Instagram Stories: News

04 Apr 2024

Deepika Padukone

'Fighter' sets new Netflix record for Bollywood films

The latest Bollywood film, Fighter, featuring Hrithik Roshan, Deepika Padukone, and Anil Kapoor, has set a new record on Netflix.

25 Feb 2024

Kangana Ranaut

Kangana Ranaut falls for satire; mistakes anti-cheating bill for relationships

Kangana Ranaut on Sunday seemingly got confused by a satirical post about the central government's anti-cheating bill, thinking it was about "relationships" instead of preventing cheating in exams.

21 Nov 2023


'Kerala Story'? Influencer shares worrying post after marrying Muslim man

Athulya Ashokan alias Alia, an influencer from Kerala who converted to Islam and married a Muslim man named Risal Mansoor earlier this year, has posted a worrisome message on her Instagram Story.

16 Nov 2023


Instagram users can now create meme-worthy reels: Here's how

Instagram is introducing a series of enhancements to elevate user experience across various content formats such as reels, feed images, carousel posts, and stories.

04 Nov 2023


How you can add song lyrics to Instagram Reels

Instagram has announced a new feature allowing users to add song lyrics to their Reels.

30 Mar 2023


Next-level 'jugaad': 'Convertible' auto-rickshaw amazes netizens in viral video

We have had so many instances of 'jugaad' that the colloquial Hindi word now exists as a valid entry in all the leading English dictionaries.

14 Dec 2022


Instagram rolls out Twitter-like 'Notes' and BeReal clone 'Candid Stories'

Instagram has rolled out a series of new features that could set the tone for a big 2023 for the company.

30 Sep 2022


Instagram's new 'Notes' feature lets users share thoughts in short

Instagram has caught its users by surprise with an unexpected feature. The new facility is called 'Notes.'

24 Sep 2022


Now you can post up to 60-second-long uninterrupted Instagram Stories

Instagram has been talking about consolidating its video products for a while.

27 Jul 2022


After new pictures go viral, Shamita, Raqesh formally announce breakup

Shamita Shetty and Rakesh Bapat, one of the most adored television couples, officially announced their breakup on Tuesday.

11 Nov 2021


Instagram Subscriptions in-app purchase spotted on Apple App Store

Instagram is reportedly gearing up to launch a subscription model to benefit the creators on the app.

22 Oct 2021


Instagram allows posting via website, launches 'Collabs' for posts, Reels

Following the news of Facebook's rebranding, its subsidiary Instagram has finally added the ability to create posts from its website.

12 Oct 2021


Instagram testing new system to notify users of service outages

Facebook and its subsidiary platforms, including Instagram and WhatsApp, appear to have learned a valuable lesson from the recent worldwide service outage, although we suspect the same cannot be said for its learnings from whistleblower Frances Haugen's testimony.

14 Sep 2021


Instagram says it's developing a new Favorites feature

To date, Instagram users have no choice but to see what the algorithm shows them at the top of their feeds. That could change soon since the Facebook-owned social media platform has confirmed it is developing a new feature called Favorites.

06 Aug 2021


TikTok confirms that it is testing a new Stories feature

On one hand, Twitter has discontinued its "stories" feature called Fleets while on the other hand, popular short video app TikTok has confirmed that it is developing a feature called TikTok Stories that should work just like Instagram Stories.

27 Jun 2021


Instagram is testing Feed post uploads via website on desktops

Earlier this month, Facebook-owned image sharing platform Instagram was spotted developing features that would allow users to upload content directly from a computer.

10 Mar 2021


Instagram Captions feature will transcribe audio within your Stories

Instagram is testing a new feature called Captions which transcribes the audio of Instagram Stories.

08 Jan 2021


After being trolled, Rajiv deletes pictures with Rhea Chakraborty

Television presenter-actor Rajiv Lakshman has deleted his pictures with fellow actor Rhea Chakraborty, which triggered a controversy earlier today.

06 Jan 2021


Instagram testing new carousel-like layout for Stories on desktops

Instagram has been testing a new design to improve the experience of viewing Stories on the desktop.

28 Dec 2020


Farah Khan and Vikrant Massey's social media accounts hacked

Choreographer-director Farah Khan and actor Vikrant Massey on Monday said the security of their social media accounts has been compromised and efforts are on to restore their profile.

18 Nov 2020

South Korea

Twitter Fleets launched globally; Audio Spaces coming to select users

Twitter has launched a new feature called 'Fleets' worldwide, after initially testing it in India, Brazil, Italy, and South Korea.

01 Nov 2020


YouTube star Bhuvan Bam tests positive for coronavirus

Popular comedian and YouTube personality, Bhuvan Bam, has tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

06 Oct 2020


Instagram gets interesting new features on its 10th birthday

Instagram, the popular photo-sharing platform under the umbrella of Facebook, has turned 10 years old.

