Articles about Instagram
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.
28 Sep 2021
Facebook 'pauses' Instagram Kids development amid intense criticism
Facebook on Monday announced it had halted the development of Instagram Kids, a standalone Instagram version designed specifically for children aged 13 or younger.
28 Sep 2021
Pooja Bhatt celebrates five years of abstinence from alcohol
Actor-filmmaker Pooja Bhatt on Tuesday celebrated five years of abstinence from alcohol and credited her sobriety for keeping her "afloat" through emotional upheavals.
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.
02 Sep 2021
Instagram goes down for many users: Details here
According to the global outage detector website Downdetector, Facebook-owned Instagram just suffered an outage in several parts of the world, including India, due to issues yet unknown.
01 Sep 2021
Lucknow: Man arrested for luring girls into sending obscene videos
A 23-year-old man was arrested from Lucknow for allegedly posing as a woman on Instagram, using a fake profile, and luring minor girls into sending their obscene pictures and videos to him, the police said on Tuesday.
27 Aug 2021
Aparshakti Khurana and Aakriti Ahuja Khurana welcome baby girl
Actor Aparshakti Khurana and his wife, Aakriti Ahuja Khurana, on Friday announced that they have become parents to a baby girl.
27 Aug 2021
Instagram will finally improve how its Search works
In a blog post penned by Instagram's head Adam Mosseri, the Facebook-owned social media platform explained how its Search feature works.
25 Aug 2021
'Pinch' S02 episode-6 review: Kiara responds to being called 'ghamandi'
The sixth episode of Arbaaz Khan's innovative talk show, Pinch, welcomed Kiara Advani as the guest.
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.
05 Aug 2021
Mumbai cop dances his way into people's hearts on Instagram
A 38-year-old police naik of the Mumbai Police has become a social media sensation with his dance videos that have gone viral and garnered thousands of likes.
29 Jul 2021
From now on, Instagram's Reels can be one minute long
So far, Instagram only allowed users of its TikTok rival called Reels to make short videos that were half a minute long. The platform now announced that the maximum duration for Reels has been extended to a full minute (60 seconds).
13 Jul 2021
'MasterChef Tamil': The host, streaming date and other details, revealed
MasterChef franchise recently announced that the Tamil version of the show will be hosted by superstar Vijay Sethupathi.
10 Jul 2021
'Money Heist 5': Lisbon, Tokyo, Berlin's BTS pictures tease fans
Money Heist 5 is set to release in two months and fans are eagerly waiting to see what happens next.
06 Jul 2021
Like Twitter's Super Follow, Instagram developing 'Exclusive Stories' for subscribers
Hot on the heels of Twitter's Super Follow feature, Facebook-owned Instagram has confirmed that "Exclusive Stories" is in the pipeline for creators.
05 Jul 2021
Mandira Bedi remembers late husband Raj Kaushal with 'heartbroken' post
Actress/host/commentator Mandira Bedi updated her social media handles for the first time since the sudden death of her husband Raj Kaushal.
03 Jul 2021
Facebook moderated 32mn posts in compliance with new intermediary guidelines
Shortly after being summoned by a Parliamentary Standing Committee on Information Technology chaired by Congress MP Shashi Tharoor, Facebook and its subsidiary Instagram revealed they took down as many as 32 million posts in compliance with the IT Ministry's new guidelines for social media intermediaries.
02 Jul 2021
Amid scuffle with ex-husband Johnny Depp, Amber Heard welcomes baby
Amber Heard is now a mother!
02 Jul 2021
Priyanka Chopra Jonas earns Rs. 3 crore per Instagram post?
Priyanka Chopra Jonas has made it to the Top 30 of The Instagram Rich List 2021, which released recently.
01 Jul 2021
Instagram will soon recommend posts, make videos play in fullscreen
Facebook-owned social media platform Instagram has been compelled to continuously evolve and add features like Reels to stay competitive amid rivalry with popular platforms like TikTok.
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.
27 Jun 2021
Tamannaah Bhatia to host 'MasterChef India Telugu'; shares BTS photo
Actress Tamannaah Bhatia is set to make her debut as a TV host with MasterChef India Telugu.
