Instagram Rival VSCO Lays Off a Third Of Staff

Joining the ranks of other startups impacted by the coronavirus, VSCO has laid off roughly a third of its staff.

Disappearing Messages Coming to Instagram

Instagram is finally working on a feature that its competitors have had for some time: disappearing messages.

Twitter Testing ‘Fleets’: Disappearing Tweets

In an effort to better compete with Instagram and Snapchat, Twitter is testing a new feature called “Fleets.”

Not Enough Resources For Instagram iPad App

Despite it being one of the most wanted Instagram options, an iPad app is not in the works according to CEO Adam Mosseri.

Vine Successor Byte Released

Vine co-founder Dom Hofmann has announced the launch of Vine’s successor, Byte, according to TechCrunch. Vine was founded in 2012, before quickly being acquired by Twitter in early 2013. Vine was a short-form video app that let people shoot, upload…

Facebook Now Requires An Account to Sign Up For Messenger

According to VentureBeat, Facebook has ended the ability to sign up for Messenger without a Facebook account. In the past, individuals who wanted to use Facebook Messenger could use their phone number to sign up. In an email to VentureBeat,…

Instagram Prohibits Influencers From Promoting Tobacco, Vaping & Weapons

Instagram has long had rules restricting advertisers from promoting tobacco, vaping and weapons, but influencers have been exempt from those restrictions—until now. As the L.A. Times reports, “Instagram, owned by Facebook Inc., has long allowed people with thousands or even…

Instagram Deploying AI to Help Combat Online Bullying

Many a parent has taught their children to pause and count to 10 before replying, especially when provoked. Unfortunately, in the digital age, such restraint has become a rare thing. It seems that Instagram, however, is working on bringing it…

FCC May Block Facebook From Integrating Its Various Messaging Apps

According to the Wall Street Journal (WSJ), the Federal Communications Commission may seek a preliminary injunction to prevent Facebook from integrating its messaging apps. Facebook currently has three separate messaging apps: Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp and Instagram. The company has made…

Zuckerberg Connecting Whatsapp, Instagram, and Facebook. What Could Go Wrong?

Mark Zuckerberg is trying to encrypt the backbone between WhatsApp, Instagram, and the core platform Facebook, such that he has one communications network across 2.7 billion people or the population of the southern hemisphere plus India. What could go wrong? I think Mark Zuckerberg is the most dangerous person in the world.