With the recent news that Facebook is to gobble up Instagram to the tune of 1 billion dollars, many people are heading for the escape pods. There are some privacy concerns and other ideas that make people think that with new owners, Instagram is going straight down the drain and will be consumed by advertisements. So, if you have already made an Instagram account and were looking for a way to delete it, you may have noticed that there is no option to do so in the mobile app. (more…)
Whoa, Facebook just bought Instagram for $1 billion. According to a press release, they plan to keep Instagram as an independent company and work to add some of its strengths into other Facebook products. Mark Zuckerberg has stated that they won’t force you to share things with or follow all of your Facebook friends and that they will continue to allow the app to connect with other social networks. Then again, don’t companies always say this stuff when they acquire another? (more…)
A new update for Instagram popped up within the last half hour and includes a handful of things, most notably tablet support. Not that we recommend you walk around the streets taking photos with a giant slate in your hands, but having the ability to check your Instagram feed and upload photos is a nice addition. The Instagram team also tossed in “install to SD card” support and fixed a bunch of bugs.
When I first got on Instagram earlier this week, I noticed some people had cool collage and other effects on their photos that the Instagram app did not offer. This made me quite jelly. After receiving a tip from a reader, I discovered Diptic. The process of creating some cool photos is as easy as one, two, three. You choose the layout you want, edit your colors and all that stuff, then just share it to Instagram. (more…)
If you haven’t jumped on the Intsagram train yet, then what the heck are you waiting for? And before you say, “It’s just a bunch of hipster filters,” let me say that it is much more than that. Yes, you can apply tacky filters to your pictures, but it isn’t so much about the pictures you share, than whom you share them with. To sum it up, it’s a social network filled with personalities and people’s lifestyles seen through a lens. It can actually be quite fun.
In other news, Instagram for Android has received another bug fixing update. This newest build should address reports of photos showing up too small, search fixes on HTC devices, camera crashes, and more. Honestly, if you haven’t tried it out yet, just go for it.
What a wild day it was for Instagram, yesterday. First, it popped up on Android officially for the first time, giving us all a taste of an app that people can’t seem to quit talking about. Then a certain vocal group of i*hone users caught wind of this news and decided that the photo sharing service was their exclusive club and that they did not want Android users anywhere near it. (Who knew that taking pictures of your shoes, cupcakes, cats, and selves was such an elite thing?) They took to Twitter, Facebook, and every other social service to call Android users “ghetto” and “poor.” Some went even further, but do we really want to shine light on that?
Then Instagram released their first update (the same day) to fix a few crashes that were popping up on a couple of handsets. And before the entire crazy day ended, over 1 million Android users had downloaded it, sometimes even overloading their servers. Fun stuff.
Our first impressions? The app is insanely polished, so +1 to the Instagram team. Second, we couldn’t help but bring back the asterisk after all the drama.
Via: The Next Web
Ahh the beauty of the Android platform. Instagram was finally released this morning and already, its creators have released the first bug fixer to make it more stable on your phone. A handful of phones were seeing crashes with the camera open – those have hopefully been fixed now.
Everyone enjoying their new social camera toy? If you haven’t already, be sure to stop by our “First Android Instagram Photos” page and share.
On a related note, this list of i*hone users responding to news of Instagram hitting Android is nothing short of priceless.
With Instagram finally releasing on Android, we couldn’t help but ask that you all put those filters to use right away. I’m sure you have all snapped a handful of pictures, played with settings, searched for friends, and all that jazz, so let’s see ‘em. Seems like the only way to decide if this thing is as amazing as iOS users make it out to be, is to get the Android community involved and sharing. Ready?
1. Obviously you need to keep them “safe for work.”
2. Sharing .jpg or .gif URLs in the comments will make them viewable without having to leave.
(Unfortunately, there doesn’t seem to be an easy way to do that with Instagram at this point. They only send links to their site when shared, so the only workaround is to either download and re-upload to an image sharing site or copy the URL to the image from Instagram’s site.)
3. Again, keep it happy and clean.