‪Instagram now autoplays video sound once turned on until you close the app

 Autoplay audio can be annoying or convenient depending on the situation. Luckily Instagram has found a happy medium between defaulting autoplay video sound on or off. This weekend TechCrunch spotted that some Instagram videos in the feed were autoplaying with audio. Now Instagram has confirmed to us “this new update rolled out recently” and here’s […]

Science Has Spoken: Here’s Why Your Instagram Posts Don’t Get Engagement

You post image after image on Instagram, but can’t seem to get more than 25 or 30 Likes on each. Your comments are as inactive as a car broken down on the side of the road. You’ve tried every “hack” in the book, but nothing seems to work. Don’t give up hope just yet. A […]

Instagram now lets you share Stories in direct messages

Instagram is getting the ability to share Stories — your own and those made by others — in direct messages. The feature is gradually rolling out globally on Android and iOS over the coming weeks, according to an Instagram blog post. The direct message icon will now appear whenever you watch a Story. To share […]

Facebook brings its Canvas ad format to Instagram Stories

 Instagram is announcing several new features for advertisers today. The biggest is probably the expansion of the Canvas ad format to Instagram Stories (which supposedly reach 250 million people daily). While businesses have been able to advertise in Instagram Stories since earlier this year, this introduces a new, full-screen, interactive ad format to that mix. […]

3 Ways to Turn Blog Posts into Engaging Instagram Content

This is a guest post from Jonathan Chan of Foundr Magazine. You are probably here because you are a proud blog owner. Your content is consistently fresh and up-to-date, your mission statement is on point, you’ve managed to create a brand from scratch and everything is going swimmingly. But you’re still not using Instagram to […]

How to Plan and Run an Instagram Giveaway

Instagram giveaways can be a great way to boost engagement and reach – here are some tips and examples. Social Media Today RSS

How to Write Instagram Captions Which Boost Engagement and Conversions

Your Instagram captions are key to maximizing your on-platform performance. Here are some essential caption tips. Social Media Today RSS

FTC warns Instagram influencers to disclose business ties

The Federal Trade Commission today sent warning letters to 21 influential Instagram users to tell them to disclose their business interests when sharing paid posts about brands or advertisers. Letters sent today cite specific posts by Instagram influencers the FTC believes may violate its Endorsement Guides. FTC complaints can come with a fine of about $ […]

Facebook's Testing a New Option to Cross-Post Instagram Stories to Facebook

Facebook Stories would appear to be the platform’s least successful Stories clone – but that could be all about to change. Social Media Today RSS

Facebook Releases Research on the Evolving Fashion Conversation across Facebook and Instagram

Facebook released a new study which looks at how both Facebook and Instagram are being used to discuss fashion, including data on hashtags, seasonal peaks and the use of Facebook groups among fashion fans. Social Media Today RSS