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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 ...

Report: Journalists Can’t Instagram, Tweet or Vine the Winter Olympics

Report: Journalists Can’t Instagram, Tweet or Vine the Winter Olympics

Journalists who use amateur-standard technology to take photos or videos of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics will be kicked out immediately, the editor of Russia’s state sports news agency, which is part of the Olympic accreditation committee, has reportedly said. Vasily Konov, editor of RIA Novosti subsidiary R-Sport, told ...

Instagram Blocks Hashtags Used to Sell Drugs on the Service

Instagram Blocks Hashtags Used to Sell Drugs on the Service

The photo sharing service Instagram has taken steps to block certain hashtags in a bid to stamp out the sale of illegal drugs via its users. The social networking site – where people post and comment on photographs and videos – announced the move after a BBC investigation, which found users were showing narcotics and ...

Five Percent of Instagram Ads Lead to ‘Likes’

Five Percent of Instagram Ads Lead to ‘Likes’

Despite a lot of complaints about the ads Instagram began running recently, the Facebook-owned mobile photo and video sharing service is seeing success so far from the ads, Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom said on Wednesday. Speaking at Gigaom’s Roadmap conference in San Francisco today, Systrom said more than 5% of the ads, ...

Instagram’s First Ad Raised ‘Likes’ of Michael Kors by 370%

Instagram’s First Ad Raised ‘Likes’ of Michael Kors by 370%

Four days after fashion designer Michael Kors became the first brand to run ads on Instagram, Nitrogram, a company specializing in analytics for Instagram, has taken a peek behind some of the key metrics of the inaugural campaign. Just to recap, Instagram revealed it would begin offering sponsored posts in its app last ...