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Instagram Releases Huge Android Update to Prep for ‘Global Expansion’

Instagram Releases Huge Android Update to Prep for ‘Global Expansion’

Instagram has always set a high bar for speed. While other photo apps add feature after feature, Instagram's updates generally come in the form of "Bug fixes and performance improvements." Instagram's latest update for Android, launching on Tuesday, takes the same approach but on a much larger scale. The company halved the ...

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – December 25, 2013

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – December 25, 2013

Instagram recently unveiled Instagram Direct: a new feature that lets you privately share your photos and videos in chat-like messages. But what happens if you sent someone the wrong photo… or a photo to the wrong person? Don’t worry – there’s a way to take back that direct photo message you didn’t mean to send, ...

Instagram Says First Run of Ads Show ‘Promising’ Results

Instagram Says First Run of Ads Show ‘Promising’ Results

Instagram may prove a valuable platform for advertisers. Instagram released its first results on ads since they began appearing November 1st. Brands saw average ad recall up 3X while brand message awareness was up 10% across four campaigns, with Levi’s reaching 7.4 million US 18-34 year olds in 9 days while Ben & ...

How to Unsend Instagram Direct Messages

How to Unsend Instagram Direct Messages

With the advent of Instagram Direct, a new feature from the photo-sharing platform that allows you to send photos to a select group of people, comes a lot of responsibility. Is there anything that strikes more fear in the heart than the idea that you may have sent a photo to an unintended recipient?  Well, breathe easy; ...

Instagram Direct Brings One-on-One Messaging to the Service

Instagram Direct Brings One-on-One Messaging to the Service

On Thursday at a press event in New York, Instagram founder Kevin Systrom has announced that the photo-sharing service is introducing private photo-sharing and messaging. The feature is called Instagram Direct. Instagram has always been a mostly public social network, with a broadcast structure instead of connections based ...

Instagram Says Thanksgiving Was Its Busiest Day of All Time

Instagram Says Thanksgiving Was Its Busiest Day of All Time

Instagram announced on Friday that Thanksgiving 2013 in the US was “the busiest day on Instagram so far,” thanks to a massive flood of Thanksgiving and Hanukkah-related photos and videos. Unfortunately, the company failed to share exact figures, suggesting that if any records were broken, they weren’t huge. That’s a ...

Report: Instagram Looking to Add Messaging Feature

Report: Instagram Looking to Add Messaging Feature

Instagram, known as a visual communication platform, is looking for way to expand its appeal to its community of 200 million (and growing) users. First it was short-form video and next up is messaging. Well-placed sources tell us that the company is gearing up to launch new private messaging features inside its still ...

How to Navigate Windows Phone’s Confusing New Instagram App

How to Navigate Windows Phone’s Confusing New Instagram App

Instagram made it onto the Windows Phone platform on Wednesday as a beta and immediately, everyone lost their mind. You see, the Instagram app for Windows Phone defaults to an in-app screen that shows you the photos you have already taken. You can click on a little button to take a photo, but you are then scooted out of the ...

Instagram Finally Makes Its Way to Windows Phone

Instagram Finally Makes Its Way to Windows Phone

Hold on to your selfies, everyone. Some news coming in from Instagram: the hugely popular photo app is finally arriving in the Windows Phone Store on Wednesday — at 11am Pacific time, to be precise. There have been some murmurs and guesses that this would happen on Wednesday — and Nokia noted this timeframe last month. ...

Journalists Can Instagram the Olympics After All (But No Video)

Journalists Can Instagram the Olympics After All (But No Video)

Journalists will be allowed to use Instagram, Twitter and other social media to post still photos and news from the Sochi Olympics, International Olympic Committee spokesman Mark Adams confirmed to For The Win in an email on Monday. “Please take as many photos as you like!” he wrote. “Sharing pix on social media ...