Instagram

21 Important Facts About Instagram

For a start, it has 700 million active monthly users.<p>As a Millennial, I can attest to the fact that Instagram is an effective platform when it comes to reaching me with ads. I find the sponsored ads on Instagram to be relevant and appealing--not annoying, like so many other platforms. I've made …

United States

10 Ways to Organically Market Your Brand on Instagram

With more than 300 million users, Instagram is now the world’s no.1 image and video sharing platform that offers a significant opportunity for …

Social Media Marketing

139 facts about Instagram one should be aware of in 2017 [INFOGRAPHIC]

Are you on Instagram? With 600 million users worldwide, your answer will probably be yes. I’ve been using it on and off since it launched for Android …

Watch Now: A High-Tech Raincoat You Can Win This Weekend

<i>Welcome to Watch Now. We’re obviously passionate about gear, and we have a lot of it in the office — it fuels our reviews, news and stories every</i> …

Instagram Direct Updated To Support Different Orientations Of Photos, Videos

Instagram’s Direct messaging feature has been updated to support different photo orientations and web links. The update to Instagram is signaling the …

Apps

See What the 'Twilight' Characters Would Post If They Had Instagram

How amazing would it be if the main characters of <i>Twilight</i> actually had Instagram accounts?<p>Of course, it's pretty tough to imagine every single one of …

Lifestyle

How to Use Instagram Search & Explore to Boost Your Instagram Marketing

Instagram places a big emphasis on search and discovery of content. It’s one of the few social media platforms with a Search and Explore tab in its …

Social Media Marketing

Amber Rose gives her fans an eyeful in revealing Instagram post [PHOTOS + VIDEO]

Amber Rose is never shy of flaunting her incredible body. She has done it again in a set to revealing Instagram posts, which features her in a teeny tiny bikini that barely covers her modesty.<p>The Philadelphian native put her curves on display as she posed in nothing but a strapless, backless …

How 6 Pro Photographers Are Using Instagram Stories

Stacy Kranitz (@stacykranitz)<p>In Stacy Kranitz's Instagram Stories, like the rest of her feed, the photographer purposely blurs the boundaries between …

Photojournalism

Instagram finally adds link sharing to direct messages

Instagram DMs just got a whole lot more useful.<p>Instagram has infamously not allowed links in the app for years, except in a user's bio (which led to the "link in bio" phenomenon).<p>But it looks like the photosharing app is finally easing up (partially) on its DM aversion — Instagram's new update just …

Apps

How to post Instagram photos from your laptop

Instagram made a desktop version of its popular photo-sharing app available several years ago, but its functionality remains limited compared to the …

Software

Instagram will support uncropped photos (but only in Direct Messages)

Instagram is introducing a way to share photos in portrait and landscape orientations, but only in private messages. You’ll still have to work your …

Apps

Instagram further emulates Snapchat by trialing direct response ads

Image sharing platform Instagram has dipped its toes in the direct response advertising market by allowing marketers to push sign-up and app-install …

Marketing

Instagram now supports links and landscape/portrait images in direct messages

Instagram isn't just for posting pictures of food anymore. Whether you like it or not, the app has branched out to become a Snapchat competitor too, …

Apps

Instagram Direct Now Supports Landscape and Portrait Modes, Links

Instagram announced Thursday that its Instagram Direct messaging feature now supports landscape and portrait orientations, as well as links.<p>The new …

Advertising Industry

Instagram is just now offering support for sending links in direct messages

Instagram has a minor update to its Direct messaging feature today, adding the ability to send links directly in the app — something that apparently was not possible before, which is a bit baffling to me. Instagram also is adding automatic links to phone numbers and addresses send through Direct, …

Apps

Make the Most of Instagram's 'Vanity' Features

This marketing expert reveals two of the most effective ways to attract more followers on your business's Instagram account.<p><i>The following excerpt is from Kim Walsh Phillips’s book</i> Ultimate Guide to Instagram for Business<i>. Buy it now from</i> Amazon | Barnes & Noble | IndieBound<p>Although there's no magic …

Barnes & Noble

Instagram deactivated this artist's account — then ignored her for months

Sarah B. Whalen was just a few hundred Instagram followers shy of her goal. An illustrator, painter and embroiderer who specialized in portraits of …

Artists

You Can Now Hide the Instagram Photos You're Embarrassed of Without Deleting Them

Just because an image doesn’t rack up instant likes on Instagram doesn’t mean it’s worth deleting. Likewise with old photos that might not feel particularly attractive or relevant to you anymore, but you can't bring yourself to get rid of them forever. The social media platform gets it, and is …

Daily Active Users

New Instagram archive featured explained – Why we love it

You may have noticed a new icon appearing in the top righthand screen of your Instagram app, curious as to what it is? That mysterious icon would be …

Social Media

The 50 Instagram accounts you should be following right now

Instagram is the place to find beautiful landscapes and jaw-dropping travel photography from around the world, but what goes on behind the …

Photography

How to use Instagram’s new Hashtag and Location stories

Instagram just added two new ways to explore photos that aren’t from the folks you follow: Hashtag Stories and Location Stories. These gather photos by place or subject, whereupon you can browse by tapping through them. If you see a picture you like, you can then then explore the area (or hashtag) …

iOS

How Snapchat can survive Instagram's assault on its features

<b>Want to stay up to date with this year’s IGNITION conference and all things media? Subscribe here to receive our free weekly IGNITION newsletter.</b><p>Ever since last summer, Instagram has made a habit of replicating the features that have made Snapchat so popular.<p>Instagram, the Facebook-owned …

Snapchat

How to Turn Anyone Into an "Instagram Boyfriend"

I'm a visual person and I always have been. I learn visually and make memories visually, so while you can joke that I'm a typical millennial who …

Instagram gave into our indecisiveness by giving us this new “archive” feature

When you think about it, Instagram is a time capsule. It’s filled with images from the past that evoke memories of certain events and people. But …

Ads on Instagram Stories Are Now Available With Objectives Besides Reach

Instagram launched immersive, full-screen ads on Instagram Stories in January, making them available to all advertisers in March.<p>On Thursday, the …

Advertising Industry

Instagram adds link sharing, photo mode features to Direct

Stock Markets48 minutes ago (May 25, 2017 03:01PM ET)<p>Saved. See Saved Items.<p>This article has already been saved in your Saved Items<p>© Reuters. …

Stock Markets

Instagram is testing a feature that will let you hide/archive photos

Some Instagram users are noticing a new feature that enables the archiving of old posts, removing them from public view without going so far as to …

Photography

How to Run an Instagram Story Takeover

Want to reach more people with your Instagram stories? Have you considered hosting an Instagram Story takeover to grow a larger following? …

Social Media Marketing

Instagram Debuts Story Search Feature

Like Snapchat, Instagram will now let users search Stories for a location or a hashtag. Not unlike Twitter, “Story Search could open new use cases on …

Advertising Industry