Instagram: News

Instagram is a Facebook-owned social media platform that focuses on image sharing. The platform was released in October 2010 by Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger. In April 2012, the platform was acquired by Facebook for just $1 billion in cash and stock. As of 2018, Instagram was valued at approximately $100 billion. The platform is accessible on Android, iOS, Windows, and via a website in 32 languages. Instagram originally supported posting images only. Now, it allows users to post ephemeral content in the form of Stories (just like Snapchat), short-format video content (Reels), long-form videos (IGTV), and video posts. The platform sees millions of posts and stories uploaded each day with the most-like post of all time being a picture of an egg. The egg got around 55 million likes to supersede a record of 18 million likes on a post by American celebrity Kylie Jenner. Instagram is monetized via in-app advertising just like Facebook. Advertisements can be seen between stories, reels, and posts on the main feed. Instagram also allows users to call and message each other individually or in groups using a direct message feature called DMs.

17 May 2024

Divyenndu

'Madgaon Express' now available on Amazon Prime Video

Kunal Kemmu's debut directorial, Madgaon Express, which hit the theaters in March this year, is now available for streaming on Amazon Prime Video.

16 May 2024

Meta

EU investigates Meta's role in child protection and mental wellbeing

The European Commission has initiated a formal investigation into Meta.

15 May 2024

Adam Mosseri

Threads launches fact-checking program ahead of US elections

Meta's latest social network, Threads, has launched its own fact-checking program.

15 May 2024

Babil Khan

'Just how I've been raised': Babil defends behavior against trolls

Actor Babil Khan, the elder son of the late Bollywood icon Irrfan Khan, recently faced criticism from online trolls for his courteous behavior toward a woman at an event.

15 May 2024

Facebook

Facebook and Instagram hit by major outage

Facebook and Instagram, two of the world's leading social media platforms, are currently grappling with significant technical issues.

14 May 2024

Bipasha Basu

Bollywood actor Shamita Shetty undergoes endometriosis surgery; spreads awareness

Bollywood actor Shamita Shetty recently underwent surgery for endometriosis, a condition where tissue similar to the uterus lining grows outside the uterus.

14 May 2024

Meta

Step-by-Step guide: How to temporarily deactivate your Instagram account 

Meta, the parent company of Instagram, has simplified the process for users wishing to temporarily deactivate or permanently delete their Instagram accounts.

14 May 2024

Mark Zuckerberg

How to use 'Travel mode' on Meta Quest headsets

Meta Quest has rolled out a new 'Travel Mode' for its Quest 2 and Quest 3 VR headsets.

14 May 2024

New Jersey

Miss Teen USA: After winner's resignation, runner-up also refuses title

In an unexpected turn of events, Miss Teen USA 2023, UmaSofia Srivastava, resigned last week.

14 May 2024

Netflix

South Korean singer Ailee confirms dating 'Single's Inferno' star

South Korean singer Ailee is officially in a relationship with actor Choi Si-hun, who gained fame from the popular Netflix show Single's Inferno.

13 May 2024

Bengaluru

Actor Chetan Chandra, seriously injured in mob assault, demands justice

Kannada actor Chetan Chandra was brutally attacked by a mob in Kaggalipura, Bengaluru on Sunday.

12 May 2024

Influencers

India's influencer marketing industry to hit ₹34 billion by 2026

India's influencer marketing industry is projected to surge from ₹19 billion in 2023 to a staggering ₹34 billion by 2026, as per a recent FICCI EY report.

10 May 2024

Ellen DeGeneres

Hailey-Justin Bieber announce first pregnancy; baby already has a name!

Celebrity couple Justin Bieber and Hailey Bieber have excitedly revealed they are expecting their first child.

09 May 2024

Technology

Stay undercover on Instagram: How to disable your Activity Status

Instagram, a widely used social media platform, offers an 'Activity Status' feature.

07 May 2024

Deepika Padukone

What's cooking? Ranveer Singh erases Instagram posts, including wedding photos

In a surprising move, Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh recently deleted all his Instagram posts before 2023. His last post now is a brand post from January 2023.

06 May 2024

Karan Johar

'We'll be cautious': Paritosh Tripathi responds to Karan Johar's critique

Karan Johar recently expressed his dissatisfaction with a mimicry act performed by comedian Kettan Singh on the comedy show Madness Machayenge: Duniya Ko Hasayenge.

04 May 2024

Meta

Instagram introduces suite of innovative features to enhance user engagement

Instagram has launched a range of new features for its Stories, aimed at providing users with creative methods to share content and interact.

02 May 2024

Snapchat

Snapchat will soon let you edit sent messages

Snapchat is preparing to launch a range of new features, including the ability to edit sent messages.

01 May 2024

Technology

Instagram's new algorithm favors originality over reposts

Instagram is implementing significant changes to its content recommendation system, focusing on promoting original content and supporting smaller accounts.

