Instagram kills its Apple Watch app

watchOS 4.3.1 available for testing while Instagram kills its Apple Watch app

Apple Watch loses its Instagram app. Instagram was one of the first companies that introduced apps designed for the tiny display of the Apple Watch, but as Apple killed the support for SDK v.1 on April 1, the company decided against re-building the app to work with watchOS 4 or newer. Instagram is instead pulling its app for Apple Watch, so as soon as you install the latest version for iPhone – version 39 – you will lose the ability to receive notifications and browse feeds. Some of you would argue that browsing photos on a very small display is[…]

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Instagram Live video direct

Instagram brings Live Videos to Direct messages

New update for Instagram introduces Live Video support in Direct. Instagram announced in a blog post version 26 of the app for iOS and Android. Instagram v.26 brings support for live videos in Direct. You will be able to start a live video, and then send it to a friend, or a group of friends. Everyone watching this Live Video will be able to share it with their friends. The new option could be disabled in the Settings, if you don’t want to send live videos to friends. Sharing a video you watch is also easy. Just tap the Direct[…]

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Instagram rolls out Highlights and Archive for Stories

Instagram rolls out Highlights and Archive for Stories

Two new features for Instagram Stories The disappearing short video clips you can post on Instagram have been improved with two new features, currently rolling out to public accounts. Once the story disappears after 24 hours, it will be automatically archived in your page under the Archive Tab. Highlighted Stories is the second new feature announced for Instagram Stories. You can take a Story and then mark it as a highlight (a featured) post that stays below your profile picture and bio. As Instagram describes,  Stories Highlights will enable more customization and self-expression on profiles than ever before – whether[…]

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Hashtag

Instagram testing the ability to follow hashtags

Photo-oriented social network may allow you to follow hashtags. Instagram may soon introduce the ability to follow hashtags. Currently, you can only follow individual accounts and see their posts in your feed. If the company decides to add this feature, it will be more easier for you to find content based on your interests. Ok this is new. What does this do @SimonSocialMM @BizPaul @NatalieTFG any ideas? I've followed 2 but can't find what that means!! pic.twitter.com/LlCBk4Wmfv — Pippa Akram (@Social_Pip) November 9, 2017 For example, you will be able to follow the hashtag #shotonmyiphone to see in your feed[…]

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Instagram update

Instagram update for iOS brings face filters for videos and new seasonal stickers

Autumn and spring stickers available for iOS users. Instagram has a new update for iOS devices, bringing new stickers to mark the changing seasons around the world. For users living in the northern hemisphere, there is a new sticker pack for autumn that includes falling leaves, hats, cups of tea, and more. Users in the southern hemisphere could add spring-themed stickers like flowers, apples, and sun, to celebrate the arrival of spring. Additionally, Instagram for iOS now allows you to play with face filters while sharing live videos. There is a brand new filter – sunglasses, available exclusively in the[…]

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Instagram update

Instagram update introduces animated GIF stories called ‘Boomerang’

The updated Instagram app also includes user mentions and ‘see more’ tag. Facebook is introducing new features to its Instagram app for iOS, Android and Windows 10 PC and Mobile. After the update to version 9.7, you will be able to take a burst of photos and create a looping animated GIF for quick sharing to Instagram and posting them on Facebook. Boomerang is a feature built-in Stores you can access by swiping from the main screen to the right. Then you will see not just a standard camera interface for photos (tap) & videos (long press), but also a[…]

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Instagram Stories

Instagram Stories now show up in the Explore section

Instagram expands the Stories to the Explore tab. The fairly popular ‘Stories’ feature, announced by Instagram this year, has made its way from the main Instagram window and your friends, to the Explore section where you can browse Stories from all over the world. Instagram’ Stories have so far been visible at the top of the main Instagram tab, allowing you to see Stories only posted by users you follow. From now on, the Stories feature could also be seen in the Explore section of the app. You can access a selection of interesting stories from popular users – you[…]

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Instagram introduces ‘Stories’ with Snapchat-inspired privacy settings

Share photos and videos in a single slideshow In attempts to make Instagram more personal and attractive for users, Facebook is introducing a new feature called Stories. It’s like a News Feed known from other social networks, but the Instagram users could create a ‘story’ – a single slideshow made of multiple photos and videos. These slideshows could be shared to a single follower, more than one, or all followers. Instagram Stories is very similar to the Snapchat feature with the same name. In fact, one of the co-founders confirms that Instagram has been inspired by Shapchat’s Stories which became[…]

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