Instagram is no longer notifying users when you screenshot their story

In January, Instagram started testing an interesting new feature: It would notify users when someone took a screenshot of their stories.  According to BuzzFeed, though, Instagram is no longer testing the feature.  SEE ALSO: This ‘Accidental Icon’ is using her teaching background to implement social change in the fashion industry Instagram Stories, just like Snapchat […]

The Secrets of the Instagram Algorithm – Revealed!

The Secrets of the Instagram Algorithm – Revealed! Conor Bond Last updated: June 13, 2018 Social Media In an effort to improve transparency, Instagram has broken down the algorithm it uses to organize content in users’ feeds. The detailed announcement arrived in the wake of privacy scandals surrounding Facebook, the parent company of the photo-sharing […]

Instagram plans June 20th launch event for long-form video hub

Last week TechCrunch reported Instagram will launch a long-form video hub, with a tentative June 20th launch date. Now Instagram is asking reporters to RSVP for a June 20th “special event,” confirming our scoop’s date. The invitation simply reads “Instagram has some news to share, and we want you to be the first to hear […]

Instagram adds shopping tags directly into Stories

Instagram’s shoppable tags are about to pop up in Stories. The company started testing the feature back in 2016 with a limited set of 20 partners. Since then it’s been a hit, expanding broadly to regular brand posts in the feed. Starting today, hitting a little shopping bag sticker in a Story will lead you […]

Instagram plans to launch Snapchat Discover-style video hub

Instagram is preparing to unveil a home for longer-form video — a YouTube competitor and its take on Snapchat Discover. According to multiple sources, Instagram will offer a dedicated space featuring scripted shows, music videos and more in vertically oriented, full-screen, high-def 4K resolution. Instagram has been meeting with popular social media stars and content […]

Instagram adds option to mute posts in your feed

In the coming weeks, Instagram users will have another way to control which posts they want to see in their feed and when, thanks to the introduction of a new mute feature. Users already had the option to mute an account in Instagram Stories. Now, users will also have the ability to mute posts from […]

Instagram reveals the secret sauce powering its algorithm

Instagram is chill with the decision it made two years ago to ditch the chronological feed in favor of an algorithm. The older way of showing you your follow list’s shares isn’t coming back. Ever since the change, though, the algorithm has been something of a mystery. Shares surface in your feed without any apparent […]

Teens dump Facebook for YouTube, Instagram and Snapchat

A Pew survey of teens and the ways they use technology finds that kids have largely ditched Facebook for the visually stimulating alternatives of Snapchat, YouTube and Instagram. Nearly half said they’re online “almost constantly,” which will probably be used as a source of FUD, but really is just fine. Even teens, bless their honest […]

Please enjoy this Instagram account that hilariously reimagines your favorite album covers

With every photo, there’s always more than meets the eye.  Thankfully, there are good folks like Russian-based artist Igor Lipchanskiy who are here to help us expand what we think we know — at least when it comes to album covers.  Lipchanskiy takes the album art of artists like Prince or will.i.am and adds his […]

Digital Marketing News: Preferred Platform Study, B2B Influencers & Blockchain For Marketers, & Travelers Turn To Instagram

Social Media Marketing Update: Preferred Platforms and Content Types in 2018 A multitude of the latest trends in social media marketing have been detailed in a new report from Social Media Examiner, revealing that Instagram has surpassed a declining Twitter in overall popularity, while B2B marketers continue to prefer LinkedIn. MarketingCharts Study: Millennial travelers’ Instagram […]