Instagram Gets Disappearing Media and More via Update

Instagram Gets Disappearing Media and More via Update

Nov 25, 2016

In a hat-tip to current trends, Instagram is adding a new feature that the developer expects to help folks live a bit more in the moment.

Now, in Instagram Direct, users can send Disappearing Photos and Video to individuals and groups. This feature allows sent media to self-destruct.

Another cool new feature is Live Stories.

Instagram remains free on Google Play.

Instagram Adds Zoom Feature

Instagram Adds Zoom Feature

Sep 8, 2016

Everyone’s favorite image filtering social app Instagram is getting an update which brings a new feature.

​Announcing zoom on Instagram. Pinch to zoom on photos and videos in feed, on profiles and on Explore.

It remains free on Google Play.

US-based Instagram Users Get Region-Specific Update

US-based Instagram Users Get Region-Specific Update

Aug 26, 2016

Everyone’s favorite filtering and image-sharing app Instagram is getting a locale-based update.​

Announcing a new video channel on Explore that lets you experience events as they happen around the world. This channel collects the best videos from concerts, sporting events and more so you can feel like you’re in the front row. This update to Explore is currently available only in the United States

Instagram remains free on Google Play.

Instagram Gets New Icon and More via Update

Instagram Gets New Icon and More via Update

Jun 21, 2016

Instagram is getting an update!

WHAT’S NEW

We have a new look! Our updated icon stays true to the camera and rainbow. The simpler design puts more focus on your photos and videos without changing how you navigate the app.

Instagram remains free on the Play Store.

Instagram for Android Gets Multiuser Support

Instagram for Android Gets Multiuser Support

Feb 10, 2016

Great news for Android users that manage multiple Instagram accounts: the image-sharing social network now supports multiple users via its mobile app.

This means folks who, say, have work and or personal accounts, or a private/professional one, or even multiple people who share a device (to mention a few hypothetical scenarios) don’t need to bother with the relatively tedious signing in and signing out process to access alternative and secondary accounts on the go.

It looks as though the new tweak supports up to five accounts.

Instagram remains free on Google Play.

[via Morning News USA]

Instagram Gets Update

Instagram Gets Update

Oct 22, 2015

An update to Instagram is rolling out now.

WHAT’S NEW

We’re excited to bring you an update to Instagram Direct!
• Now you can share posts you see on Instagram as messages. Just tap the arrow under the post.
• Send photos, videos and text messages back and forth to keep conversations going.
• Name group conversations so they’re easy to find.

Instagram remains free on Google Play.

Instagram Brings Layout App to Android

Instagram Brings Layout App to Android

May 20, 2015

Instagram is bringing its formerly iOS-exclusive Layout from Instagram app to Android.

Instagram’s newest app lets you create fun, one-of-a-kind layouts by remixing your own photos and sharing them with your friends.
Choose photos from your camera roll use the built-in Photo Booth to take spur-of-the-moment shots and instantly see them laid out in various combinations. Pick the layout you like best, then edit it to make it your own.
Layout’s smooth, intuitive process gives you complete creative control. Tap to mirror, flip or replace images, hold and drag to swap them, pinch to zoom in or out, or pull the handles to resize. You’re the editor, so get creative, tell a story, show off an outfit or just splice, dice and change the look of your regular photos to convey a mood or theme.

**FEATURES**
* Re-mix up to 9 of your photos at a time to create fun, personalized layouts.
* Use the Faces tab to quickly find photos with people in them.
* Capture the moment in Photo Booth mode with quick, spontaneous shots.
* Save your layouts to your camera roll and share them seamlessly to Instagram or other networks.
* Easily see the last 30 photos you’ve selected in the Recents tab.
* Pair your layouts with Instagram’s filters and creative tools afterwards to make them stand out even more.
* Download and start creating immediately. No signup or account required and no clutter breaking up your flow.

Layout is free on Google Play.

Additionally, Instagram for Android is getting an update which adds Structures, “a new creative tool that brings out details and textures in photos.”

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Film Vintage-Style Videos In FullHD Resolution With iSupr8

Film Vintage-Style Videos In FullHD Resolution With iSupr8

Mar 17, 2014

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If Instagram isn’t enough for you, here’s an app that lets anyone shoot 1080p videos and then add vintage effects and “dirt” to them, making them look like old-timey footage. The app also serves as a video sharing site, with much larger video lengths available for subscribers, unlike, say, Vine. Download it from here: iSupr8 Vintage Video Camera on Google Play.

Send Photos Directly to Friends with Instagram Direct

Send Photos Directly to Friends with Instagram Direct

Dec 13, 2013

After realizing that it was probably cheaper to build a messaging system for itself than paying $3 billion for Snapchat, Instagram has introduced Instagram Direct, a way to send picture messages directly to another Instagram user, or users. Just share a photo in the normal way, then choose to share Direct instead of to Followers. It’s possible to send to multiple people, not just one person. The app update is available now.

Instagram 4.1 Update Brings Gallery Video Uploads and Ice Cream Sandwich Support

Instagram 4.1 Update Brings Gallery Video Uploads and Ice Cream Sandwich Support

Aug 8, 2013

Instagram has gotten a 4.1 update that adds in a big new feature: the ability to import video in to the app. This means that video uploads can come from other apps, the built-in camera, or from other pre-edited sources. This is a feature that Vine doesn’t support, and may be used by advertisers to upload ad spots. As well, Ice Cream Sandwich devices can now upload video. The update is available now on Google Play.

Video Recording Comes to Instagram; Does It Also Mean Ads Are Incoming?

Video Recording Comes to Instagram; Does It Also Mean Ads Are Incoming?

Jun 21, 2013

Instagram has just added a big new feature: video. And it’s launched on Android as part of the version 4.0 update.

Video shooting is very similar to Vine, where tapping and holding, in this case on a set “record” button, is used to record video, and allows for jump-cuts. There’s not a way to import video in…yet, which could be Facebook and Instagram trying to get some of the spontaneity that has defined Vine’s videos. However, without loops like Vine has, it may be aiming for more of a formal levity in its productions from users.

On the production side of things, front and rear cameras can be used. Of course, there’s the famous filters that are also available as the one post-production open, there’s no editing of what was recorded. Users also select a video snapshot that is used as the thumbnail in the stream, with users tapping on the video to launch it. The thumbnail also serves as a backwards-compatibility mechanism: they are what display in apps that display Instagram previews and on earlier versions of the app. It’s really quite clever.

This is the screen you see when taking videos.

This is the screen you see when taking videos.

Now, obviously Instagram’s format is obviously longer than Vine’s is, and there may be a particularly-clever reason for that: monetizing. As one astute Twitter user points out, 15 seconds is a commonly-used advertising time. So, while videos would need to be formatted to the square format that Instagram uses, this could be their trojan horse way that they get advertising in: by instead of trying to make it fit with square images, to put videos in users’ feeds. That links are still unclickable seems like something that will change down the line.

So, while videos bring big changes to Instagram, it’s likely that Facebook’s seeing this as a way to not only expand the service, but to get some of that billion dollars or so they paid back for it. So prepare for ads, Instagram users! But hey, at least there’s filtered videos now.

Instagram Update Lets You Tag Friends in Images

Instagram Update Lets You Tag Friends in Images

May 6, 2013

Instagram receives an update and provides a new tab on the profile page that lets you view images that others have taken of you. The popular photography app lets you tag friends in images ensuring that they see every photo of them that’s added.

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