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.

Congratulations! Ed Sheeran, wife Cherry Seaborn welcome second daughter

21 May 2022

Entertainment
Congratulations! Ed Sheeran, wife Cherry Seaborn welcome second daughter

English singer Ed Sheeran and wife Cherry Seaborn are now parents to two daughters!

Britney Spears announces loss of 'miracle baby' after miscarriage

15 May 2022

Entertainment
Britney Spears announces loss of 'miracle baby' after miscarriage

Britney Spears has announced the loss of her unborn "miracle baby" early in the pregnancy.

'Bored of monotony,' Shilpa Shetty Kundra announces social media break

12 May 2022

Entertainment
'Bored of monotony,' Shilpa Shetty Kundra announces social media break

On Thursday morning, Shilpa Shetty Kundra shocked her fans by announcing a break from social media.

NFTs are coming soon to Instagram feed, stories, and messages

10 May 2022

Technology
NFTs are coming soon to Instagram feed, stories, and messages

Instagram has decided to join the NFT party. The social media platform will soon start testing NFTs with select US creators, said Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri.

Mike Hagerty, known for 'F.R.I.E.N.D.S' and 'Seinfeld', dies at 67

07 May 2022

Entertainment
Mike Hagerty, known for 'F.R.I.E.N.D.S' and 'Seinfeld', dies at 67

Renowned character actor Mike Hagerty has passed away. His co-star Bridget Everett confirmed the tragic news via Instagram on Friday.

Pop sensation Tarsame Singh Saini aka Taz dies at 54

30 Apr 2022

Entertainment
Pop sensation Tarsame Singh Saini aka Taz dies at 54

Singer Tarsame Singh Saini aka Taz of pop band Stereo Nation passed away on Friday. He was 54.

Celebrating Samantha Ruth Prabhu's love for gardening on her birthday

28 Apr 2022

Entertainment
Celebrating Samantha Ruth Prabhu's love for gardening on her birthday

There's no one like actor Samantha Ruth Prabhu!

Alia Bhatt only Indian in top-5 of Instagram's actor influencers

25 Apr 2022

Entertainment
Alia Bhatt only Indian in top-5 of Instagram's actor influencers

Bollywood actor Alia Bhatt has proved her crowd-pulling abilities with Gangubai Kathiawadi.

'Good Mourning': Machine Gun Kelly-Mod Sun's film releases in May

16 Apr 2022

Entertainment
'Good Mourning': Machine Gun Kelly-Mod Sun's film releases in May

American rapper-singer Colson Baker, better known as Machine Gun Kelly, and musician Mod Sun are set to make their feature directorial debut with Good Mourning soon.

Facebook, Instagram allow posts urging violence against Russian leaders, soldiers

11 Mar 2022

Technology
Facebook, Instagram allow posts urging violence against Russian leaders, soldiers

In a temporary change to its hate speech policy, Meta has allowed Facebook and Instagram users from select countries to call for violence against Russian soldiers and leaders.

RIP! YouTuber-rapper Lil Bo Weep passes away at 22

08 Mar 2022

Entertainment
RIP! YouTuber-rapper Lil Bo Weep passes away at 22

YouTuber and rapper Winona Brooks, popularly known by her stage name Lil Bo Weep, has passed away, her father confirmed on Facebook on Sunday (March 6).

Aditya Narayan bids adieu to 'Sa Re Ga Ma Pa'

08 Mar 2022

Entertainment
Aditya Narayan bids adieu to 'Sa Re Ga Ma Pa'

Television anchor and singer Aditya Narayan will no longer host reality show, Sa Re Ga Ma Pa (SRGMP).

5 top Hollywood actors who are not on social media

05 Mar 2022

Entertainment
5 top Hollywood actors who are not on social media

Social media nowadays has become a reliable space for celebrities to advertise their life, both professional and personal.

Fitness influencer, who lost 141 kilograms, now on dialysis

14 Feb 2022

World
Fitness influencer, who lost 141 kilograms, now on dialysis

A US fitness influencer, Lexi Reed, who lost 141 kilograms in two years, has now been hospitalized due to organ failure.

Actor Vibhu Raghave tears up while revealing stage-IV cancer diagnosis

13 Feb 2022

Entertainment
Actor Vibhu Raghave tears up while revealing stage-IV cancer diagnosis

Television actor Vibhu Raghave has been diagnosed with stage-IV of a rare kind of cancer.

Football star Cristiano Ronaldo reaches 400 million followers on Instagram

08 Feb 2022

Sports
Football star Cristiano Ronaldo reaches 400 million followers on Instagram

Portugal football star Cristiano Ronaldo has become the first-ever person to reach 400 million followers on Instagram.

