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Instagram’s Co-founders Step Down from Facebook’s Company
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Instagram’s Co-founders Step Down from Facebook’s Company

The co-founders of the photo-sharing app Instagram, Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger have reportedly stepped down and now have plans to leave the company in coming weeks. This move is possible to add to the challenges faced by Instagram’s parent company, Facebook. The two co-founders did not give a reason for their departure, however, stated that they planned to take time off after leaving Instagram. Systrom and Krieger have been in contact with each other since 2010 when they met and transformed a software project built by Systrom into what gradually turned out into Instagram. At present, the Facebook-owned app has more than 1 billion users. Instagram has been one of the most important acquisitions of Facebook. The social media company took over Instagram in 2012 for $1 billion, wh...
Instagram to Launch a New Feature to Prevent Substance Abuse
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Instagram to Launch a New Feature to Prevent Substance Abuse

Photo and video sharing social platform Instagram that is owned by Facebook is launching a new "prompt feature" that would pop-up if the users try to find substance abuse related recovery and treatment services. This would even happen if they try to purchase drugs illegally on the platform using certain hashtags such as "opioid". It has been reported by the company that the users make use of hashtags to find addiction support and communities as well as illegal drugs. This is an attempt to encourage people who are indulging in or fighting against addiction of drugs. The prompt comes with three options to choose from -- "get support", "see posts anyway", and "cancel". With this move, the company is introducing a new pop-up feature which aims at solving the platform's drug issues, even ...
Snapchat Defeats Facebook’s & Instagram’s User Base in the USA
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Snapchat Defeats Facebook’s & Instagram’s User Base in the USA

With the tough fight among the social media giants including Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat etc, it has always been the primary motive of these companies to target the teenagers as most of the user base of the social media platforms comes from the teens. Though Instagram and Facebook have been prevailing in the market since a long time, Snapchat seems to grab more attention of the teenagers in the US. According to a study, the photo-messaging application Snapchat has proved to be the most preferred social networking platform among US teenagers, beating the user base of Facebook and Instagram in that age-category. According to a research done by market research company eMarketer, this year i.e in 2018, 16.4 million 12 to 17 year-olds are likely to use Snapchat as compared with 12.8 mil...
Twitter’s Invention Hashtag is Now Eleven Years Old
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Twitter’s Invention Hashtag is Now Eleven Years Old

It’s quite impossible to remember the time when we didn’t use the tagging system on social media through hashtags, but for your surprise hashtag has been with us for only eleven years. It was for the first time used by former Google and Uber designer Chris Messina on 23 August 2007 on Twitter, and since then it has flooded the social media with hashtags. The first hashtag that was used was #barcamp.   how do you feel about using # (pound) for groups. As in #barcamp [msg]? — Chris Messina™ (@chrismessina) August 23, 2007      What is the importance of Hashtag? Hashtag has now become an important part of Twitter and Instagram, and other platforms as well. Hashtag is an efficient method to search for information and content related to a certain topic or issu...
Facebook & Instagram Launch Time Management Tools
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Facebook & Instagram Launch Time Management Tools

Facebook and Instagram, the most popular social platforms have announced that they want to help the users have a control on the time they have spent on the apps including tools that set daily limits. In a statement, the social media players introduced “new tools” which would help the users in managing the time that they spent on these two platforms. The newly invented features will be known as ‘Your time on Facebook’ and ‘Your activity on Instagram’. Among the tools are a way to restrict notifications, and a dashboard that enables users to keep a track of the time they have spent on these platforms. "We want the time people spend on Instagram and Facebook to be intentional, positive and inspiring," the statement said. "Our hope is that these tools give people more control over the t...
Facebook’s Anna White Replaces Instagram’s PR Director
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Facebook’s Anna White Replaces Instagram’s PR Director

