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Instagram is working on ‘select broadcast audience’ feature
Sep13

Instagram is working on ‘select broadcast audience’ feature

Instagram operates in a market that is heavily competitive. With TikTok and Snapchat breathing down its neck, it is only normal for the platform to keep its users happy. A new feature that could help soothe the nerves of creators and brands is reportedly being tested. The feature, which was spotted by Matt Navarra, will let you livestream to a select audience. In a screenshot posted by Matt, Instagram is giving you two...

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Social media influencers must label sponsored posts as ads—court rules
Sep10

Social media influencers must label sponsored posts as ads—court rules

Image Credit: Architectural Design A federal court in Germany has ruled that social media influencers should label all posts they received money for as ads. The ruling, which only affects posts that have been paid for by brands was given on Thursday in cases affecting three influencers on Instagram. Influencers who boast of thousands of followers on Facebook-owned Instagram earn huge fees from brands to promote their products and...

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Instagram is testing “Favorites”—a feature that lets you prioritize your favorite posts
Sep09

Instagram is testing “Favorites”—a feature that lets you prioritize your favorite posts

Image Credit: Search Engine Land We all have our favorite brands, influencers, and followers—and filtering through the sea of posts on Instagram sometimes can be difficult. Following in the footsteps of Close Friends; a feature launched in 2018, Instagram is already working on Favorites. Like Close Friends, Favorites is a feature that lets you prioritize who gets atop your feeds first. The test was uncovered by reliable reverse...

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Instagram is about to start asking for your birthdate
Sep03

Instagram is about to start asking for your birthdate

Soon, you will have to provide Instagram your birthdate to be able to access the platform. Instagram started asking users to add their birth dates in 2019; but users with accounts older than that were not really affected back then. All that is about to change as it will soon become difficult to access the app without making the information about your birthdate available. It is all about safety as Instagram explained in a blog post....

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Instagram’s new search system now shows suggestions for photos and videos
Aug29

Instagram’s new search system now shows suggestions for photos and videos

Instagram has implemented a new search system that shows suggestion for photos and videos instead of hashtags, places, and user accounts. The new system which is build to work on mobile, will make it easier to discover new posts about what you are looking for. In a blog post, Instagram explained how the new search system works. The company explains how the current system works, and how it wants to improve it. With the current system,...

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Instagram to roll out ads on the Instagram Shop tab globally
Aug24

Instagram to roll out ads on the Instagram Shop tab globally

Image Credit: TechCrunch After testing Shops in the US earlier this month, Instagram has all but concluded plans to introduce ads on the Instagram Shop tab globally. Users in those countries where the tab is available will start seeing ads in the tab anytime soon.   Instagram has never hidden its desires to venture into ecommerce; and this just goes to confirm what we already know. Recall that the Facebook-owned company had...

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