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Facebook and Instagram add new features to help celebrate Sydney’s 2020 Gay and Lesbian...

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Well, its official Mardi Gras season in Sydney, with numerous business showing their pride and inclusiveness within the LGBTIQ community. Facebook along with its photo sharing app, Instagram, are also looking to take part...

Instagram is removing the IGTV button that no one really used

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Facebook had such high hopes for Instagram TV or IGTV, but its seems that has now somewhat soured with the company confirming that the IGTV button within the app is being removed. A Facebook spokesperson...

Instagram’s test of removing total like count is now running in Australia, too

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Instagram wants you to focus on images you love and content you create, rather than the total number of likes. The company has been running a test in Canada since May, hiding total likes...

Instagram is this week’s leaky ship, with users’ private contact details exposed via profile...

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It's a day ending in "y", which means it's time for a reminder of how Facebook handles your private data - badly. Today it's Instagram's turn, with users' contact details exposed in web profiles...

Instagram is testing Direct Messages for the web

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Instagram is testing its direct messaging (DM) feature for the web according to app researcher Jane Manchun Wong, who overnight tweeted a screenshot picture of the feature. The desktop (web) version of Instagram is currently...

Instagram testing horizontal scrolling, making app harder to use

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Instagram teased a new feature this morning, but unlike most things teased, it's a feature no one wants. Horizonal scrolling through user's feeds is the latest move destined to make users dislike the app...

Instagram will now describe photos using AI for users with visual impairments

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Instagram has announced it will roll out features to make the app more accessible for users with visual impairments. The app will allow screen readers to describe photos, either automatically using AI or using...

Instagram expands shopping to Stories and Explore to help you spend more money

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After Instagram introduced shopping in March, they've been looking to expand further experimenting with including it in Stories starting in June. They've today announced the broader rollout of shopping in Stories, as well as...

Instagram is testing a “Lite” version of its Android app

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TechCrunch reports today that Facebook-owned Instagram is testing a lite version of its app in Mexico ahead of a wider rollout later in the year. Instagram Lite, which is officially listed on Google Play weighs...

Instagram launches Emoji sliding scale – a new way to poll your friends and...

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Instagram has launched a new feature which they're positioning as a fun new way to interact with your friends and followers on Instagram. The emoji slider sticker for Stories gives your friends the new...

Instagram may soon offer a soundtrack for your Stories

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According to code found hidden within the Android version of the Instagram app it appears that you may soon have the option to add soundtracks for your Instagram Stories. The code, which was initially found...

BlackBerry takes Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram to court over messaging patents

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BlackBerry Limited, the now very-reduced Canadian business enterprise software company is taking Facebook and its subsidiaries, WhatsApp and Instagram, to court in a case where BlackBerry alleges Facebook (and its subsidiaries) infringe on its...

Instagram is the next platform to add GIF stickers

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Apparently the world needs more GIF stickers -- at least that is what Instagram thinks and it is hard to blame them as everyone else has done it. Today they have added the...

Instagram for Android now has an alpha test version which you can try

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Instagram is Facebook's social network for foodies, bikini enthusiasts and everything in between. Centered on sharing photos, there's a good chance you've used Instagram or at least heard of it, and it's kind of...

Instagram releases Face Filters for live videos – Snapchat gets a sense of déjà-vu

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Instagram has today announced a new feature for Live Videos, Face Filters, which will let you add a kitten face, sunglasses or a rainbow to your face while streaming live. It's a neat feature, but...

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