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Instagram update

Instagram wants users to start seeing more new posts first again

March 22nd, 2018

Instagram announced on Thursday that it is once again adjusting the algorithm that controls the feed to ensure that users will be more likely to see newer posts as they scroll through the app. Instagram says that once the change is implemented, “your feed will feel more fresh,” and you won’t miss new photos as …

BlackBerry vs. Facebook

BlackBerry takes all of Facebook’s instant messaging apps to court

March 7th, 2018

Like seeing that tiny number that adorns an instant messaging app on your iPhone or Android to tell you that you’ve got incoming messages? How about muting annoying groups that you can’t just leave without everyone else noticing? Love the fact that most mobile chat apps nowadays apps are encrypted? Or maybe you like playing …

Instagram Video Calling

Voice and video calling are coming to Instagram

March 2nd, 2018

With all the voice and video calling options available on a device that can also run Instagram, many created by Instagram’s parent company Facebook, you’d think the last thing the Instagram experience needs is… voice and video calling. I hear you. On the other hand, voice and video calling is really popular with users, and …

Instagram Follow Hashtag

Instagram wants to make hashtags great again

December 13th, 2017

You know all those hashtags you’ve been adding to your Instagram posts in the hope that more people with similar interests will find your content and you’ll turn them into faithful followers? Well, hashtags are about to get a lot better and smarter, at least on Instagram, as the company wants to make content discovery …

Instagram Direct App

Instagram Direct is the pure Snapchat clone you’ve been waiting for

December 7th, 2017

You hated Facebook a few years ago when it removed Messenger functionality from the main app, only to launch a standalone messaging app that you’ve probably ended up using all the time. Well, get ready for the sequel, as the same thing is about to happen with Instagram. The Direct messaging system that was upgraded …

Instagram updates: iPhone X notch review

Instagram just showed Apple how to fix the iPhone X’s notch

December 5th, 2017

Among many new design changes to the Instagram iOS app lately is one little tweak for the iPhone X: A new volume slider that activates when you use the iPhone X’s volume buttons to change the sound of a video within the app. It’s the kind of tiny change that app developers make every day, …

Instagram Growth

With 800 million users, Instagram shows no signs of slowing down

September 27th, 2017

Facebook’s $1 billion purchase of Instagram in 2012 was nothing short of genius. Though the expensive acquisition raised more than a few eyebrows at the time, Instagram under the Facebook umbrella continues to soar to new heights. Earlier this week, Facebook’s Carolyn Everson announced that Instagram has more than 800 million active users every single …