Tag "Instagram"

Instagram adds support for links and uncropped images in direct Messages

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Now, instead of writing ‘link in bio’ in the posts, Instagram users can simply share the link via direct message. Yes, it does sound like a small update, but it makes a whole lot of difference. Initially, users were allowed

Google Photos will keep your private photos hidden with new ‘Archive’ feature

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With more than 500 million monthly active users, Google Photos has been rolling out useful features on its service lately. At the recently held Google I/O 2017 developer conference, the tech giant unveiled AI-powered sharing suggestions and a Google Lens

When will Instagram stop cloning Snapchat like features?

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Instagram, the photo-sharing app is back with one more feature that will keep your Stories trunk always full. But before jumping to the features, we will first address the most obvious question here. Is this new feature copied from Snapchat?

Instagram rolls out a new ‘archive’ feature that hides your posts without deleting

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Now instead of deleting the Instagram pictures that you think are not ‘exactly looking good’, you can store away or hide them from everyone else. Instagram is reportedly launching a new feature christened “archive.” When a post is archived, it

Instagram & Snapchat, the most detrimental social networking app for teenagers: Study

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While social media platforms are proving out to be a boon for business owners, on the other end, it is leaving a negative effect on teenagers. We all knew it, but now we have numbers to prove the fact. According

Instagram rolls out Snapchat-like augmented reality ‘Face Filters’

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Facebook has finally brought the last and the only feature that was yet to be copied from Snapchat to Instagram. Instagram rolled out a selection of augmented reality ‘Face Filters’, including furry koala ears, math equations swirling around your head,

Will Instagram’s new mobile web sharing features help it to drive growth?

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In a bid to drive growth in areas with slow connectivity or expensive data, Instagram has upgraded its mobile website adding core features of the main app that includes photo sharing and a lightweight version of the Explore tab. Why new features? Instagram has

Pinterest killing its ‘Like’ button because it isn’t a social network

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Pinterest wants you to know that it isn’t a social network like Facebook or Instagram. And to prove that point, the visual discovery startup is killing off its “Like” button claiming that people often confuse it with the ‘Save’ button despite the fact

Snap acquires Mobli’s ‘Geofilters’ patent for $7.7 million

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Snapchat’s parent company, Snap has reportedly acquired Mobli’s ‘Geofilters’ patent for $7.7 million. Mobli is photo-sharing network, which also happens to be Instagram’s rival. Citing sources and a confidential email sent by Mobli, to its shareholders, TechCrunch report says that

Instagram gets offline support for Android users

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Now Instagram users can post even without internet connection. At Facebook’s F8 developer conference, Instagram announced it’s built support for using most of its features without Internet access. The functionality is largely available for Android now and should soon make its

Facebook Messenger hits 1.2bn monthly users

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In 2014, Facebook took a tough decision to separate Messenger as a standalone app drawing much apprehensions from all quarters but Mark Zuckerberg proved every one wrong with the super success of his messaging platform. Achieving another milestone, the social network has

Microsoft launches fun camera app, Sprinkles with AI prowess

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If you are bored with the same old Snapchat filters (considering the same filters are now available on Facebook and Instagram), then Microsoft brings you a new fun ‘camera’ app, Sprinkles, powered by machine learning. Though Microsoft’s Sprinkles, available only for

Snapchat rips off Instagram with a perfect April fool’s day prank

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It’s no secret that Instagram Stories, which has been a game changer for the photo-sharing app, was cloned from Snapchat. The Facebook-owned company didn’t even bother to modify the name; it was simply lifted from Snapchat Stories and pasted to Instagram Stories.

Now Facebook brings ‘Stories’ feature to its main application

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Honestly, it cannot get blatant than this. It looks like there’s no stopping Facebook from its copying spree that has resulted in Snapchat’s ‘Stories’ feature now coming to Facebook’s main application. This means you can now share stories with your

Instagram now has 1mn monthly advertisers

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Last year was an exceptional year for Instagram. The photo-sharing app launched more updates in the past 12 months than it had ever done before. And looks like the updates have paid off well. From 200,000 active advertisers last year, Instagram now claims one

Wittyfeed is more popular in India than Instagram and Twitter

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Three-year-old, Wittyfeed has surpassed the rankings of decade old company Twitter and seven-year-old Instagram as the most visited website in India. A viral content company, Wittyfeed, which provides modern day blogging platform for everyone who loves to express and explore beautiful stories is

Now Instagram users can post multiple photos and videos in single post

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Instagram is rolling out the much-awaited feature of sharing up to 10 photos and videos in one single post. Instagram wrote in a blog post, “You no longer have to choose the single best photo or video from an experience

WhatsApp Status gets a Snapchat inspired makeover

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After rolling out Snapchat’s Stories format for iOS beta users last week, Facebook-owned WhatsApp is now completely ditching its old text-based status messages format for all the platforms. Yes, the Facebook is now copying the Stories format for the fourth

LinkedIn now provides ‘disable comment’ option to manage comments on long-form articles

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Whether it’s Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, social media is increasingly becoming a hostile space because of online abuse. In the light of such incidents, many platforms are taking initiatives to control and reduce online abuse. Making a move in this

Hootsuite acquires social media ads manager AdEspresso

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After relaunching Hootsuite Ads, the social media management company Hootsuite has acquired AdEspresso. The financial details of the acquisition are yet to be disclosed. Founded in 2013, AdEspresso offers users a set of tools to create, A-B test, and post advertisements