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Best of Instagram: The most liked posts and followed celebrities
Best of Instagram: The most liked posts and followed celebrities By Adrian Willings

Instagram, the ever-popular photo-sharing service has recently reached a new milestone with a community of 800 million users from around the globe sharing photos on a daily basis. Users engage with the site on a daily basis, following, liking, uploading... Read more

Instagram Stories tips and tricks: The ultimate guide for storytellers
Instagram Stories tips and tricks: The ultimate guide for storytellers By Maggie Tillman

If you don't get Instagram Stories, you've come to the right place.It's been a couple years since Instagram launched this feature, and it has truly taken off, adding several tools and options over time so that you can get creative with your storytelling.... Read more

How to hide your Instagram online status
How to hide your Instagram online status By Maggie Tillman

Instagram is more like Facebook Messenger now, thanks to a new “Show Activity Status” option that's just rolled out.If you use Facebook Messenger, you know that it shows when you're online and last active. Now, Instagram does the same thing. However,... Read more

What is Instagram Stories and how does it work?
What is Instagram Stories and how does it work? By Maggie Tillman

Facebook-owned Instagram has a copycat Snapchat feature: Stories.With Snapchat Stories, you can broadcast multiple snaps (videos and photos) taken throughout the day, complete with overlays of doodles and stickers and filters and masks. This 'reel of... Read more

Instagram now lets you add popular songs to your Stories
Instagram now lets you add popular songs to your Stories By Max Langridge

Instagram is rolling out a new feature for Stories that will let you add licensed music to any videos or photos you want to share. What is Instagram Stories and how does it work? IGTV: Everything you need to know about Instagram's video app To add music... Read more

Instagram Lite launches for photo sharers in developing nations
Instagram Lite launches for photo sharers in developing nations By Max Langridge

Instagram has recently announced it has 1 billion active monthly users, but it's not stopping there as it wants more and more people to share photos through its app. To that end, the company has just launched Instagram Lite, a stripped down version of... Read more

How to video chat with Instagram
How to video chat with Instagram By Maggie Tillman

Instagram has added new feature: Video chat.Video chat in part of Instagram Direct, Instagram's direct messaging tool. With Video chat, you can call one person or a group in real time. It works with friends who are already on Instagram for iOS or Android... Read more

IGTV: Everything you need to know about Instagram's video app
IGTV: Everything you need to know about Instagram's video app By Maggie Tillman

Instagram has launched a new standalone app for video.Called IGTV, the app is designed to let you watch long-form, vertical video. When you log in to IGTV, it will immediately begin playing vertical videos from people you follow. You'll also see recommendations... Read more

Instagram might allow hour-long and even vertical videos soon
Instagram might allow hour-long and even vertical videos soon By Maggie Tillman

Instagram is considering ditching its video-length limitations.According to The Wall Street Journal, Instagram is developing “a new feature” that would let you post video clips of up to an hour in length. That would allow Instagram to better rival... Read more

Instagram now lets users natively add credit and debit cards for shopping
Instagram now lets users natively add credit and debit cards for shopping By Elyse Betters

Instagram is about to become a full-fledged e-commerce platform.The Facebook-owned app has added a native payments feature, although it's currently limited to only some Instagram users, according to TechCrunch. The new feature will allow you to add a... Read more

Instagram could be getting four new features, including live reactions and slow-mo recording
Instagram could be getting four new features, including live reactions and slow-mo recording By Max Langridge

It seems like every week, Instagram adds a new feature to its app. Just recently, the photo sharing service added the ability to add multiple photos and videos to a Story.  Instagram tips and tricks: How to master the app and post amazing pics How to... Read more

Now you can add multiple images and videos to Instagram Stories
Now you can add multiple images and videos to Instagram Stories By Dan Grabham

Instagram is making it easier to create Instagram Stories from your snaps - you're now able to add multiple images and videos to your story at once. The update is available on Android immediately and is coming to iOS soon.It's a move that will make social... Read more

How to download and view your Instagram data report
How to download and view your Instagram data report By Maggie Tillman

Facebook is making sure you can access your data across all its apps.The social network already let you download your data archive, but now, you can also download your data from WhatsApp and Instagram, both of which it owns. To learn how to download your... Read more

