Tag "Instagram"

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

Snapchat parent files to go public on the New York Stock Exchange

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Snapchat, which was launched in 2011 to allow users be casual and raw in the disappearing photos, is going public and it’s going to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange as “SNAP.” The company is said to be

Instagram reportedly testing feature to post multiple photos in a single post

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Instead of using Layout app, Instagram users might get the ability to post multiple photos and videos in a single post. The much-awaited feature was first spotted by the Droid-Life, where the report says that the latest beta version of

Instagram to roll out ‘Live Stories’ feature globally

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Instagram’s ‘Live Stories’ is finally going global. Instagram Stories, a clone of Snapchat, rolled out the Live stories feature in November last year, only to US users. However, the social network is ready to roll it out globally within next

Instagram Stories hits 150mn daily users, launches advertisements

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Instagram looks unstoppable. Reaching another milestone, Facebook-owned company has announced that Instagram Stories now has 150 million daily users. And in a rather novel way to celebrate the numbers, the company is bringing more than 30 advertisers into its fastest-growing

Instagram now has 600mn monthly active users

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Instagram, which for a very long time was being known as Snapchat-clone is now moving ahead of Snapchat in terms of userbase. Can we say, that this was expected considering the last two updates were not inspired by Snapchat? The company feels

Instagram begins rolling out live-video feature to Stories

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Officially announced in November, Instagram’s live video broadcasting feature is live now. The feature that started rolling out yesterday should be available to all the iOS and Android users in the US in the coming days. Now along with #ootd

Fashion portal Roposo launches new chat-to-buy feature for small sellers

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Fashion-based social network, Roposo has launched a new chat-to-buy feature aimed at having better consumer engagement and conversion rates by combining the best of two worlds i.e. over 3 million Indian fashion lovers and more than 10,000 brands and small