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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…]

Instagram announces IGTV — a new app for watching long-form videos

IGTV content will also be sprinkled throughout the main Instagram app.

On June 20, Instagram announced its next big addition to the popular photo and video-centric social network — IGTV.

IGTV is Instagram’s big push into the world of long-form video content, and while you can already create and consume videos on Instagram through Stories and regular posts, these are all limited to just a few seconds. With IGTV, videos can be a max of 60-minutes-long.

Videos  [Read More…]

Instagram privacy settings you need manage right now

Instagram is a great app for those who love to explore their creativity by taking beautiful pictures, but what if you don’t want just anyone viewing your snaps? Protecting yourself is extremely important on social media and Instagram privacy is no exception.

See Also: Instagram lets users shop from Stories

Fortunately, you can take a few steps to ensure you can keep your profile and content secure.

Enable Two-Factor Authentication

Prevent anyone else having access to your Instagram account  [Read More…]