30 Apr 2024

Ibrahim Ali Khan

Ibrahim Ali's Instagram debut: Gains 581K followers in record time

Ibrahim Ali Khan—son of actors Saif Ali Khan and Amrita Singh—officially entered the Instagram world on Tuesday.

29 Apr 2024

Arijit Singh

Arijit Singh's heartfelt apology wins praise from actor Mahira Khan

A video from a recent concert in Dubai featuring Arijit Singh has garnered global attention.

29 Apr 2024

Meta

Meta's AI ad platform is glitching, overspending on budgets

Meta's automated advertisement platform, Advantage Plus shopping campaigns, is facing criticism for overspending on ad budgets and underdelivering on sales.

26 Apr 2024

Meta

Threads's new feature lets you filter offensive words and emojis

Threads is set to improve user experience with the launch of an automatic filtering feature called 'Hidden Words.'

23 Apr 2024

Meta

Instagram is profiting from ads promoting nonconsensual nude image creation

Instagram, a Meta subsidiary, is profiting from advertisements that encourage the creation of nonconsensual nude images through AI-powered apps.

23 Apr 2024

Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian loses 120K followers! Blame it on Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift's 11th studio album, The Tortured Poets Department was anticipated to address her past flames, but it was Kim Kardashian who found herself at the center of the storm.

23 Apr 2024

Android

WhatsApp's new feature will let you share files without internet

WhatsApp is reportedly developing a new feature that will allow users to share files without an internet connection.

17 Apr 2024

Adil Hussain

'Ulajh' teaser: Janhvi Kapoor ready to pay price of deception

The official teaser for the highly anticipated political thriller, Ulajh, starring Janhvi Kapoor, was released on Wednesday.

16 Apr 2024

Meta

Zuckerberg dodges personal liability in Meta addiction lawsuits in US

Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Meta Platforms Inc., has successfully avoided personal liability in approximately two dozen lawsuits.

First-ever AI beauty pageant to crown winner with $13K prize

The world is about to witness history in the making with the announcement of the first-ever beauty pageant dedicated to artificial intelligence (AI) models and influencers!

15 Apr 2024

WhatsApp

WhatsApp status updates will soon be shareable on Instagram

WhatsApp is developing a new feature that will allow users to share their status updates directly on Instagram, according to WABteaInfo.

12 Apr 2024

Technology

Instagram brings status update feature to user profiles

Instagram is amplifying the visibility of its status update feature, Notes, within the app.

12 Apr 2024

Meta

Instagram trials new auto image-blurring feature to combat sextortion

Instagram is set to test a new facility aimed at tackling sextortion on its platform.

09 Apr 2024

TikTok

TikTok to challenge Instagram with its photo-sharing app TikTok Notes

TikTok is set to take on Instagram's dominance in the photo-sharing app market with its new platform, TikTok Notes.

Uber Eats introduces TikTok-inspired video feed for food discovery

Uber Eats is introducing a short-form video feed, similar to the popular social media platform TikTok, with the aim of enhancing food discovery.

31 Mar 2024

Spotify

Instagram's 'Blend' feature recommends Reels for you and your bestie

Instagram is currently developing a new feature called "Blend," aimed at creating a private feed of recommended Reels for users and their friends.

26 Mar 2024

Florida

US Governor DeSantis mandates parental consent for kids on internet

Florida's Governor, Ron DeSantis, has put into effect House Bill 3 (HB 3), a law that tightens the rules around social media use for those under 16 years of age.

25 Mar 2024

Social Media

Anjali Chakra-Sufi Malik part ways after 5yrs: Their relationship timeline

Anjali Chakra and Sufi Malik, popular social media influencers based in New York City, have decided to part ways after a five-year relationship.

25 Mar 2024

Selena Gomez

Selena Gomez sparks fan outrage with her quick post-and-delete

Selena Gomez sparked a frenzy on social media when she briefly shared two bold images on her Instagram account on Sunday evening.

23 Mar 2024

Arbaaz Khan

Arhaan Khan announces debut podcast, special guest Salman Khan joins

A new starkid is stepping into the limelight.

19 Mar 2024

Facebook

Meta proposes lower subscription fees for ad-free Facebook, Instagram 

Meta is planning a significant reduction in its monthly subscription charges for Facebook and Instagram in response to privacy and antitrust regulator concerns.

18 Mar 2024

Ammy Virk

'Good or bad news': Vicky-Triptii-Ammy tease announcement of upcoming romcom

Vicky Kaushal and Triptii Dimri have become household names with their respective works and now they are set to star in a romantic comedy.

15 Mar 2024

Meta

Critics miffed as Meta restricts access to content monitoring tool

Meta, the parent company of Facebook and Instagram, has announced plans to replace its data tool, CrowdTangle, with a new one named Meta Content Library this August.