Snap makes key hire to ensure no one copies Snapchat again
Snapchat developer Snap Inc. isn’t happy about Facebook stealing its features. To ensure its products are safe from plagiarism, the company has hired a security expert whose startup specializes in protecting software from reverse-engineering. The post Snap makes key hire to ensure no one copies Snapchat again appeared first on Digital Trends....
FaceApp uses neural networks for photorealistic selfie tweaks
 If you’re finding the vision of Trump’s visage with a smile on it generating ‘uncanny valley’ levels of unease and creepiness you’d be right. The smile is FAKE NEWS folks! Created, after the fact, by a photo-realistic face-morphing iOS app, called FaceApp… Read More ...
Instagram multi-photo albums being tested on Android app
Instagram is testing a new feature that will enable users to share multiple photographs in an album, doing away with the need to create collages to group photos together. The feature isn’t officially available in any capacity to the average user, but it has begun cropping up for some Android users in Instagram version 10.7.0. The albums created with this … Continue reading...
Instagram multi-photo albums being tested on Android app
Instagram is testing a new feature that will enable users to share multiple photographs in an album, doing away with the need to create collages to group photos together. The feature isn’t officially available in any capacity to the average user, but it has begun cropping up for some Android users in Instagram version 10.7.0. The albums created with this … Continue reading...
Instagram Stories is stealing Snapchat’s users
 Most reported declines in Snapchat Stories view counts range from 15 to 40 percent, and a reduction in how often they or those they monitor post to Snapchat Stories. Meanwhile, our sources report rapidly growing view counts on Instagram Stories, and engagement-to-follower rates one social influencer talent agent called “Insanely f*cking high”. The success of Instagram Stories,… Read More ...
The cost of hot selfie app Meitu? A healthy dose of your personal info
 You’ve probably seen a Meitu selfie in your Instagram or Facebook feed in the past 24 hours. The app smoothes skin, slims down faces, and even applies a layer of virtual blush and lipgloss, adding a beautifying effect to your photos. And although the app has been popular in China for years — Meitu went public in Hong Kong last month — it only recently caught on with… Read More ...
Fake Android Instagram apps have been stealing login credentials from users
Security researchers have discovered a series of fake Instagram apps on the Google Play Store that aim to steal your username and password through a sophisticated phishing scam. The apps have been taken down since being discovered. The post Fake Android Instagram apps have been stealing login credentials from users appeared first on Digital Trends....
Crunch Report | Instagram Stories Hits 150 Million Daily Users
FarmLogs raises $22 million, Instagram Stories hits 150 million daily users, Google closes its UAV project and JetBlue gives us free Wi-Fi. All this on Crunch Report. Read More ...
As Instagram Stories hits 150 million daily users, full screen video ads enter testing
Instagram’s Stories feature is still relatively new, but parent company Facebook is wasting no time in monetizing it. Today Instagram announced that full screen video ads will soon play within Stories, and it starts with partnerships with around 30 different businesses. From there, it seems safe to assume that Instagram will expand Stories ads quickly, letting more and more companies … Continue reading...
As Instagram Stories hits 150 million daily users, full screen video ads enter testing
Instagram’s Stories feature is still relatively new, but parent company Facebook is wasting no time in monetizing it. Today Instagram announced that full screen video ads will soon play within Stories, and it starts with partnerships with around 30 different businesses. From there, it seems safe to assume that Instagram will expand Stories ads quickly, letting more and more companies … Continue reading...
3 quick styling tips to step up your Instagram still-life photos
YouTube channel Mango Life has created a short tutorial breaking down three simple steps you can take to improve your still-life photography, specifically that geared toward an Instagram audience. The post 3 quick styling tips to step up your Instagram still-life photos appeared first on Digital Trends.
Instagram follows Facebook by reportedly testing mid-roll video ads for Stories
Instagram is emulating its parent company Facebook by reportedly experimenting with inserting video ads in between Stories -- the sharing feature it copied from Snapchat in August. The post Instagram follows Facebook by reportedly testing mid-roll video ads for Stories appeared first on Digital Trends.
Golden Globe Awards 2017: Instagram, Facebook and Twitter to be part of the red carpet and backstage at the awards
For the first time, social media giant Facbook and its photo-sharing service Instagram will showcase videos and photos from the red carpet as well as from backstage during the 74th Golden Globe Awards 2017. In a partnership with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), Facebook will let fans watch full 360-degree videos of celebrities’ red-carpet experience while Instagram is teaming up with fashion photography duo Mert and Marcus to shoot the action backstage as the Golden Globe Aw...
This is how to share iPhone Live Photos on Instagram
If you’re an iPhone user and you’ve been itching for a way to upload your Live Photos to Instagram, then good news: you can now do exactly that by turning them into Boomerangs. Instagram is rolling out this new functionality right now, giving users a somewhat easy way to upload Live Photos to Instagram Stories. Best of all is the … Continue reading...
5G promises to transform the world again
 We may be on the cusp of a new, simpler world.  From the current era of “peak complexity”, this new era will produce a step-change in society. It builds a platform for growth while empowering the developing world to leapfrog the competition.  At Huawei’s Mobile Broadband event last month, I saw what a 5G future looks like — ultra-fast, always on connectivity, making… Read More ...
5 easy ways to archive all of your favorite Instagram videos
It's easy to screenshot your favorite Instagram photos, but saving a video is a bit more complicated. Thankfully, there are a host of easy ways to do so, whether you prefer to use a web-based tool or a third-party app. The post 5 easy ways to archive all of your favorite Instagram videos appeared first on Digital Trends....
Instagram’s biggest stars are using this loophole to make their posts go viral
Some of Instagram's biggest users are convinced the've found a loophole tied into the photo-sharing app's geo-tagging system that has resulted in their photos going viral. Could they have stumbled upon a trick to boost a post's popularity? The post Instagram’s biggest stars are using this loophole to make their posts go viral appeared first on Digital Trends....
Crunch Report | Super Nintendo World Theme Park
Instagram Live is rolling out to all users, Microsoft Ventures opens an AI fund, JetSmarter has a $105 million funding round, Apple’s new app sort of unifies TV and Super Nintendo World theme park is slated to open in 2020. All this on Crunch Report. Read More ...
Instagram launches live videos in US – here’s how to use it
Instagram’s live videos are going live for all users in the US today. We’ve known about this feature for a little while – first in an October leak that got to steep on its own for a while before Instagram confirmed that live videos were in the works. Today, live videos are being rolled out as part of the Stories … Continue reading...
Facebook 2016 Year in Review: Diwali is top Topic, Marine Drive is top Instagram location in India and more
Facebook is one of the most used web platforms by most internet users. People share self-generated content on the platform that ranges from text, images, videos and more recently, live videos. Every year the company tracks the most talked about trends using internal analytics and presents a yearly review. The company has released the review of 2016, giving us details about the most discussed topics in India as well as on the Global level. According to the company, India has approximately 166 mil...