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.

26 May 2023

Bollywood Life

Ashish Vidyarthi ties knot at 60; ex-wife shares cryptic posts 

Actor Ashish Vidyarthi tied the knot with Kolkata-based fashion entrepreneur Rupali Barua on Thursday. The couple opted for a simple court wedding. As the photos went viral on social media, fans congratulated the newlywed couple.

24 May 2023

Paris Hilton

Paris Hilton's pet Chihuahua passes away at 23

Paris Hilton is one of the most known faces in Hollywood. The media personality took to Instagram to share the news of her pet Chihuahua's demise. The pet was Hilton's companion for 23 years—more than half her life.

20 May 2023


Instagram's text-based Twitter rival launching soon: Everything we know

Instagram is planning to launch a new text-based app for conversations, similar to what microblogging sites like Twitter promote.

19 May 2023

Britney Spears

Britney Spears calls out 'TMZ'; tags them as 'trashiest'

Pop star Britney Spears has been a global sensation. Recently, the singer has been in the limelight for her conservatorship and fans have staged protests in support of the singer too.

18 May 2023


Ali Fazal's first look from Gerard Butler's 'Kandahar' revealed

Ali Fazal is one of the most adept actors in India. The actor enjoys a considerable amount of fan following in Hollywood too. He is gearing up for the release of his next Hollywood action venture titled Kandahar.

17 May 2023


Meta India's partnership head Manish Chopra quits the company

Manish Chopra, who led Meta's partnership efforts in India for four-and-a-half years, has decided to step down from the company.

10 May 2023


The controversy of gentle parenting on TikTok, explained

"Gentle parenting," also referred to as respectful or mindful parenting, has become a major sensation on TikTok, garnering billions of views.

09 May 2023

Rashmika Mandanna

Rashmika Mandanna slammed for allegedly 'eating non-veg burger' in advertisement

Rashmika Mandanna, one of the most sought-after actors in the South Indian industry, has come under fire for allegedly lying about being a vegetarian.

08 May 2023

Selena Gomez

What is lupus that Selena Gomez has been diagnosed with

Singer-actor-entrepreneur Selena Gomez recently opened up on her battle with lupus, an autoimmune disease she was diagnosed with back in 2014.

04 May 2023


How is Gmail's blue tick different from Twitter and Instagram's

Once a sign of prestige on Twitter, the blue checkmark has been a contentious topic for some time now. It is seen as a symbol of legitimacy on several digital platforms.

04 May 2023

Social Media

Why Wes Anderson is trending on Instagram

There is a growing trend on Instagram and TikTok lately where people are posting videos in the Wes Anderson filmmaking style.

28 Apr 2023


Seungkwan's emotional note for Moonbin leaves netizens teary-eyed

Late K-pop star Moonbin's close bond with Seungkwan isn't hidden from the world. The two music sensations shared a thick connection.

27 Apr 2023


Meta's Q1 earnings aren't too exciting but road ahead is

Meta has had a tumultuous time over the past year. Falling revenue, multiple rounds of layoffs, and restructuring defined a frenzied year for the firm.

19 Apr 2023


Meta's efficiency drive may see another 4,000 employees getting fired 

Social media giant Meta is set to begin a new round of layoffs today. The job cuts are part of Mark Zuckerberg's quest to make 2023 the "year of efficiency," one that involves a broader restructuring of the organization.

17 Apr 2023

Hong Kong

'To: My Nineteen-Year-Old Self' wins global acclaim: Why's it controversial

The coming-of-age documentary To: My Nineteen-Year-Old Self by acclaimed director Mabel Cheung took home the best film award at the 41st Hong Kong Film Awards on Sunday.

16 Apr 2023

NewsBytes Exclusive

#NewsBytesExclusive: 'There's Shimpi and Rajat in everyone' reveals Dharna Durga

Instagram is a funny place and for this, a lot is to be credited to Dharna Durga, the viral content creator who's basking in the glory with her rib-tickling humor.

11 Apr 2023


National Pet Day: Meet the wealthiest pets in the world

Someone, please make a pet version of Crazy Rich Asians already!

11 Apr 2023


VIXX's Ravi exits band amid corruption charges, pens apology

K-pop is one of the most followed genres in the world and the stars enjoy a huge fan following. In the latest development, South Korean rapper Ravi of VIXX announced his exit from the boy band amid military enlistment corruption charges.

11 Apr 2023


Lotus drummer Chuck Morris, son's bodies found after a month

Bodies of Lotus drummer Chuck Morris and his son Charley, who went missing last month while kayaking, were found on Monday. Per reports, the bodies of the deceased were found in a lake in Arkansas. They went missing almost a month ago, on March 16.

