Instagram just added a powerful new way to stalk people on the app

Instagram is now even more of a stalker’s paradise. Everyone’s favorite photo and video sharing app has just added an “Activity Status” that lets all your friends and followers “see when you were last active” on the app, just like on Facebook Messenger. Creeeeeeeepy! SEE ALSO: 12 awesome Instagram features you’re probably not using When […]

Giphy builds transparent GIF library for Instagram Stories

 Instagram now lets some users slap background-less GIFs sourced from Giphy onto their Instagram Stories. Rolling out for wider testing with a Giphy-branded design, the new GIF sticker engine could further differentiate Instagram Stories from Snapchat, which has yet to embrace the animation trend. It appears that Giphy has worked with Instagram to create a […]

Instagram is testing another killer feature that could crush Snapchat even more

Instagram is not slowing down in 2018. After Instagram crushed Snapchat — seriously, pounded the app into the ground — last year with its own disappearing Stories feature, the Facebook-owned app is now secretly testing a new “Type” feature that’ll let users share text-based clips instead of photos or videos. SEE ALSO: 12 awesome Instagram […]

Profiting With Instagram Stories Ads: What You Need To Know

When it comes to social media marketing, Facebook and Instagram are probably the most important two players on the market in these days. There are more than 2.7 billion monthly active users on Facebook and 700 million Instagram users. Almost four times the audience of Instagram however, does not make Facebook better. In many ways, […]

Instagram tests letting users post Stories directly to WhatsApp

 Last October, Facebook extended the usage (and flexibility) of Instagram Stories — the Snapchat-like feature that lets you patch together photos and videos into a slide show — by making it easy to directly post a Story to Facebook. Now Facebook is looking at how to bring WhatsApp into the fold. Read More Social – […]

Telegram and Instagram being restricted in Iran

 Messaging app Telegram and Facebook-owned social sharing platform Instagram appear to be being blocked in Iran. Read More Social – TechCrunch

What were your best nine Instagram photos from 2017?

 You might have noticed a new end-of-year trend on Instagram the past few days. If so, you can thank 2017bestnine.com, a website that lets you automatically collect and collage your most-liked photos of 2017. Best Nine has been around for a while, so many of you may be familiar with the tool already. But for […]

Instagram has a new feature that adds ‘recommended’ posts to your feed

What are your friends liking on Instagram? Whatever it is, it’s about to land in your feed. Instagram is quietly rolling out a new feature that will recommend posts for you based on the activity of the accounts you follow. “Recommended for You” posts will sit in their own section, accessible through a thumbnail above […]

Instagram will now add ‘Recommended’ posts to your feed

 Instagram’s feed will now show users recommended posts – a change that earlier this month was spotted while in testing, and has since quietly gone live. The feature, described here in the company’s Help documentation, will suggest posts for you based on those that have been liked by other accounts you follow. The new section, […]

Maximize Your Instagram Sales With Help From These Third-Party Platforms

The recent explosion in Instagram hype is capturing the attention of marketers everywhere – especially those of us who are keeping tabs on trends in visual storytelling and social media-based audience building. As of this past fall, when the most recent official Instagram community stats were released, the social channel had over 800 million monthly […]