Instagram data portability tool will let you download a copy of your data
Instagram data portability tool will let you download a copy of your data By Maggie Tillman

Facebook-owned Instagram has confirmed a new feature it'll soon launch: a data portability tool.Facebook, the social network, offers a similar tool that allows users to download an archive of all their data on Facebook. You can read about that tool from... Read more

Instagram's code shows a hidden Portrait mode that isn't live (yet)
Instagram's code shows a hidden Portrait mode that isn't live (yet) By Elyse Betters

Instagram looks to be prepping a huge update.Last week, a teardown of the app's code revealed it has two features that have yet to be enabled: voice and video calling. Now, another analysis of the code has dug up one more feature that, for whatever reason,... Read more

Instagram's code suggests app is about to add voice and video calling
Instagram's code suggests app is about to add voice and video calling By Elyse Betters

Instagram has two upcoming features that are already buried - in plain sight - deep in its code, according to a new report.A teardown of Instagram’s code has uncovered several files that suggest it will soon offer voice and video calling features, TechCrunch... Read more

Instagram rolls out Remix feature, letting you draw on friends' photos
Instagram rolls out Remix feature, letting you draw on friends' photos By Max Langridge

Instagram has begun rolling out a brand new feature to its photo-bass app that, if you use Snapchat, will be familiar. It's called "Remix" and it lets you draw and annotate on pictures you've been sent directly by friends, for you to then be able to send... Read more

What is Instagram Superzoom and how does it work?
What is Instagram Superzoom and how does it work? By Elyse Betters

Instagram has introduced a new creative tool: Superzoom.The app's team is actually describing Superzoom as a new "camera format". Either way, with Superzoom, you can record a funny video with sound effects. The feature actually sits next to another creative... Read more

Instagram now lets you go live with a friend: Here's how it works
Instagram now lets you go live with a friend: Here's how it works By Elyse Betters

Instagram has let users live stream for a while now, and starting today, they can use it to go live with a friend.The Facebook-owned app has been testing the feature since this past summer, but now, it's letting users broadcast live with a friend. Users... Read more

How to add interactive poll stickers to your Instagram story
How to add interactive poll stickers to your Instagram story By Elyse Betters

Instagram has added a new feature: interactive poll stickers.The feature is exclusive to Instagram Stories. With it, you can ask a question in your Instagram story, and your followers and friends will be able to respond by voting. Here's what you need... Read more

30 most Instagrammed landmarks from around the world
30 most Instagrammed landmarks from around the world By Adrian Willings

Everyone loves travelling and in a world with high-quality cameras tucked into our pockets in the form of smartphones, it's remarkably quick and easy to take photos of our adventures.You only need to take a quick look at Instagram to see how popular the... Read more

Instagram begins trialling favourites tab for private list of friends
Instagram begins trialling favourites tab for private list of friends By Max Langridge

Instagram is said to be in the process of testing a new 'favourites' feature with a select number of users. The favourites feature will act in a similar way to friends lists on Facebook and Twitter, but will offer some notable improvements upon both.... Read more

Instagram adds archiving: How to hide your old, heavily filtered photos
Instagram adds archiving: How to hide your old, heavily filtered photos By Elyse Betters

Remember when you first started using Instagram?You probably loved to play around with several filters, maybe add a border, then sprinkle in a vignette effect, and top the whole thing off with a dozen hashtags before pushing out your photo for all to... Read more

Instagram copied Snapchat again: Here's how those face filters work
Instagram copied Snapchat again: Here's how those face filters work By Elyse Betters

Facebook-owned Instagram has no qualms about ripping off Snapchat.You've all seen these types of headlines: Facebook adds Snapchat-like blah blah blah; Facebook continues assault on Snapchat; Facebook is turning into a Snapchat clone; and so on. Those... Read more

Instagram users on Android can now use the app offline
Instagram users on Android can now use the app offline By Max Langridge

At Facebook's F8 developer's conference, Instagram, the incredibly popular photo sharing and messaging service owned by Facebook, announced offline support for Android devices. Facebook F8 (2017): All the announcements that matter While it doesn't mean... Read more

