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.

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.

09 Mar 2023


What makes Spotify more than just a music streaming service

Spotify wants to be more than just a music streaming service. The app has been evolving over the years.

07 Mar 2023


Who is Ben Savage? Hollywood actor running for Congress

Hollywood actor Ben Savage has joined politics. He recently announced that he will be running for Congress in California.

07 Mar 2023


'Sarpatta Parambarai 2': All about Pa Ranjith-Arya's sports drama

In an unexpected development, Kollywood actor Arya took to Instagram on Monday to confirm that the sequel of the acclaimed boxing drama Sarpatta Parambarai is on the cards.

06 Mar 2023


Rapper Badshah stuns fans with body transformation; see pictures

Known for his upbeat hit songs like Proper Patola and Let's Nacho, rapper Badshah never fails to amaze his fans.

06 Mar 2023

Bill Gates

Bill-Melinda Gates welcome their grandchild; family shares news on Instagram

Jennifer Gates, the eldest daughter of Bill Gates and Melinda Gates, has given birth to her first child with husband Nayel Nassar.

04 Mar 2023


Benny Dayal gets injured during Chennai concert 

Renowned singer Benny Dayal was performing live at a college in Chennai when a drone camera struck him, leaving the singer with minor injuries. A video of the incident which took place at Chennai's Vellore Institute of Technology went instantly viral on social media.

04 Mar 2023

Social Media

Andrew Tate: Manager confirms lung cancer, condition might be fatal

Andrew Tate, a British-American social media personality and former kickboxer, is suffering from lung cancer, according to his manager, who goes by the name of Jules.

02 Mar 2023

Sushmita Sen

Sushmita Sen reveals she suffered a heart attack recently

In a shocking piece of news, Bollywood star Sushmita Sen revealed that she suffered a heart attack a few days ago.

02 Mar 2023


#NewsBytesExplainer: Why was YouTuber Elvish Yadav tagged 'gamla chor' online

YouTuber Elvish Yadav found himself enmeshed in a controversy earlier this week when he was wrongly accused of "stealing flower pots" arranged for the ongoing G20 Summit in Gurugram, Haryana.

02 Mar 2023


Times private information of K-pop idols was leaked 

Being a celebrity brings a lot of popularity. But the fame also comes with a price that puts the lives of the stars at risk of being leaked in public spaces.

01 Mar 2023

Bengali Cinema

Subhashree Ganguly shuts down trolls for criticizing PDA Instagram upload

Actor Subhashree Ganguly, a prominent name in the Bengali industry, has been balancing work-life like a pro.

28 Feb 2023


Mark Zuckerberg creates team to build AI-powered 'futuristic experiences'

The generative AI hype train is still at the station, and Meta is the latest passenger to board it. CEO Mark Zuckerberg took to Facebook to announce that the company is creating a "top-level product group" to work on generative AI.

27 Feb 2023


Hong Kong: Ex-husband, relatives charged with murdering model Abby Choi

The former in-laws and ex-husband of Hong Kong model Abby Choi, whose body parts were in a refrigerator by the police, were put in custody without bail on Monday.

27 Feb 2023


CRED CEO Kunal Shah reveals salary, draws flak from netizens

CRED CEO Kunal Shah's latest revelation of his salary has caused a stir on the internet.

26 Feb 2023

Hansal Mehta

Hansal Mehta celebrates 7 years of tragedy-drama film 'Aligarh'

There have been several movies in which actors Manoj Bajpayee and Rajkummar Rao have portrayed unique characters, but the movie Aligarh was one that struck a chord with the audience.

24 Feb 2023

Selena Gomez

Singer-actor Selena Gomez announces break from social media, once again

It's time for a digital detox for Hollywood actor and singer Selena Gomez.

22 Feb 2023

Ariana Grande

All we know about Ariana Grande's collaboration with The Weeknd

Ariana Grande and The Weeknd are not done working together yet. The duo has hinted at their new collaboration by teasing their fans with a remix video of the Starboy singer's 2016 hit song, Die For You, which was posted on their social media handles.

21 Feb 2023

Sophie Turner

Happy birthday, Sophie Turner: Revisiting 'GoT' star's best Instagram moments

Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner is not just the Queen of the North, but also the undisputed Queen of Instagram!