07 Apr 2023

Sidhu Moose Wala

Internet gets emotional over Sidhu Moose Wala's posthumous release

Much to his fans' joy, an unreleased track of late Punjabi singer Sidhu Moose Wala, Mera Na, was released on Friday. Soon after the track was dropped on social media, it left the internet emotional with fans remembering the late singer who was shot dead last year in May.

06 Apr 2023


WhatsApp labels newsletter tool as Channels: Here's everything we know

There has been a lot of hype around WhatsApp's newsletter tool and we finally have more information about the new feature.

30 Mar 2023


Here's how much Instagram, Facebook blue tick cost in India

Meta Verified, the subscription service from the Facebook and Instagram parent, was first launched in February. The company has now opened the waiting list for Meta Verified in India.

30 Mar 2023

Instagram Stories

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.

26 Mar 2023


Zayed Khan's 'One Way': Everything about actor's comeback thriller film

The 2004 Bollywood film Main Hoon Na captivated audiences with Shah Rukh Khan's power-packed performance and Sushmita Sen's appearance.

26 Mar 2023

Archana Puran Singh

Happy birthday, Archana Puran Singh: Decoding her immense Instagram popularity 

Actor-director-host and reality show judge Archana Puran Singh has turned 61!

25 Mar 2023


Kanye West's post about Jonah Hill sparks frenzy online

American rapper-singer-songwriter Kanye West, now known as Ye, has made inflammatory statements in recent times that have caused his career to suffer.

24 Mar 2023


United Airlines trans stewardess dies after sharing emotional post

A transgender woman flight attendant, who gained popularity after appearing in a commercial for United Airlines, was allegedly found dead in her Colorado home on Monday, reported The Independent.

22 Mar 2023


Russian musician known for anti-Putin war songs dies at 35

Prominently known as the founder of the Russian band Cream Soda, musician Dmitry Svirgunov, also known as Dima Nova died at 35.

22 Mar 2023


Is Meta doing enough to fight sex trafficking and exploitation

Few Meta shareholders have filed a lawsuit against CEO Mark Zuckerberg and other executives for not doing enough to stop sex trafficking and child sexual exploitation on Facebook and Instagram.

21 Mar 2023


Marvel meets dosa: Spiderman dosa takes the internet by storm

People around the world love to experiment with food and create new and exciting dishes in their own style.

20 Mar 2023

Taapsee Pannu

Actor Taapsee Pannu trolled on Instagram for 'disrespecting' Hindu goddess 

Taapsee Pannu has found herself at the receiving end of social media flak once again.

18 Mar 2023

Selena Gomez

Selena Gomez hits 400M followers on Instagram: Decoding her Insta-success

American singer-actor-entrepreneur Selena Gomez has become the first woman on Instagram to achieve 400M followers.

18 Mar 2023

TV News

They're married! Dalljiet Kaur marries beau Nikhil Patel; see pictures

Television actor Dalljiet Kaur has stepped into a new chapter of her life. She took the plunge and got married to her fiance and businessman Nikhil Patel at an intimate wedding ceremony on Saturday in Mumbai.

16 Mar 2023

Ekta Kapoor

Here's why television star Shivangi Joshi was hospitalized

Television actor Shivangi Joshi was recently admitted to a private hospital in Mumbai. The news of her hospitalization got her fans worried about the actor's health.

15 Mar 2023

Samantha Ruth Prabhu

Samantha Ruth Prabhu calls 'Shaakuntalam' 'Disney-like,' visits temple with makers

Samantha Ruth Prabhu became a pan-India sensation with The Family Man Season 2 and everyone around the country supported her as she dealt with myositis.

15 Mar 2023


Who is Alanna Panday? Know everything about Ananya Panday's cousin

Alanna Panday's upcoming wedding has certainly captured all the headlines and everyone's attention simultaneously.

15 Mar 2023

Lindsay Lohan

All about soon-to-be parents Lindsay Lohan, Bader Shammas's love story

Actor Lindsay Lohan took everyone by surprise when she announced her pregnancy on Tuesday through a social media post. Expecting her first child with her husband Bader Shammas, Lohan got all her fans excited with the news.

13 Mar 2023

Guneet Monga

Oscar-winning producer Guneet Monga speaks about her journey in films

Guneet Monga is at an all-time career high with her win at the Academy Awards 2023.

12 Mar 2023

Swara Bhasker

Swara Bhasker shares 'haldi' ceremony pictures: Everything about her wedding

There's no doubt that Bollywood actor Swara Bhasker is deeply and madly in love!

09 Mar 2023

Academy Awards

Michelle Yeoh might have violated Oscar rules; Academy's response awaited

Actor Michelle Yeoh needs no introduction, and her performance in Everything Everywhere All At Once (2022) awed viewers worldwide and even earned her an Oscar nomination.

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