Instagram is becoming an OpenTable for hair appointments and more
Instagram is becoming an OpenTable for hair appointments and more By Elyse Betters

Instagram doesn't want to just be a photo-sharing app anymore.The Facebook-owned app told Bloomberg it will soon let people make appointments with businesses, just like you can with other appointment-booking services like OpenTable or Yelp. You will be... Read more

Instagram now lets you save live videos: Here's how to do it
Instagram now lets you save live videos: Here's how to do it By Elyse Betters

Instagram began letting users stream live videos last year, but it didn't let them save broadcasts.But the app has now updated, finally allowing users to download broadcasts to their phones once they've concluded. Twitter's Periscope and even Facebook's... Read more

Instagram Stories adds Snapchat-like geostickers: Here's how the visual location tags work
Instagram Stories adds Snapchat-like geostickers: Here's how the visual location tags work By Elyse Betters

In yet another effort to take on (or copy) Snapchat, Instagram has launched geostickers.Geostickers, which are kind of like stickers that represent your location, only work in Instagram's ephemeral Stories feature. And they're currently limited to just... Read more

Instagram albums: How to share multiple pics and videos in one post
Instagram albums: How to share multiple pics and videos in one post By Elyse Betters

Instagram is completely different now.On 22 February, the photo-sharing app introduced a feature: the ability to share multiple photos and videos in a single post. You can combine up to 10 pics and videos in an album-like post and swipe through to see... Read more

Instagram tips and tricks: How to master the app and post amazing pics
Instagram tips and tricks: How to master the app and post amazing pics By Elyse Betters

Instagram has been around for years and it's hugely popular, but not everyone is completely familiar with the free photo app and how it can quickly transform your mediocre selfies into stunning glamour shots.Okay, that might be a bit of an exaggeration,... Read more

Finally! Here's how to save Instagram posts to revisit later
Finally! Here's how to save Instagram posts to revisit later By Elyse Betters

It's the little things in life that make you most happy, right?We don't know about you, but our camera rolls are filled with screenshots of other people's Instagram posts. When scrolling through Instagram, we always see a cute outfit-of-the-day image... Read more

Here's how to turn off Instagram comments on posts
Here's how to turn off Instagram comments on posts By Elyse Betters

A few months after giving everyone the ability to moderate their comments, Instagram has announced it'll let users completely turn off comments.The Facebook-owned app is trying to cut down on abuse and trolling. It wants to make Instagram “a safe place... Read more

Does Instagram notify screenshots?
Does Instagram notify screenshots? By Elyse Betters

Instagram has taken another page from Snapchat's playbook and now people are asking the question "Does Instagram notify people when you take screenshots?"When you receive a snap (photo or video message) or watch someone's story (a 24-hour reel of broadcasted... Read more

Instagram begins rolling out Live video
Instagram begins rolling out Live video By Max Langridge

After Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom confirmed earlier this month that the photo sharing service will introduce a live video, today the feature has begun to roll out. Many expected it would launch soon, after the feature leaked in Russia, where a user... Read more

Here's how to save drafts of photos on Instagram
Here's how to save drafts of photos on Instagram By Elyse Betters

One of the most annoying things about Instagram is the inability to save edits.Instagram isn't perfect, but the Facebook-owned app has been constantly updating as of late in an attempt to be better, with most recent example being it now supports drafts.... Read more

Instagram now lets anyone moderate comments: Here's how it works
Instagram now lets anyone moderate comments: Here's how it works By Elyse Betters

Instagram lets celebrities moderate their comments on photos and videos, and now it's giving everyone else the same filtering tool.The Facebook-owned photo-sharing app initially released the ability to hide offensive and inappropriate comments to high-volume... Read more

No more squinting - Instagram now lets you pinch to zoom
No more squinting - Instagram now lets you pinch to zoom By Elyse Betters

Instagram has announced a new feature that's easy on the eyes.Everyone who uses Instagram has found themselves in the interesting predicament of stopping to look at a photo and straining to see some odd object in the background or maybe a mark on someone's... Read more

15 secret Instagram tips
15 secret Instagram tips By Britta O'Boyle

Instagram has been around for a while but just because you've figured out the best filter to make your pictures look amazing, it doesn't mean there aren't a few tips and tricks you might not be aware of.For those who are new to the app and haven't quite... Read more

