Instagram

Instagram now tells everyone when you’re active, here’s how to hide it

Another day, another feature nobody asked for. Facebook subsidiary Instagram has now enabled activity status in direct messages: this means that practically all of your friends will now be able to see when the last time you were actively using the app was.<p>The feature rolled out as part of the …

Apps

You Might Want to Turn Off Instagram’s New, Humiliating 'Activity Status'

It’s a sickness. Whether it’s repeatedly checking for new likes on a pic or mindlessly scrolling through your feed, Instagram can be a tremendously …

How to Turn Off Instagram's Creepy New Feature

'Activity Status' lets all your friends know what you're up to on the app.<p>Instagram is one of the internet’s biggest time sinks, encouraging you to share every exciting moment of your life in the app and spend the rest of your time looking at photos from your friends. Now, Instagram implemented a …

Apps

Instagram now shows when users were last active

You can turn it off... for now<p>Instagram is continuing to build out its messaging section with a new feature that’s already found in popular apps like Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp. From the direct messages screen, people you follow or have previously chatted with can now see when you were last …

Facebook Messenger

You Really Need to Turn Off Instagram's New "Activity Status" Feature

Unless you want everyone to know about your Insta addiction.<p>Filed Under Apple & Social Networks<p>The revolution will not be televised. It'll be sent to …

iOS

Instagram Adds New Feature Showing When You Were Last Active

Instagram was today updated with a new feature that displays when you were last active, with the new activity indicator accessible via the direct messages section of the app.<p>In Direct, under a person's name, you'll now see when they last opened up the Instagram app with a message like "Active Now" …

Apps

Instagram now broadcasts your activity status to friends

Instagram is taking a page out of Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp’s playbook this week by adding a new feature that lets your friends stalk you even more.<p>Starting today, Instagram users should see some new information in the apps direct messages tab that shows when certain people were last active …

Apps

Here’s How to Turn Off Instagram’s New 'Show Activity Status' Feature

Facebook has been displaying when users were last online for years and now Instagram is exposing everyone's embarrassing social media addictions as …

Offbeat News

Hanging out in "The Baths" on Virgin Gorda, BVI. One of the coolest (and most mysterious) rock formations in the world. How'd all these rocks get here? (P.S. Sorry for all the shirtless pics...at least they're not selfies, though, am I right?) (P.P.S. Passed Richard Branson's island/house on the way here...so that was pretty sweet.)

Men's Fashion

Instagram Direct Now Shows "Activity Status" That's Being Called "Creepy"

Don't worry, you can turn it off.<p>Filed Under Privacy<p>The revolution will not be televised. It'll be sent to your inbox by us.<p>Instagram Direct, the …

A Giphy GIF search engine is coming to Instagram Stories

Beta tests and updates are coming to Instagram Stories faster than you can say “Hey, this is becoming a really bloated app!” Instagram looks to be forming a partnership with Giphy, as users have been spotting a GIF library popping up in their Stories. The feature allows users to search for GIFs …

Apps

How to Stop Instagram from Oversharing

Instagram's latest default feature notifies your friends about how recently you used the app. This means friends can tell if you're ignoring their …

Consumer News

Instagram messages will now show when users were last active

Taking a cue from parent company Facebook’s Messenger service, Instagram direct messages will now show you when users were last active.<p>Instagram …

Apps

Instagram Testing Text-Focused Feature, Transparent GIFs For Stories

Instagram appears to be testing a couple of interesting new features for its Stories platform. While Instagram is reportedly testing a new text-only …

Apps

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

Instagram is now even more of a stalker's paradise.<p>Everyone's favorite photo and video sharing app has just added an "Activity Status" that lets all …

Social Media

Instagram just added a new feature you might want to turn off — here's how

Instagram has a new feature that tells your friends when you were last checking the app — and it's turned on by default.<p>People started noticing the new feature in the Instagram apps for iOS and Android on Thursday. Thankfully, it doesn't tell everyone when you were last on Instagram — only the …

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

Instagram is not slowing down in 2018.<p>After Instagram crushed Snapchat — seriously, pounded the app into the ground — last year with its own …

Apps

Bae Of The Day: Thicc-Thighed Teedra Moses Is The Fine Azz Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of

1 of 16<p>❯<p>❮<p><i>Image via Splash</i><p>Teedra Moses Is Bae<p>If you didn’t know, Teedra Moses is finer than a muhfugga. Like, FIIIINE, fine.<p>A post shared by Teedra …

African-American Culture

This Ad Agency Head Spends Half His Time Taking Photos for Instagram. Here's Why He Doesn't Consider It a Side Hustle.

Justin M. Peterson has blurred the distinction between creating content for himself vs. for his clients.<p><i>In this series,</i> <i>Instagram Icon</i><i>, Entrepreneur speaks with the individuals behind popular Instagram accounts to find out the secrets of their success.</i><p>Jason M. Peterson has been shooting his …

Marvellously Poetic and Surreal Instagram Account to Follow

David Stenbeck is the man behind the intoxicatingly beautiful Instagram account Dovneon. Stenbeck, who is also a writer, recounts poetry and …

3 Great Ways to Use Instagram Stories to Market Your Business

More people are using Instagram Stories than Snapchat. Here's how you can take full advantage.<p>Entrepreneur and Online Marketing Expert<p>In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Neil Patel breaks down three great ways you can use Instagram Stories to market your business.<p>Patel recommends you should …

Marketing

Instagram 'Type' Format Will Help You Jazz Up Stories

Facebook-owned social media app is reportedly testing a new Stories format called 'Type,' which will let you choose from several different fonts and …

Social Media

instagram worthy: @herz.und.blut.

one of my favorite bits of instagram is its ability to transport us around the world in, well, an instant. i’m still frustrated by instagram’s …

Emotions

How To Turn Off "Show Activity" Instagram Feature

Read receipts and active messenger alerts were great in theory but over time, have become a bit of a headache for iPhone or active Facebook users. …

Apps

Instagram Stories is getting a new ‘Type’ feature

Instagram is taking another swipe at Snapchat with a new feature called “Type.” It allows users to post text to their Stories — without adding a photo or video — and it’s in testing now ahead of a wider rollout. Another Snapchat feature is also on its way.<p>Instagram may not have been first to give …

Snapchat

Instagram tests new 'Type' feature for Stories and screenshot alerts

Instagram’s Stories are one of the most popular ways to share content on social media, but sometimes images and videos just aren’t as effective as plain old text. At least, that’s what the company seems to think; it’s testing a new feature – simply called ‘Type’ – that allows you to post a written …

Technology (India)

Instagram DMs now show when you were last active

Less than 24 hours since we learned of Instagram's new text fonts for Stories, the Facebook-owned app has added another feature. But this one may not be to everyone's liking. Taking inspiration from its parent company's Messenger service (instead of Snapchat, for once), Instagram is rolling out an …

Instagram starts showing activity status in direct messages

In its quest to become the only app where you share photos, moments, and messages, Instagram is adding one new feature to its direct messages: …

Android News

CR7 Breaks Record on Instagram

The Real Madrid ace and the National Team made history again. The footballer has surpassed Beyoncé and it is in his Instagram account that he is now …

Cristiano Ronaldo

How to Optimise Your Instagram Strategy

Everyone’s favorite photo-sharing app, Instagram boasts over 800 million monthly active users worldwide. Of course, this means a huge portion of your …

Digital Marketing