20 Feb 2023


'Sex Education': Emma Mackey confirms leaving series after Season 4

Emma Mackey, who rose to prominence by portraying the role of Maeve Wiley in Netflix's popular show Sex Education, is bidding adieu to the show after four seasons.

20 Feb 2023


Everything to know about Meta Verified: Requirements, perks, and availability

After Elon Musk's Twitter, Meta has decided to launch its own subscription service. Dubbed 'Meta Verified,' the service will provide users with a blue badge and several other benefits.

17 Feb 2023


Meta introduces 'Channels' for broadcasting chats on Instagram

Meta-owned Instagram has received a new feature named 'Channels,' which makes broadcasting chats possible on the platform.

17 Feb 2023

Selena Gomez

Selena Gomez shuts down body-shamers; reveals reason behind weight gain

American singer and actor Selena Gomez recently responded to online body shamers and got candid about her weight gain.

14 Feb 2023

Bollywood Films

Everything about 'Saugandh' actor Shanti Priya's comeback film 'Sarojini'

After a lengthy hiatus of 28-29 years, veteran actor Shanti Priya is gearing up to make a stellar comeback to the big screens with a biopic on Sarojini Naidu, who is famously known as the "Nightingale of India."

14 Feb 2023


Meta's chief business officer Marne Levine quits after 13 years

Marne Levine, Meta's chief business officer, has decided to step down from the company later this year after a 13-year-long stint.

10 Feb 2023


Sidharth Malhotra-Kiara Advani's dreamy wedding video clocks in massive viewership

We are still reeling from the dreamy pictures of newlyweds Sidharth Malhotra and Kiara Advani, and now they have shared the first video from their wedding ceremony, which is simply ethereal!

10 Feb 2023

Donald Trump

Donald Trump is back on Facebook, Instagram after 2 years

Two years after he was suspended, Meta has restored Donald Trump's Facebook and Instagram accounts. The tech giant suspended him from its platforms in the wake of the Capitol Hill insurrection on January 6, 2021.

10 Feb 2023


Meta expands access to Gifts, Instagram's Reels-focused tipping feature

In November last year, Meta introduced 'Gifts' on Instagram as a way for creators to earn money. The company has now announced that it is expanding the availability of the feature to more creators across the US.

07 Feb 2023


K-drama actors Lee Seung-gi and Lee Da-in announce wedding date

The month of love is in all its glory, as popular K-drama actors Lee Seung-gi and Lee Da-in are getting married!

04 Feb 2023

Ranveer Singh

Ranveer Singh to endorse Nutella in India; exciting campaign ahead

Ranveer Singh will be part of an exciting campaign on World Nutella Day, which is celebrated on February 5 (Sunday).

02 Feb 2023


Meta surprises with better-than-expected quarterly results; focus on improving efficiency

Meta aims to make 2023 "the year of efficiency," CEO Mark Zuckerberg said while announcing the company's fourth-quarter earnings report.

02 Feb 2023


BTS Jungkook midnight surprise: Singer's 'Unholy' cover wins over ARMYs

The famous Sam Smith's sultry track Unholy has been sung by umpteen artists all across the world.

01 Feb 2023

Kevin Systrom

Meet Artifact, an AI-driven news app backed by Instagram's co-founders

Instagram's co-founders, Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, are working on a personalized news app called Artifact, which is driven by recommendation algorithms similar to TikTok.

30 Jan 2023

Kailash Kher

Kailash Kher attacked in Hampi for not singing Kannada songs

Singer and composer Kailash Kher was allegedly attacked during a concert in Hampi, Karnataka, on Friday.

27 Jan 2023

Blake Lively

Blake Lively-Justin Baldoni to lead 'It Ends with Us' adaptation

Gossip Girl actor Blake Lively is all set to star opposite Jane the Virgin actor Justin Baldoni in a romance drama based on Colleen Hoover's bestselling novel It Ends with Us. Baldoni is also directing.

26 Jan 2023

Sanjay Dutt

Sanjay Dutt, Arshad Warsi reunite on screen; first-look poster out

The famous Munna Bhai duo Sanjay Dutt and Arshad Warsi have come together for a new project after nearly six years!

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