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Instagram Stories hits Snapchat where it hurts, now has 250 million daily active users
Jun21

Instagram Stories hits Snapchat where it hurts, now has 250 million daily active users

Instagram Stories has aimed another shot at Snapchat—and this time, it’s a pretty tough one. The Facebook-owned photo-sharing app has announced a new milestone; it now has 250 million daily active users. This is impressive considering the fact that the company recently announced that it had 200 million daily active users. This announcement is coming at a time when Snapchat Stories recorded a sharp decline of 50 percent in terms of...

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Instagram’s new Archive feature is now live for everyone
Jun14

Instagram’s new Archive feature is now live for everyone

TNW had earlier reported that Instagram was testing a new feature that would allow you to archive photos on your profile instead of getting rid of it permanently. Now, the new feature has gone live for all Instagram users. According to Instagram, archive lets you move posts previously shared by you into a space only visible to you. The entire objective of adding this feature is to help you preserve your “moments that matter.” “Your...

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Instagram adds web link support to its Direct messages features
May25

Instagram adds web link support to its Direct messages features

Instagram has announced a few changes to its Direct messaging feature. You can now send links directly in the app—a game changer, considering the fact that such was not the case before today’s update. Also, the company has added automatic links to phone numbers and addresses to send through Direct, reports The Verge. Two new features were also added to Direct—landscape and portrait orientations. All these minor additions now make...

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Instagram could be working on Location Stories to Explore page
May22

Instagram could be working on Location Stories to Explore page

Facebook-owned Instagram is always busy updating and adding new features to make its app more appealing to users. In the last couple of months in particular, the company has invested a lot in redesigning and making features like Stories more popular. A few days ago, TechCrunch broke the news that Instagram was testing Location Stories; another feature copied from Snapchat. Location Stories, according to TechCrunch, is a feature that...

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Instagram’s mobile web sharing feature rolls out
May09

Instagram’s mobile web sharing feature rolls out

Instagram has come a long way since Facebook shelled out $1 billion to acquire it in 2012. The amount paid by the social media giant was considered a mammoth one at that time, but looking back, virtually everyone agrees that it was a smart business move. Today, the app has become one of the most used photo-sharing platforms all over the world. Instagram won’t let its recent achievements get to its head, and is now rolling out a mobile...

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Instagram’s impressive growth continues; now has 700 million members
Apr27

Instagram’s impressive growth continues; now has 700 million members

Thanks to Snapchat, Instagram now has additional 100 million users—bringing up the number to 700 million. That is impressive for a company that was once almost walking in the shadow of a rival app—Snapchat. In the last nine months, the app has recorded more growth than ever owing to the fact that it copied a very popular feature owned by Snapchat—Stories. Not that the app wasn’t doing fine before August [when Instagram launched its...

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