Instagram Now has 1 Billion Monthly Users, Launches IGTV for Content Creators

Instagram has just hit one of its most crucial milestone – one billion users. The news came on the heels of the company’s launch of IGTV or Instagram Television, a long-form video format that takes aim at rival YouTube. It…

Instagram Explains How Its Algorithm Works, Busts Common Myths

It might have taken them almost two years, but Instagram has finally explained the inner-workings of its algorithm-based feed. It was in July 2016 when the photo-sharing platform shifted to a machine-learning approach from reverse chronological order. A lot of…

7 Tips for Growing Your Following on Instagram With Hashtags

With about 500 million daily active users on its platform, Instagram has become one of the indispensable marketing tools for small business owners. However, organic reach is increasingly difficult to achieve with the platform’s algorithmic-based feed. So, how do you…

Instagram Wants to Improve Your Mental Health, Creates New Wellbeing Team

Instagram is taking steps to help improve their users’ mental health with the creation of its new Wellbeing Team. Millions of people around the world use Instagram to visually share and document their lives. However, the unrealistic portrayal of how…

Instagram Launches Shoppable Posts in 8 New Countries

Instagram is planning to increase its share in the eCommerce segment by expanding its shopping feature abroad. Previously available only in the US, the Facebook-owned photo and video sharing app now allows shoppable posts for businesses located in an additional eight…

Social Media App Vero is So Popular it Might Kill Facebook and Instagram

There is a new social media app in town that’s been making waves recently.  If you happen to use Twitter and Facebook, you may have noticed a lot of recent buzz over an app called Vero. Vero, which is the Latin…

Instagram Adds ‘Recommendations’ to User Feed

If you recently noticed that something about your Instagram account feels a bit different, don’t be alarmed. Apparently, the picture-dense social media platform has just introduced a new feature on your feed but did not bother to make any announcements…

Number of Active Business Profiles on Instagram Reaches 25 Million

Instagram’s business profiles are proving to be good for businesses. The social media network recently announced that 25 million merchants have changed their personal Instagram accounts into business profiles. That’s a huge leap from the 15 million business accounts that…

Instagram’s New Video Feature Let’s You Go Live With a Friend

Instagram is finally catching up with its contemporaries in terms of video streaming capabilities. The popular messaging app has recently joined the live video broadcasting trend with the introduction of its own feature that allows you to invite a friend…

Shopify’s Instagram Integration to Open Doors for Millions of Vendors

Christmas comes early for Shopify and Instagram users, with the former now providing Instagram integration to most of its vendors. The eCommerce company and Instagram had been collaborating on the new shopping service the whole year. Now the integration appears…