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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

What is Instagram Stories and how does it work?

What is Instagram Stories and how does it work?

By Elyse Betters

Facebook-owned Instagram has a copycat Snapchat feature: Stories.Here's the deal... 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.... 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

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

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

Best tech Easter eggs: Hidden secrets of Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram and more

Best tech Easter eggs: Hidden secrets of Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram and more

By Luke Edwards

Apps can get boring. Like anything you do on repeat, the monotony of seeing another baby on Facebook, when they all look the same, can get to you. That's where hidden Easter egg gems come in useful.An Easter egg, not to be mistaken for the chocolate kind,... 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 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

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

New Instagram update just made the desktop website a lot more useful

New Instagram update just made the desktop website a lot more useful

By Elyse Betters

Let's say you want to look at Kim Kardashian's Instagram profile.Prior to today, you could find her profile one of two ways: search "Kim Kardashian Instagram" on Google.com from any mobile device or computer, or open the mobile app and search her name... Read more

Instagram reimagines how you search and explore: What's different?

Instagram reimagines how you search and explore: What's different?

By Elyse Betters

Instagram has been upgraded with a new Explore page and search tools.We've combed through all the changes and explained everything below, with the purpose of making it easier for you to leverage the new features and easily search people, places, and tags.... 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

Would you eat in a restaurant with plates made for Instagram food photos?

Would you eat in a restaurant with plates made for Instagram food photos?

By Luke Edwards

If you're a fan of food photos and want to impress your Instagram followers you may need to head to Israel to try Foodography.A Tel Aviv restaurant called Catit, in conjunction with the Carmel Winery, has created a meal experience that puts as much importance... Read more

Instagram adds new Lark, Reyes, and Juno filters: Here's what they can do to your photos

Instagram adds new Lark, Reyes, and Juno filters: Here's what they can do to your photos

By Elyse Betters

Stop the presses. Instagram has three new filters for you to try.Instagram at one time hadn't updated with new filters in years, but ever since last December, it's been regularly updating and adding several new features, including filters. Today, for... Read more

Add songs to your Instagram postings and more with Musations

Add songs to your Instagram postings and more with Musations

By Elyse Betters

There are several ways to express yourself while using a smartphone, such as straight up messaging someone or sending GIFs and videos, etc, but now there's another way to do it through music, thanks to a new app called Musations.Musations basically combines... Read more

Instagram adds Colour and Fade creative tools: Here's how they work

Instagram adds Colour and Fade creative tools: Here's how they work

By Elyse Betters

Hallelujah! Instagram just added new after-effects tricks.Before we go any further: let's go back to last December, when Instagram gave us some after-effects options. The Facebook-owned app had updated to include new photo filters called Slumber, Crema,... Read more

Layout from Instagram is a new app that combines your pics into a custom layout

Layout from Instagram is a new app that combines your pics into a custom layout

By Elyse Betters

The Instagram team has debuted a new app that allows you to not only easily combine multiple photos into a single image, but also create one-of-a-kind layouts by remixing your photos.It's called Layout.Apart from Layout, and of course Instagram, the Instagram... Read more

Instagram follower purge knocks Justin Bieber off his throne: Here are the accounts most affected

Instagram follower purge knocks Justin Bieber off his throne: Here are the accounts most affected

By Elyse Betters

Stop the presses! Kim Kardashian just lost 1.3 million followers in what is being described as the Great Instagram Purge of 2014 or even the Instagram Rapture.In an attempt to delete inactive accounts, Instagram is removing millions of accounts believed... Read more

Instagram launches new filters for the first time in two years (and changed how they display)

Instagram launches new filters for the first time in two years (and changed how they display)

By Elyse Betters

Hallelujah! Instagram is finally giving us some more options.The Facebook-owned app has just added five new photo filters, marking the first time it has released new filters in exactly two years. (Way to make us wait forever, Instagram.) The team behind... Read more

Stand aside Twitter, Instagram is the new king of the socialites

Stand aside Twitter, Instagram is the new king of the socialites

By Luke Edwards

Instagram, now owned by Facebook, has apparently overtaken Twitter with 300 million users.According to Instagram's CEO Kevin Systrom, talking to the BBC, there are now 300 million users of the photo sharing social app. With Twitter claiming to have 284... Read more

Instagram looks back at 2014: You'll never guess which kiss got a whopping 2.4 million likes

Instagram looks back at 2014: You'll never guess which kiss got a whopping 2.4 million likes

By Elyse Betters

Can you believe 2014 is almost over?It seems like just yesterday we were ringing in the new year, and now we're a few weeks away from doing it all over again. But before you pop the champagne and declare your resolutions, Instagram wants you to remember... Read more

Good riddance, typos! Instagram now lets you edit captions after posting

Good riddance, typos! Instagram now lets you edit captions after posting

By Elyse Betters

Facebook-owned Instagram is a little less frustrating today, thanks to an update that improves discovery and your grammar. Sort of.First up: the Explorer section on Instagram now has a magnifying glass icon rather than the old Explorer icon, and the page... Read more

First, let's take a selfielapse: Here's how time-lapse selfies work with Hyperlapse by Instagram

First, let's take a selfielapse: Here's how time-lapse selfies work with Hyperlapse by Instagram

By Elyse Betters

Instagram has updated its Hyperlapse app, adding the ability to snap time-lapse videos using the front-facing camera. That's right. You can now take selfielapses.Hyperlapse is an iOS-only standalone app that simplifies the process of time-lapse photography,... Read more

Don't like ads in your Instagram stream? Try these five alternative apps

Don't like ads in your Instagram stream? Try these five alternative apps

By Elyse Betters

Facebook-owned Instagram has begun piping ads into Brits' photostreams, almost a year after it launched a similar ad platform in the US.When Instagram fell under Facebook's wing, the Instagram community got all riled up by the idea of its popular photo-sharing... Read more