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 […]
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’s search just got a lot more like Twitter. The company’s latest update completely overhauled the app’s search and Explore features to make it easier to find posts around specific events, places or themes in real time. The new Explore menu is a major departure from previous versions of the feature, which surfaced photos and […]
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” […]
Instagram’s latest standalone app is taking on the photo collage. With Layout, Instagram has taken a similar approach to collages as Hyperlapse did for time lapse videos: a simple interface with with rich features that will appeal to casual and power users alike. Read full article here:
The number of US Instagram users increased nearly 60% in 2014, bringing the social network’s US monthly user base to 64.2 million people, according to new figures from eMarketer. Read full article here.
When Facebook bought Instagram for $1 billion in April 2012, the price tag came as a shock to many. A little more than two years later, Citigroup said Instagram is worth $35 billion, a number that the bank called “conservative” in a research note on Facebook issued Friday. Read full article here.
Instagram is a rapidly growing photo and video sharing platform with more than 150 million users and 16 billion photos shared. Over 55 million photos are shared on Instagram to a very engaged community every single day. As you can imagine, brands have jumped into the game, and here are a bunch of tools that make […]