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Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp are back after few hours outage
Apr14

Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp are back after few hours outage

We should be getting used to news like this these days, especially when you consider the fact that it is happening a second time within a couple of weeks. The last time this happened, Facebook said the outage was caused by “server configuration change.” It has happened again, and services of Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp were temporarily disrupted for two hours in most parts of the world. While the outage lasted, users were denied...

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Instagram glitch exposed users’ Stories to people they don’t follow
Apr11

Instagram glitch exposed users’ Stories to people they don’t follow

Instagram has announced that a bug exposed users’ Stories to people they don’t follow, TechCrunch reports. The first hint to this effect was first reported by a Twitter user InternetRyan per TechCrunch who became confused when he started seeing strangers in his Stories Tray and tagged Josh Constine. The screenshot below shows people in InternetRyan’s Stories tray whom he does not follow, which is better explained by the active Follow...

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5 Obstacles Marketers Face on Instagram
Apr04

5 Obstacles Marketers Face on Instagram

5 Obstacles Marketers Face on Instagram Instagram has over a billion users, which means it’s definitely a platform you should take your marketing efforts. There’s an audience for you somewhere—the hard part is finding them. While the premise of Instagram is simple (you post pictures and videos, people like them; you follow people, you like what they post, too), expanding your presence requires more work than you realize. For that...

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Facebook to restrict who can go Live aftermath of Christchurch attack
Mar31

Facebook to restrict who can go Live aftermath of Christchurch attack

Facebook is “exploring” the possibility to restricting certain users on its platform from going Live. This is coming in the aftermath of the recent Christchurch attack where attackers opened fire on a Muslim community in New Zealand. Sheryl Sandberg chief operating officer at Facebook made this known in a blog post where she expressed deep sadness over the incident that has attracted widespread condemnation from around the world. “The...

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Instagram is working on a new feature that could let you scroll through videos
Mar31

Instagram is working on a new feature that could let you scroll through videos

Instagram is testing a new feature that will make it possible to scroll through videos, Jane Manchun Wong tweeted just last week. Jane, a research engineer who needs no introduction especially to tech writers, is famous for calling several stories even weeks or even months before they are officially announced or released. The scroll through functionality could let you skip forward to a point in a video that you want to watch. It could...

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Instagram’s new checkout feature lets you buy directly from brands
Mar21

Instagram’s new checkout feature lets you buy directly from brands

Instagram’s love for transforming itself into a service where people can conveniently do their shopping without exiting its platform is gradually takin shape. As a matter of fact, the picture-sharing app has finally launched a new feature called “Checkout.” “Today, we’re introducing checkout on Instagram. When you find a product you love, you can now buy it without leaving the app.” The Facebook subsidiary announced Checkout on...

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