The internet and the apps that utilize it are filled with sh*theads. I think 2016 has confirmed that more than ever. Basement dwellers everywhere sure seem to feel extra empowered these days and are the ultimate keyboard warriors, often taking their hatred and conspiracy to levels that can cause real harm. Instagram, like Twitter most recently, has introduced some new tools to help combat online garbage humans and also to help report on those you think might be close to causing self-injuries. (more…)
Instagram is kicking off the holiday week with two major feature introductions to its apps. Over the next few weeks, users will be able to live stream video to their audiences and followers through Stories, but also send disappearing photos and videos with Instagram Direct to groups and friends.
Live video streams through Stories adhere to the idea of Stories – that your feed refreshes after about 24 hours. As Instagram puts it, the disappearing act of the content you share in Stories lets you “feel more comfortable sharing anything, anytime.” (more…)
Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom confirmed this week that the company is working to bring a live video feature at some point in the future. While he gave no specifics on when it may launch, we can expect the live feature to be similar to Facebook Live. If you are in a situation where you wish to stream video to followers, simply open up the Instagram camera, then go live. (more…)
Starting next week, Instagram is going to start rolling out a program that allows brands you follow to open up shop on you within a post. The idea here is to let followers of a brand learn more about items they are seeing without leaving Instagram, but then also offering them a chance to go buy those goods through that brand’s site with a couple of taps. (more…)
Citizens of the internet can be pretty rude at times, there’s no hiding that fact. To help its users, Instagram has introduced a new feature that will help you combat these meanies on their platform. Beginning today, users can add custom keywords to a list of words that will be automatically hidden from your photo’s comment section. (more…)