22 Aug 2020


I need to breathe: Sooraj Pancholi quits Instagram, deletes posts

Bollywood actor Sooraj Pancholi has announced he is taking a break from Instagram, as he feels "suffocated."

06 Aug 2020

Bigg Boss

'Bigg Boss' fame Asim Riaz attacked, shares video of injuries

Former Bigg Boss contestant and model Asim Riaz has sustained multiple injuries after he was allegedly attacked by some unknown persons.

23 Jul 2020


Kim Kardashian opens up on Kanye's struggle with bipolar disorder

Kim Kardashian West on Wednesday addressed growing concerns over her husband, rap star Kanye West's mental health, asking fans and media to show compassion and empathy toward their family.

13 Jul 2020


'On my deathbed', said Divya Chouksey before succumbing to cancer

Just a day before she lost a hard-fought battle with cancer, actor/model Divya Chouksey penned a heartbreaking note on Instagram, telling fans and admirers she is short of time and wished for another life without suffering.

26 May 2020


'Crime Patrol' actor Preksha Mehta commits suicide at 25

Television actor Preksha Mehta committed suicide on Monday night. She was 25 years old.

13 Nov 2019


Soon, you'll get a TikTok like tool for Instagram Stories

The virality of TikTok - and its recent expansion into education - has shaken the entire video-sharing space.

08 Oct 2019


Pregnant with second child, Lisa Haydon shares gym selfie

Bollywood actor Lisa Haydon is expecting her second child and if her first pregnancy told us anything, it is that the 33-year-old tries to keep her Instagram followers up-to-date on her maternity diaries.

18 Sep 2019


Instagram Music launches in India: Here's how to use it

Finally, you can add music to your Instagram Stories, videos, and Boomerangs.

12 May 2019


You'll be able to share song lyrics as Instagram stickers

Instagram appears to be working on a new kind of Story sticker, one that would show lyrics of a song on something you post.

12 Apr 2019


Why Instagram showed strangers' Stories to users

Another day, another example of Facebook's poor grip on the data of its users.

14 Mar 2019


WhatsApp, Instagram, Facebook not working for many users: Details here

In a major surprise, Facebook's entire family of apps, including WhatsApp and Instagram, appears to have gone down for some users.

09 Feb 2019


Why are Instagram users not happy with it?

In a small but notable change, Instagram has stopped showing the list of Story viewers in the 'Highlights' section of the platform.

23 Jan 2019


Now, share Netflix movies, shows as Instagram Stories: Here's how

Netflix is launching a handy new feature, one that would let you share title arts directly to Instagram Stories.

30 Nov 2018


Now, you can control who can see your Instagram Stories

Ever since Instagram took off, users have been asking for some privacy-focused features to share photos with a select circle rather than all of their followers.

25 Oct 2018

Virat Kohli

'What a man'! Anushka is all hearts for Virat's achievement

Virat Kohli got the nation buzzing on Wednesday after he became the fastest cricketer to score 10,000 ODI runs.

29 Sep 2018


WhatsApp is working on bringing ads to its iOS app

According to reliable leaker WABetaInfo, WhatsApp is already working to implement ads on its iOS app.

05 Aug 2018


You can soon view YouTube/Instagram videos in WhatsApp itself

WhatsApp is set to bring its picture-in-picture (PiP) mode to Android with YouTube and Instagram integration. It will allow users to view Instagram and YouTube videos in a mini window in the WhatsApp app itself.

27 Jun 2018


Priyanka posts Nick Jonas, brother Siddarth's picture captioning 'favorite men'

Priyanka Chopra, who is enjoying her homecoming with Nick Jonas in Goa, has called her rumored beau one of her "favorite men".

19 May 2018


Instagram allows re-sharing of posts as stories

Instagram has launched a new feature that allows users to re-share someone's post as a story.

04 Jan 2018


Over 75 billion WhatsApp messages sent on December 31

WhatsApp achieved a new milestone this New Year's Eve. Over 75 billion messages were sent by users on the Facebook-owned app.

04 Jan 2018


You can soon post Instagram Stories directly on WhatsApp!

Facebook-owned popular image sharing platform Instagram is soon rolling out a feature to allow users to post Instagram Stories directly as a WhatsApp Status.

28 Apr 2017


Instagram hits the 700 million user mark

Facebook-owned photo and video sharing platform Instagram just reached the milestone of having 700 million monthly active users.

15 Aug 2016


Facebook and a creativity platform

Social media trends have undergone immense transformation; from no-frills text content sharing to gaming, picture sharing and currently the hottest trend of all - imaginative content creating applications.