Two new Explore categories are being added into Instagram: Location Stories and Hashtag Stories. With these, users can discover content (photos and videos) based on places or things of interest, all from the same Explore tab. (more…)
During Facebook’s F8 conference yesterday, the company shared a new feature for Instagram, it’s still-growing-like-crazy image sharing platform, that could allow its continued growth into additional areas of the world, specifically those without proper data connections. Instagram on Android is getting (already has?) an offline mode. (more…)
When Instagram first introduced “Saved Posts” to their apps in December, they didn’t include any sort of way to organize those saved items. Who knows why, but today that changes. Saved Posts can be categorized in a way you should have been able to from day 1.
Instagram is calling them “Collections” and they work like you would expect. When you save a new post, you’ll be able to decide if you want it in a new collection or one that already exists. You can also create collections from existing posts. (more…)
Instagram announced today that 200 million people now use their Stories feature, which seems like a lot. Snapchat clocked in at around 161 million a few months back, so I’d say Instagram’s version of Snapchat is doing quite well. To celebrate those usage numbers, Instagram is giving the world new sticker tools to help you be the creative god you always wanted to be. (more…)
Instagram wants you to have more “fun” with “visual conversations” through its Direct feature, so today it’s adding disappearing photos and videos to the threads you have with friends. That means you’ll now be able to send one-timers that will show within the chats you already have going, until they are viewed and then gone. (more…)