Instagram thinks you might want to follow hashtags just like you do people

Wouldn’t it be nice if you could follow a hashtag on Instagram? It would, wouldn’t it? We’re glad you think so, because the Facebook-owned app is reportedly testing a new feature that’ll let you do just that. SEE ALSO: Which phone takes the best portrait photos: iPhone X, Pixel 2, or Note 8? Twitter user […]

Imagining Instagram: Stories-first

 Time spent by people watching Instagram Stories — which is temporary sharing with private replies — could someday significantly surpass time spent in the Instagram Feed, which is the permanent stream of photos and videos with comments. Although numbers comparing sharing and time spent between Stories and Feed are not available, there’s more to be […]

Instagram thinks you might want to follow hashtags just like you do people

Wouldn’t it be nice if you could follow a hashtag on Instagram? It would, wouldn’t it? We’re glad you think so, because the Facebook-owned app is reportedly testing a new feature that’ll let you do just that. SEE ALSO: Which phone takes the best portrait photos: iPhone X, Pixel 2, or Note 8? Twitter user […]

Instagram could let you follow hashtags soon

 Instagram is testing a new feature with a small fraction of its user base. As spotted by Pippa Akram and The Next Web, some users can now search for a hashtag and follow this tag in particular. Ok this is new. What does this do @SimonSocialMM @BizPaul @NatalieTFG any ideas? I've followed 2 but can't […]

Amazon expands its Influencer Program to include Twitter and Instagram, in addition to YouTube

Amazon is expanding its Influencer Program beyond YouTube to also include Twitter and Instagram, the company announced on Thursday. First launched into beta earlier this spring, the program initially targeted YouTube stars by offering them a way to make money from the products they promoted in their videos through an affiliate-like relationship with Amazon. Many […]

Marketing Day: Instagram news, holiday personalization strategies & Twitter’s ad subscription program

Here’s our recap of what happened in online marketing today, as reported on Marketing Land and other places across the web. Please visit Marketing Land for the full article. Marketing Land – Internet Marketing News, Strategies & Tips

Instagram pushes more influencers to adopt its new format for sponsored posts

 Instagram is moving forward with the rollout of its branded content tool, which allows celebrities and other popular users to identify posts that are paid for by advertisers. The company first introduced the tool in June, then made it available to more accounts in August while also establishing a policy requiring that all branded content be […]

Instagram is using code optimization to reach users with poor connections

EXCLUSIVE: One issue instagram faces as it continues to try and expand its userbase is how to reach folks who are in parts of the world without great internet access. That’s why the company has turned to a New York-based team of engineers to help streamline and optimize its app for better compatibility with network […]

Here are the Russian ads that deceived users on Facebook and Instagram

 Russian interests have been attempting to influence public opinion via social media to an extent no one expected. The content itself, however, has largely been a mystery — the ads and fake accounts have long been taken down. But Facebook delivered them to Congress as part of an ongoing inquiry, and the House’s Intelligence Committee […]

Instagram Stories and WhatsApp Status hit 300M users, nearly 2X Snapchat

 Instagram and WhatsApp’s Snapchat clones aren’t slowing down. Today Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced Instagram Stories and WhatsApp Status both now have 300 million daily active users. That’s up from 250 million for Instagram in June, and WhatsApp in July. That makes the copies almost twice the size of the original, as Snapchat’s entire app […]