Why I deleted the Instagram app — and you should think about it too

Instagram has never been my favorite app, perhaps because I love reading words more than staring at photos. But beyond that core element, it’s continued to be the bane of my existence — at least while writing about the tech industry, chatting with friends, and watching the world around me strain to be more “Instagrammable.”  […]

17 Instagram accounts showcase how important feminism is in 2018

Every product here is independently selected by Mashable journalists. If you buy something featured, we may earn an affiliate commission which helps support our work. There’s no surprise that feminism was the word of the year in 2017. After 2016’s political rollercoaster, people began using their voices, platforms, and actions to demand change.  However, the […]

Supreme Patty: The obnoxious Instagram star who smokes hot sauce for likes

Social media has leveled the playing field for stardom. Anyone with a smartphone and a strong will can find themselves with millions of followers, effectively turning their presence and content into a full-fledged business. But a following of millions often comes with a price — like lemon juice in your eyes. Supreme Patty, a 20-year-old […]

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

Instagram is now even more of a stalker’s paradise. Everyone’s favorite photo and video sharing app has just added an “Activity Status” that lets all your friends and followers “see when you were last active” on the app, just like on Facebook Messenger. Creeeeeeeepy! SEE ALSO: 12 awesome Instagram features you’re probably not using When […]

Giphy builds transparent GIF library for Instagram Stories

 Instagram now lets some users slap background-less GIFs sourced from Giphy onto their Instagram Stories. Rolling out for wider testing with a Giphy-branded design, the new GIF sticker engine could further differentiate Instagram Stories from Snapchat, which has yet to embrace the animation trend. Read More Social – TechCrunch

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

Instagram is not slowing down in 2018. After Instagram crushed Snapchat — seriously, pounded the app into the ground — last year with its own disappearing Stories feature, the Facebook-owned app is now secretly testing a new “Type” feature that’ll let users share text-based clips instead of photos or videos. SEE ALSO: 12 awesome Instagram […]

Salesforce Commerce Cloud integrates with Instagram, adds other enhancements

The new features also extend the Einstein AI layer and directly connect the Commerce Cloud with the Marketing Cloud. Please visit Marketing Land for the full article. Marketing Land – Internet Marketing News, Strategies & Tips

Profiting With Instagram Stories Ads: What You Need To Know

When it comes to social media marketing, Facebook and Instagram are probably the most important two players on the market in these days. There are more than 2.7 billion monthly active users on Facebook and 700 million Instagram users. Almost four times the audience of Instagram however, does not make Facebook better. In many ways, […]

Instagram tests letting users post Stories directly to WhatsApp

 Last October, Facebook extended the usage (and flexibility) of Instagram Stories — the Snapchat-like feature that lets you patch together photos and videos into a slide show — by making it easy to directly post a Story to Facebook. Now Facebook is looking at how to bring WhatsApp into the fold. Read More Social – […]

Telegram and Instagram being restricted in Iran

 Messaging app Telegram and Facebook-owned social sharing platform Instagram appear to be being blocked in Iran. Read More Social – TechCrunch