Tag "Instagram"

Teens bullied the most on Instagram and Facebook: Survey

By : CIOL Writers

British anti-bullying organization Ditch The Label conducted a new survey that reveals teens are bullied the most on Instagram with Facebook coming in next. With over 1 lakh people between the ages of 12 and 20 taking part in the survey,

Amazon Spark is an Instagram inspired shopping feed of stories and photos

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Amazon has launched a new feature called Spark aimed at improving product discovery, which is seemingly inspired by Instagram and to an extent by Pinterest too. The iOS only app is available in the “Programs & Features” tab on the app, where

Facebook is now the most influential social network in the world with 2bn users

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Mark Zuckerberg has added another billion to its already extensive user base. Yes, now Facebook has 2 billion monthly users. That’s basically two-thirds of the world’s population with Internet access. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced the milestone on a post and

Instagram wants to show more transparency with paid posts

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From colorful vacation photos, mouth-watering food recipes to designer clothes, and accessories, Instagram posts are quite interesting and appealing to look at. But many times, most of such posts are paid ads. Popular influencers and celebrities are paid to promote

Instagram’s new feature allows users to hide photos indefinitely

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Last month Engadget announced that Instagram was working on a new feature called the “Archive”. The Archive lets you hide your old photo without ever deleting them. If you go into the “…” menu on a photo, where you’d normally

Now you can buy Instagram likes from vending machines; $0.89 for 100 likes

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I don’t even know, how to react to this piece of news. This is the 21st century. And here you don’t earn fame but buy it via a simple vending machine. Yes, you read it right, our social media obsession

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