Tag Archives: Instagram

Upcoming Instagram update will let you turn off comments on a per-post basis & more

In its never-ending fight to curb abuse on its service, Instagram today said an upcoming new tool will let you completely turn off comments on individual posts. As reported by The New York Times this morning and confirmed by Instagram itself, in addition to being able to turn off comments on individual posts users will be also […]

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Instagram confirms live video streaming is coming to its mobile app

According to Instagram co-founder and CEO Kevin Systrom in the Financial Times newspaper this morning, the popular photo-sharing service will be gaining the ability to stream live video. “Live is really exciting for us,” Systrom said without detailing when it’ll launch in the mobile app. Russian news outlet Tjournal.ru was first to report that Instagram appears to have been testing […]

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Instagram is testing live video broadcasts in its Stories feature

According to Russian news outlet Tjournal.ru a few days ago, the popular photo-sharing service Instagram is testing live video functionality in its recently-launched Stories feature which permits users to create slideshows from their photos that automatically disappear after 24 hours. Facebook added live video to its mobile app in August 2015. Facebook Messenger gained the ability to share live...

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How to use less cellular data in the Instagram app

If you’re an Instagram user, then you probably understand how all the photos and videos you view in the app can be a serious cellular data hog whenever you’re not connected to a Wi-Fi network. For the most part, the nature of the app is to load a feed of photos and videos, so there’s […]

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Your Stories to begin appearing in Instagram’s Explore tab beginning today

After launching Snapchat-esque Stories two and a half months ago, Instagram today started promoting these auto-dissapearing slideshows within the app’s popular Explore tab. For a subset of its user base, Instagram has been surfacing recommended Stories from accounts they could follow since August. Today, this feature has officially started rolling out to everyone. “Starting today, you’ll...

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