Tag Archive: Instagram


Facebook says it exposed millions of Instagram user passwords

Affected users are being contacted now.

Back in late March, Facebook came under fire for storing its users’ passwords in a readable format — exposing around 600 million passwords to its employees. As if that wasn’t bad enough, Facebook’s now quietly announced that something similar also happened to Instagram accounts.

Added as a text update to an article on the Facebook Newsroom published four weeks ago, Facebook says the following:

Update on April 18, 2019 at 7AM  [Read More…]

How to put together an Instagram Top 9 on Android

Here’s how to find and share your most popular posts of the year!

Towards the end of each year, it becomes quite common to see your Instagram feed filled with people’s top nine most popular posts of the year. It’s a fun way to look back at your biggest highlights, and thankfully, making your own Top 9 is a lot easier than you were probably thinking.

First thing’s first, we need to download an app called “Top  [Read More…]

A widespread Instagram hack is locking users out of their accounts

Here’s your destination for all things Insta!

When you think of social media apps, one of the first that probably comes to mind in Instagram.

Launched back in October 2010 as an iOS exclusive, Instagram has quickly grown up to be the most popular platform for sharing photos and videos with people around the world.

Whether you need a refresher of the app or want to stay on top of the latest news surround it, here’s everything  [Read More…]

Instagram Stories on Android: Everything you need to know!

Instagram is the most popular photo-sharing social network, and Stories is one of its most intimate components.

A few years ago, Instagram was just a simple competitor to services like VSCO and Hipstamatic, known for heavy-handed filters, square crops, and hashtags. Today, with over a billion monthly users, it’s one of the largest social networks around, and its ephemeral Stories feature has already has far surpassed Snapchat, the app that it, ahem, borrowed from.

Snapchat on Android:  [Read More…]

How to request and download your Instagram data report

In response to huge Cambridge Analytica scandal, as well as to comply with the new European data privacy rules, Instagram started, not so long ago, rolling out a new tool that gives users access to all of their data.

It’s a convenient addition, especially since Instagram is notorious for making it very difficult to export data from the app. Users can’t drag, tap or hold on images to save them. Yes, there’s an option to “Save Original Photos” in a  [Read More…]

Instagram now shows you when friends are online

A simple tool that makes it easier to chat.

The Instagram app is loaded with all sorts of features these days, one of which is the ability to send direct messages to friends and family members. Thanks to a new update that’s rolling out, it’ll now be easier to get in touch with friends right away.

Starting today, you’ll begin to see a small green icon next to people within Instagram that indicates they’re online and actively  [Read More…]

Instagram Video Chat slides into your DMs

In what seems like an almost weekly occurrence, Instagram has rolled out another new feature. Today finds us learning about Instagram Video Chat, a service that lets users directly communicate with one another via live video.

Video chat appears as a new icon inside of your Direct Message threads and hands you off to one-on-one conversations. Make that one-on-three as the app allows for group chats of up to four users.

Of course, being Instagram, you get camera effects to  [Read More…]

How to mute accounts on Instagram

Instagram recently rolled out an update to its service which lets users hide other accounts from the feed. It’s a way of staying connected and following someone but in a way that doesn’t clutter your stream with their content. In other words, it lets you see their stuff only when you want to see it. The feature, known as Mute, is pretty handy to be sure. What’s more, it’s really easy to implement.

SEE ALSO: Instagram Stories gets a new type of  [Read More…]

Motorola, Amazon, and Instagram (Podcast #15)

In this episode, Scott Webster shares the more relevant mobile news of the last few days. Among the headlines are new releases from Motorola and Amazon as well as Instagram’s latest endeavor. And, just as we went to air, we learned something new about Pokemon Go’s friends and trading capabilities.

Editor Note: This episode is slightly different from other In Brief shows in that we’re trying it as a standalone voice without added commentary. We want to honor the “brief”  [Read More…]

Motorola, Amazon, and Instagram (Podcast #15)

In this episode, Scott Webster shares the more relevant mobile news of the last few days. Among the headlines are new releases from Motorola and Amazon as well as Instagram’s latest endeavor. And, just as we went to air, we learned something new about Pokemon Go’s friends and trading capabilities.

Editor Note: This episode is slightly different from other In Brief shows in that we’re trying it as a standalone voice without added commentary. We want to honor the “brief”  [Read More…]