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Instagram Head: ‘Instagram is No Longer a Photo Sharing App’

Instagram is looking to focus its attention on competing directly with TikTok and as a result, its head Adam Mosseri says that the popular app is no longer a photo-sharing app, but will shift to entertainment, video, and shopping. “We are no longer a photo-sharing app,” Mosseri says bluntly in a video posted to Twitter. “The number one reason people say they use Instagram, in research, is to be entertained.” […]

todayJuly 1, 2021


TikTok and the splintering of the global internet

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todayAugust 3, 2020


Are your favorite Instagram guitarists faking their incredible technique?

Advanced audio and video editing trickery allegedly used to achieve ultra-precise clean playing styles. We’ve all watched electric guitar players on Instagram deliver impossibly precise performances at insane bpms and wondered, ‘How can they play that clean?’ Well, as it turns out, they might not be playing it at all. YouTube guitar teacher Jack Gardiner has posted a video entitled ‘Fake guitar playing - it needs to stop!’, where he alleges your favorite […]

todayNovember 25, 2019


Paul McCartney Jams to His Own Song in New Year’s Greeting on Instagram

Paul McCartney kicked off 2019 with a new song, "Get Enough," and now he's delivering it with a personal touch to fans on Instagram. McCartney posted a short video of himself having a good old time singing along to the track, which features the Beatle experimenting with Auto-Tune. "Happy New Year!" McCartney wrote to his followers in the clip's caption on Saturday (Jan. 5). "Can’t get enough of you! Love Paul #getenough." Watch […]

todayJanuary 8, 2019


Instagram says it’s not working on a regram feature

Rumors of an Instagram regram function have circulated a number of times, and they were renewed this week when The Verge reported that the company was working on a reshare feature. But while Instagram initially told the site that it had no comment about the report, it is now saying that such a function is flat out "not happening." It told both The Verge and TechCrunch that it's neither building nor testing a regram feature. The […]

todaySeptember 23, 2018


Instagram now lets you 4-way group video chat as you browse

Instagram’s  latest assault on Snapchat, FaceTime and Houseparty launches today. TechCrunch scooped back in March that Instagram would launch video calling, and the feature was officially announced at F8 in May. Now it’s actually rolling out to everyone on iOS and Android, allowing up to four friends to group video call together through Instagram Direct. With the feed, Stories, messaging, Live, IGTV and now video calling, Instagram is hoping to become a one-stop-shop for its 1 billion […]

todayJune 26, 2018


How Instagram’s algorithm works

Instagram  users were missing 70 percent of all posts and 50 percent of their friends’ posts before the app ditched the reverse chronological feed for an algorithm in July 2016. Despite backlash about confusing ordering, Instagram now says relevancy sorting has led to its 800 million-plus users seeing 90 percent of their friends’ posts and spending more time on the app. Yet Instagram has never explained exactly how the algorithm chooses […]

todayJune 2, 2018


Instagram launches Story Search for hashtags and locations

Instagram Stories wants to be your window into what’s going on around a topic or place right now, so it’s adding a way to search Stories two months after Snapchat did the same. Instagram users can now search for a location or hashtag, and see a Story compiled from Story posts by other users that include that location sticker, hashtag sticker, or hashtag in the caption. Location Stories from nearby […]

todayMay 23, 2017


Instagram Live? Here Are Hints You Will Be Able To Go Live On Instagram Soon

Livestreaming has become quite popular among millennials, and it only seems to be growing in popularity. Several companies are creating their own livestream service, and Instagram appears to want a piece of the pie. Meerkat kickstarted this trend, and Twitter followed soon after. It didn't take very long for Facebook to get in on the fun, so right now everyone with a computer or smartphone has the means to livestream, […]

todayOctober 24, 2016

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