Instagram’s director of comms, Gabe Madway who provided services to the company for the past four years is resigning from his position to work for a new company by the end of the summers. It has been reported that he will be replaced by Anna White who is a part of Facebook’s internal PR team. Prior to joining Instagram, Madway was a correspondent with Reuters, before becoming an executive comms manager at Google from 2011 to 2014. Madway has worked efficiently for the company and has been one of the more level-headed and frank PR people. Anna White, on the other hand, will report to Kristina Schake, Instagram’s Global Comms director who leads from behind the scenes. Talking about her past experiences, she has also worked with Google and YouTube as a communications manager before join...
Instagram growing faster than Facebook, worth more than $100 Bn: Report
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Instagram growing faster than Facebook, worth more than $100 Bn: Report

Facebook Owned Photo Sharing Platform, Instagram has been estimated to be worth more than $100 billion, if it were a stand-alone company, making a 100 fold return for the app, as per the report published by Bloomberg Intelligence. Instagram is garnering new customers faster than Facebook's main site each day and going by the pace it is expected to exceed 2 billion users within the next five years said, Bloomberg Intelligence analyst Jitendra Waral wrote in a report Monday. While Facebook has already crossed this milestone, Instagram audience base is younger than its parent making it the most popular social media platform for advertisers. Interestingly, Instagram is also growing in the US, unlike Facebook. Moreover, according to eMarketer data cited by Bloomberg Intelligence, Insta...
Instagram Launches a New App Which May Threat YouTube
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Instagram Launches a New App Which May Threat YouTube

The Facebook-owned multimedia social platform Instagram has announced the launch of its new mobile application called IGTV on Wednesday, which will allow the users to upload up to an hour long videos, generating a battle with YouTube. This is a further example of the battle between the media giants hotting up. The new IGTV service will be made available to the users in the coming few weeks through the main Instagram app as well as a new standalone platform offering the new content. In the main app, the feature will appear via a TV-shaped button above the stories while launching the IGTV app will see videos begin playing spontaneously. Until now, Instagram allowed the users to upload short videos only up to one minute but now with the new feature, the app is going to boost up the user base...
Google, Facebook face over $9 billion fine as GDPR Impact
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Google, Facebook face over $9 billion fine as GDPR Impact

Its just been a few hours when European Union's (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect and now a news has surfaced that Google and Facebook have been hit with privacy complaints that could carry fines of up to $9.3 billion in total. Austrian privacy-advocacy group Noyb.eu has said that with regard to privacy, Facebook, Google, and Facebook-owned Instagram and WhatsApp are forcing people to adopt a "take it or leave it" approach which eventually demands them to give in to platform's intrusive terms of service. The group has said in its statement, Tonnes of 'consent boxes' popped up online or in applications, often combined with a threat, that the service can no longer be used if user (s) do not consent. Moreover, It is asking regulators in Germany, Austria...
Facebook Releases Searchable Archive of U.S. Political Ads
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Facebook Releases Searchable Archive of U.S. Political Ads

Social Media Giant, Facebook has launched an archive of US political ad on its platform which showcases details like who paid for them and other details, after an outcry over Russians' alleged purchase of such ads during the 2016 elections. Facebook which today has 2.2 billion monthly active users had promised seven months ago to create a cache in context of U.S. congressional hearings that it wanted to increase transparency on its role in political advertising. The company has said that the archive tool will be rolled out to other countries in coming months. Meanwhile, on Thursday, Rob Leathern, Facebook’s director of ad product management said in his blog statement that all U.S. ads about elections or political issues on Facebook and Instagram must be labelled with the payer. He...
Now Book Tickets and Order Food Using Instagram!
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Now Book Tickets and Order Food Using Instagram!

Popular Image sharing platform, Instagram has rolled out "call to action business" buttons that will now make ticket booking, food ordering and reservation possible as declared by the company on Wednesday. With "Instagram Direct" on board, users will be able to add these buttons to their profile that would help businesses and customers connect with the third-party partners from the platform itself. The company in its blog said, Starting today, businesses will have a better way to manage their messages. Users will be able to see important new customer messages in the main 'Direct' inbox, instead of in the pending folder. After the new rollout, users will also be able to star and filter conversations to come back to messages that they would want to follow up. Moreover, in the coming ...