John Abraham deletes his Instagram posts, retains Twitter ones though

14 Dec 2021

Entertainment
John Abraham deletes his Instagram posts, retains Twitter ones though

John Abraham, whose last outing Satyameva Jayate 2 was a flop at the box office, is making headlines again.

WhatsApp introduces two new privacy-centric features for users in India

23 Nov 2021

Technology
WhatsApp introduces two new privacy-centric features for users in India

Meta-owned instant messaging service WhatsApp has introduced two new safety features for users in India, called Flash Calls and Message Level Reporting.

Facebook's emoji reactions and notifications spotted trickling down to WhatsApp

21 Nov 2021

Technology
Facebook's emoji reactions and notifications spotted trickling down to WhatsApp

With the latest update on the beta channel, WhatsApp users on Android can now get a taste of the new message reaction notifications feature that has been in the pipeline for a few months now.

Snap inks deal with Sony Music, launches AR Music Lenses

16 Nov 2021

Technology
Snap inks deal with Sony Music, launches AR Music Lenses

Social media app Snapchat's parent, Snap Inc. (formerly Snapchat), has inked a licensing deal with Sony Music Entertainment so the latter's artists' music can be added to Snap's Sounds Library.

Instagram Subscriptions in-app purchase spotted on Apple App Store

11 Nov 2021

Technology
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.

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

22 Oct 2021

Technology
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.

Is Facebook planning a name change? Reports suggest so

20 Oct 2021

Business
Is Facebook planning a name change? Reports suggest so

Social media giant Facebook is likely to announce a name change this month, the Verge reported.

Instagram testing new system to notify users of service outages

12 Oct 2021

Technology
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.

Instagram will 'nudge' teens away from harm, encourage taking breaks

11 Oct 2021

Technology
Instagram will 'nudge' teens away from harm, encourage taking breaks

Facebook is grappling with the aftermath of whistleblower Frances Haugen's testimony that showed it proceeded to build Instagram Kids, fully aware that Instagram is detrimental to teenagers' mental health.

Facebook whistleblower testifies before Senate: Here are the key points

06 Oct 2021

Business
Facebook whistleblower testifies before Senate: Here are the key points

Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen made her identity known to all on Sunday night's episode of 60 Minutes. She had complained to the Securities and Exchange Commission about Facebook and leaked its internal research and documents to the Wall Street Journal.

Mark Zuckerberg lost $6 billion during Facebook outage: Details here

05 Oct 2021

Business
Mark Zuckerberg lost $6 billion during Facebook outage: Details here

Late last night, Facebook and its subsidiary services, including WhatsApp, Instagram, and Messenger, suffered a worldwide outage that lasted nearly six hours.

Here's what caused the longest Facebook outage last night

05 Oct 2021

Technology
Here's what caused the longest Facebook outage last night

Late last night, popular social media platform Facebook and all its subsidiaries, including WhatsApp, Messenger, and Instagram, suffered a global outage that lasted nearly six hours.

#FacebookDown: Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram are all down for users worldwide

04 Oct 2021

Technology
#FacebookDown: Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram are all down for users worldwide

Facebook and major social media platforms owned by it—WhatsApp and Instagram—have suffered a major global outage on Monday night.

Facebook whistleblower says company encouraged hate speech for profit

04 Oct 2021

Technology
Facebook whistleblower says company encouraged hate speech for profit

The whistleblower who leaked several thousand pages of Facebook's internal research and documentation publicly revealed her identity on national television in the US on Sunday.

Facebook launches cross-app group chats for Instagram and Messenger users

02 Oct 2021

Technology
Facebook launches cross-app group chats for Instagram and Messenger users

Last year, Facebook launched a cross-app communication feature, allowing Instagram users to connect one-on-one with Messenger users without having to download the latter—and vice versa.

Facebook releases slides detailing Instagram's impact on teen mental health

01 Oct 2021

Business
Facebook releases slides detailing Instagram's impact on teen mental health

Social-media giant Facebook has recently published two slide decks outlining its studies about Instagram's effect on teenagers' mental health.

Facebook 'pauses' Instagram Kids development amid intense criticism

28 Sep 2021

Technology
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.

Pooja Bhatt celebrates five years of abstinence from alcohol

28 Sep 2021

Entertainment
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.

Instagram says it's developing a new Favorites feature

14 Sep 2021

Technology
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.

Instagram goes down for many users: Details here

02 Sep 2021

Technology
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.

Lucknow: Man arrested for luring girls into sending obscene videos

01 Sep 2021

India
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.

Aparshakti Khurana and Aakriti Ahuja Khurana welcome baby girl

27 Aug 2021

Entertainment
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.

Instagram will finally improve how its Search works

27 Aug 2021

Technology
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.

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