Instagram doesn’t look the same anymore - see the new design now
Instagram doesn’t look the same anymore - see the new design now By Elyse Betters

Out with the old and in with the new.Instagram and its sibling apps have received new app icons. The photo-sharing app's brown, dated square now appears flat and colourful. And Hyperlapse, Boomberang, and Layout have been given similar-looking icons... Read more

33 incredible photographers to follow on Instagram right now
33 incredible photographers to follow on Instagram right now By Elyse Betters

Instagram is more than just a place for Kim K selfies and food porn.It's also a place where talented photographers from all over the world share their creativity. Instagram actually doubles as their portfolio, a showcase of professional-quality photos... Read more

Instagram demands Littergram app name change, what a load of rubbish
Instagram demands Littergram app name change, what a load of rubbish By Rik Henderson

Instagram has sent a letter to the British creator of the anti-litter application Littergram, demanding it change its name.Littergram is a not-for-profit venture started in 2014, which encourages people in Britain to take photos of litter and send them... Read more

Instagram now lets you record and share 60-second videos
Instagram now lets you record and share 60-second videos By Elyse Betters

People are finally getting into Instagram video, and to celebrate that, the photo-sharing app is rolling out longer videos.Instagram recently added public view counts to videos so that users could see how often their 15-second clips were being viewed... Read more

Being app lets you creep someone else's Instagram feed
Being app lets you creep someone else's Instagram feed By Elyse Betters

Ever wonder what Kim Kardashian sees when she opens up Instagram?Well, there's an app for that.A new app called Being has just landed in the Apple App Store, and it serves one purpose: letting you creep the IG feeds of your favourite celebs and friends.... Read more

Instagram now lets you see view counts - but not for every post
Instagram now lets you see view counts - but not for every post By Elyse Betters

Instagram has updated in a major way. It didn't add new filters or tools but actually a signifier that tells you how many times people looked at your post.In a blog post, the Facebook-owned photo-sharing app announced that its users can now see how many... Read more

Instagram now lets you switch between multiple accounts: Here's how it works
Instagram now lets you switch between multiple accounts: Here's how it works By Elyse Betters

Facebook-owned Instagram has added a new feature that makes it a little more useful - especially for power users of the app.The photo-sharing service now lets you switch between multiple accounts. This is especially handy for those of you who run a personal... Read more

Whoa! Here's what it's like to get notifications from millions of Instagram followers
Whoa! Here's what it's like to get notifications from millions of Instagram followers By Elyse Betters

Ever wonder what it's like to be Kim Kardashian West?More specifically, ever wonder what it's like to have millions of Instagram followers? She has nearly 58 million followers and posts at least a photo a day, with each photo getting more than 750,000... Read more

What is Instagram's new Boomerang app and how does it work?
What is Instagram's new Boomerang app and how does it work? By Elyse Betters

Facebook-owned Instagram isn't just an app. It's also an app developer.The team behind Instagram has developed apps like Hyperlapse, which lets you film and share timelapse videos, and Layout, which hooks into Instagram, enabling you to make collages... Read more

7 ways to make more of your Instagram photos
7 ways to make more of your Instagram photos By Pocket-lint Promotion

How many great Instagram photos do you have? Chances are if you've been using the service for a while you've got dozens of amazing square photos buried in your feed. But it doesn't have to be that way, there are dozens of ways you can enjoy them away... Read more

Instagram overhauls direct messaging so you might actually use it: Here's what's new
Instagram overhauls direct messaging so you might actually use it: Here's what's new By Elyse Betters

Instagram wants its users to privately communicate with each other more often (apparently anyway), because it has just updated a buried feature, called Instagram Direct, with the purpose of bringing its community closer together.Although Instagram Direct... Read more

Instagram steps outside the... square: You can now post in portrait and landscape
Instagram steps outside the... square: You can now post in portrait and landscape By Elyse Betters

Since Instagram began, users have been limited to posting in a square format. It helped the app to standout at first, but eventually, users got tired of the constraints and began using workarounds.Scroll through posts in your feed today and you'll see... Read more