Move over, squares: Instagram now supports landscape and portrait modes

Ever since Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger launched Instagram five years ago, Instagram has favored square-shaped photos. Not anymore. In a significant change, the popular photo-sharing app announced native support for landscape and portrait-shaped photos. The update will roll out to all iOS and Android users through the day on Thursday. Previously, if you wanted to […]

Instagram and Pinterest both doubled users over the last 3 years

Social media dynamos Instagram and Pinterest nearly doubled their users between 2012 and 2015, according to a new study — and Pinterest is winning. Pew Research Center, a Washington D.C.-based think tank, surveyed 1,907 adults this spring to learn about their social media habits. Among the discoveries: 31% of all adults who go online now use […]

Instagram Unleashes a Fully Operational Ad Business

Istagram’s ad business is growing up fast thanks to a boost of new technology from Facebook. The photo-sharing app with more than 300 million users and counting is opening up to potentially millions of advertisers, with more ad styles and sophisticated targeting tools first honed by its parent company. Instagram is launching ads with “Shop Now” […]