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Instagram 6.0 Update Adds Photo Editing and New Photo Effects

Instagram 6.0 Update Adds Photo Editing and New Photo Effects

“People come to Instagram today to post their photos but haven’t come back to edit their photos” Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom tells me. So on Tuesday, Instagram added sliders to control 9 new photo effects and the intensity of its existing filters. These give everyone the power of desktop editing suites and photo apps ...

Adidas to Launch an App So You Can Decorate Sneakers With Instagram Shots

Adidas to Launch an App So You Can Decorate Sneakers With Instagram Shots

In a move that gives Run-DMC's My Adidas a present-day twist, Adidas now wants sneakerheads to personalize their shoes with their smartphones. Using the Adidas Photo Print app for the popular ZX Flux, which will see release this August, users will be able to snap photos a la Instagram and have them printed on their ...

Instagram (iOS) No Longer Automatically Share Likes and Activity to Facebook

Instagram (iOS) No Longer Automatically Share Likes and Activity to Facebook

Facebook has issued an update for Instagram for iOS that is likely to cut down on the number of updates from the photo sharing app that appear on Facebook. That’s because the change in version 5.0.11 has removed the auto-sharing of activity to Facebook. Now users will only be able to share images deliberately to Facebook ...

Instagram Personalizes ‘Explore’ Tab, Adds Top Posts and More

Instagram Personalizes ‘Explore’ Tab, Adds Top Posts and More

Rather than just sunsets from foreign countries and selfies by fashion models, Instagram’s Explore page is now also personalized with top photos and videos Liked by people you follow. Personalization highlights Instagram’s focus on your own social graph and a subjective vision of beauty, to contrast with Vine, which ...

Flickr Re-Designs Mobile App, Squares Off With Instagram

Flickr Re-Designs Mobile App, Squares Off With Instagram

Since Marissa Mayer took over at Yahoo, she has made a steady push to rebuild the photo-sharing community at Flickr by overhauling its products. Flickr is getting its most dramatic makeover to date on Thursday, with a total redesign of the apps for iOS and Android that make it a more direct competitor to Instagram and other ...

Instagram Deletes a Bunch of Spam Accounts

Instagram Deletes a Bunch of Spam Accounts

Instagram is dealing with a minor headache right now — cleaning up the junk you don’t want to see. The Facebook-owned photo-sharing service is purging old, inactive and spammy accounts, the first time it has done so across its entire user base. I was tipped off late last night after opening the app, when I noticed a ...

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; ...