25 Jun 2021
'Dhol' actress Payal Rohatgi arrested for threatening society member
Bigg Boss fame actress Payal Rohatgi was arrested today for verbally abusing her housing society's chairperson.
15 Jun 2021
Hold on, so Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton are married?
Gwen Stefani's recent Instagram post has sparked rumors of her getting married to Blake Shelton over the weekend.
14 Jun 2021
'Naagin-2' actor Rohan Gandotra lost projects for low social-media presence?
Social media platforms can bridge the gap between celebrities and fans, helping them to interact openly.
13 Jun 2021
Times when Rakhi Sawant and bizarre went hand-in-hand
Rakhi Sawant sure finds ways to grab media attention with her posts and allegations.
11 Jun 2021
Wait is over! Ed Sheeran's 'Bad Habits' coming this month
English singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran is finally dropping new music this month.
02 Jun 2021
A pizza-party post landed Siddharth Pithani straight to NCB net
The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) was trying to catch Sushant Singh Rajput's former roommate Siddharth Pithani since last August, as per reports.
28 May 2021
NewsBytes Briefing: Wuhan lab-leak hypothesis no longer thought-crime, and more
Mainstream media, so-called fact checkers, and Big Tech censors have a busy weekend of stealth editing incriminating content and revising their algorithmic ban hammers ahead of them.
27 May 2021
Instagram, Facebook finally allow users to hide Likes
In mid-April, Instagram was spotted testing a setting that would allow users to hide the number of Likes from others' posts showing up on their feeds as well as their own posts. Facebook was expected to follow suit with a similar implementation.
27 May 2021
Instagram launches new 'Shop' tab section exclusively for product drops
In yet another move markedly reducing dependency on advertising revenue, Instagram has announced that it will add a new section called "Drops" under the Shop tab on the app.
26 May 2021
NewsBytes Briefing: Delhi Police pays Twitter a visit, and more
Twitter learned the hard way that Narendra Modi shouldn't be confused with Donald Trump, and that its arbitrary policies won't fly in India.
25 May 2021
Instagram could reward content creators with Bonuses for uploading Reels
In today's age where social media is drawing flak for targeted advertising, firms such as Facebook, its subsidiaries, Snap Inc., and Twitter are desperately trying to monetize their platforms in other ways.
23 May 2021
Sambhavna Seth alleges her father died due to medical negligence
Actress Sambhavna Seth has alleged that her father, who was seeking treatment for COVID-19 at a Delhi hospital, passed away due to the negligence of the hospital staff.
20 May 2021
Please stop Kangana Ranaut, enough of your tone-deaf comments!
It's one thing to have an opinion, and an entirely different scenario to be lacking sensitivity.
18 May 2021
NewsBytes Briefing: Twitterati feels the subscription blues, and more
Apple has been going after its Big Tech rivals by hurting their ad revenue models, but Twitter is making sure it can weather Apple's impending "adpocalypse".
16 May 2021
Make way, Rakhi Sawant is now eyeing Hollywood!
Actress-dancer Rakhi Sawant never fails to keep us hooked to her antics, be it on a reality show or in real life.
16 May 2021
TikTok India CEO Nikhil Gandhi resigns one year after ban
Video sharing app TikTok's India CEO Nikhil Gandhi has reportedly resigned from his post, almost a year after the app was permanently banned in the country.
13 May 2021
Instagram allows users to list preferred pronouns on their profiles
Social networking platform Instagram has launched a new, albeit small feature where users will get to update up to four pronouns on their profile.
13 May 2021
NewsBytes Briefing: YouTube's TikTok clone already doing well, and more
Silicon Valley's foundation is built on compelling ideas. But ideas can be stolen, which happens with clockwork precision in the world of social media platforms. For instance, YouTube's TikTok clone has been gradually phased out from testing to global roll-out now.
09 May 2021
Facebook brings chat themes, new features to Instagram and Messenger
Social media giant Facebook has unveiled multiple new theming features across its messaging services, including Messenger, Instagram, and Messenger Kids. Functional improvements include visual replies, read receipts, improved audio recording tools, and an updated archive feature on Instagram.