Instagram Hits 300M Users, Adds Verified Users and Deletes Spam Accounts

Instagram’s CEO took to the company’s blog today, announcing they have reached 300 million users. Quite the impressive number after just 4 years, and it continues to grow.

To keep up with the times, IG announced today that starting this week, verified users will receive a special badge by their name, much like you see on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+ pages. This will help when filtering out fake profiles.  (more…)

This Concept of Instagram With Material Design is Stunning

We are still waiting for most major Android apps to receive a Material Design makeover, so much so that we have found ourselves checking out developer concept videos on Google+. The latest comes from Emmanuel Pacamalan, who has published a very polished concept video of Instagram, redone with a Material Design layout. It looks awesome.

The overall look of Instagram with Material Design is flat, properly laid out, and perfectly utilizes the new circular button in the bottom righthand corner. Check out the video below to see the whole concept in action.  (more…)