What You Need to Know About Instagram Stories for B2B Marketing

Why would B2B brands be interested in using Instagram Stories as a marketing channel? It starts with a very simple premise: B2B customers are people, and people use Instagram, which eclipsed 1 billion active monthly users over the summer. And when it comes to the platform’s “Stories” format, it surpassed the similarly oriented Snapchat in […]

Instagram now uses machine learning to detect bullying within photos

Instagram and its users do benefit from the app’s ownership by Facebook, which invests tons in new artificial intelligence technologies. Now that AI could help keep Instagram more tolerable for humans. Today Instagram announced a new set of antii-cyberbullying features. Most importantly, it can now use machine learning to optically scan photos posted to the […]

Instagram tests tapping instead of scrolling through posts, first in Explore

The effortless way you fast forward through Stories could be coming to more of Instagram . A screenshot from user Suprateek Bose shows Instagram “Introducing a new way to move through posts — Tap through posts, just like you tap through stories.” Now Instagram confirms to TechCrunch that it’s testing tap to advance within Explore, […]

Instagram is using new tools to detect bullying on the platform

Instagram is taking further steps to tackle bullying on its platform. The social network is employing machine learning to help proactively detect bullying in photos, which will then be reviewed by a human moderator. SEE ALSO: Ignore the backlash — HUJI is still good An Instagram spokesperson said its bullying classifier detects “attacks on a […]

Facebook is giving more Instagram developers access to AR camera features

Spark AR, the newly rebranded Facebook Camera Effects Platform, is now accepting applications from developers to be part of the closed beta program. The post Facebook is giving more Instagram developers access to AR camera features appeared first on Marketing Land. Please visit Marketing Land for the full article. Marketing Land – Internet Marketing News, […]

Instagram prototypes handing your location history to Facebook

This is sure to exacerbate fears that Facebook will further exploit Instagram now that its founders have resigned. Instagram has been spotted prototyping a new privacy setting that would allow it to share your location history with Facebook. That means your exact GPS coordinates collected by Instagram, even when you’re not using the app, would […]

Instagram launches scannable Nametags, tests school networks for teen growth

When your feed and Stories tray go stale, or your follower count stops rising, you drift away from Instagram . That’s why the app is rolling out two big new features designed to connect you to new people and diversify your graph so there’s alwasy something surprising to look at and like. Today Instagram launches […]

Instagram goes down, leaving millions unsure what to do with their food

As if Facebook wasn’t having enough problems, it must now confront the Great Instagram Apocalypse. At least, that’s how it felt to millions of users this morning when the photo-sharing service went down. Users in many places opened up the app only to be greeted by blank profiles, and on the web the message: “5xx […]

Meet Adam Mosseri, the new head of Instagram

Former Facebook VP of News Feed and recently appointed Instagram VP of Product Adam Mosseri has been named the new head of Instagram following the resignation of Instagram’s founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger last week. “We are thrilled to hand over the reins to a product leader with a strong design background and a […]

What Instagram users need to know about Facebook’s security breach

Even if you never log into Facebook itself these days, the other apps and services you use might be impacted by Facebook’s latest big, bad news. In a follow-up call on Friday’s revelation that Facebook has suffered a security breach affecting at least 50 million accounts, the company clarified that Instagram users were not out […]