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Instagram is testing DMs on desktop
Feb13

Instagram is testing DMs on desktop

It looks like we might soon be able to send direct messages on desktop as Instagram is already testing a feature that will make that a reality. According to reliable Jane Manchun Wong, the ephemeral picture sharing app is currently testing the feature, and may soon be available to users. As usual, Jane took to her Twitter page to post the story—supporting it with a screenshot of the soon-to-be added feature. Unlike the main app,...

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Instagram is working on more stickers—the “Quiz” Stickers
Feb02

Instagram is working on more stickers—the “Quiz” Stickers

Instagram is no doubt in love with stickers—the last time out the ephemeral picture sharing app rolled out some question stickers. Before then, there were election stickers for the US Election Day; and now report suggests Instagram is working on “Quiz Stickers.” According to reverse engineer and reliable Twitter user, Jane Manchun Wong, the Facebook-owned social media giant is already working on quiz stickers. Information about the...

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Facebook shares Instagram study on what users expect from brands
Feb01

Facebook shares Instagram study on what users expect from brands

Instagram has perched atop social media for a while now. Yet, businesses and users alike still find it hard to connect with people and gain a solid following. Instagram users are more discerning. When Facebook and Twitter came into the picture, everyone wanted to connect with everyone. Some sent friend requests to all the people they met at a party. Some followed profiles on Twitter in hopes that they would follow back. This method...

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Instagram adds ability to publish feed posts to multiple accounts
Jan11

Instagram adds ability to publish feed posts to multiple accounts

Users of photo-sharing app Instagram call it “regram,” but you can also call it repost. Instagram is adding the ability to publish feed posts to multiple accounts. This can be done by toggling them [the posts] on within the composer screen. Confirming the new update to TechCrunch, a company spokesperson said the option is only available to all iOS users: “We are rolling out this feature to provide a better experience for people who...

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Instagram could soon be blocked in Iran as authorities cite threat to national security
Jan04

Instagram could soon be blocked in Iran as authorities cite threat to national security

The social media is coming under threat again as authorities in Iran are threatening to add Instagram to already banned websites in the Islamic country. Instagram is the only social media platform that has not come under the hammer of the Islamic country, but that exclusivity is about to be thrown out of the window if the country goes ahead to carry out its threat. Citing threat to national security, the National Cyberspace Council...

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Instagram accidentally went from vertical to horizontal scrolling
Dec28

Instagram accidentally went from vertical to horizontal scrolling

Reactions were mixed on Thursday when Instagram for a brief period accidentally switched from vertical to horizontal scrolling. The number of people who kicked against the change showed that if the change was meant to test the waters, then the Facebook-owned company might as well have a rethink. Not a few of them aired their minds on Twitter—expressing their disappointment at the change, which of course, was not to last though....

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