Instagram has steadily been growing to become one of the most prominent social media platform over the last couple of years. With user base numbers easily crossing several hundreds of millions, there will always be “bad company”. Potential hackers that seek to harm or exploit are found in every major website or social platform. However, Instagram in its bid to strengthen its defences against these parties is now making accounts safer and easier than before to recover.
Numerous people had gone online to voice their grievances regarding their accounts that were broken into by hackers in 2018. Instagram now seeks to make the process of recovering users [...]
In latest reports, a huge database which contained contact information and other sensitive data of millions of Instagram accounts has been discovered online. Hosted online by AWS (Amazon Web Services), the database had no sort of security detail to encrypt the data. Previously, any user could simply access the database and peek into over 49 million records present inside. It was later traced back to a Mumbai-based social media marketing organization called Chtrbox.
The marketing firm pays Instagram and other social media influencers to post sponsored (ad-revenue generating) content on their feeds. The data stored in the database included the total number of followers per [...]
A lot of Instagram users and brands have reported losses of millions of followers on the popular image sharing social media platform due to a bug. Big brands like Nike and even influencers like Don Benjamin, Yanet Garcia & Kyle Jenner faced a huge drop in their follower base. Some months ago, Instagram reported that they will take steps to keep fake followers and likes in check. We can’t help but wonder if this is a step that went wrong in the process.Instagram’s Update
Instagram, however, made a twitter post announcing that the number of followers is decreasing because of a bug inside their system. At the moment, they were trying to investigate the source of [...]
Facebook is one of the most popular social media networks today. But the teenagers and younger generations aren’t much interested in the platform. The reason facebook is able to hold on to it audience is largely because of its unified login platform. A feature that is finally trickling down to Instagram as well. Instagram has proven to be mighty successful among the younger audience.
It's been a while since I have revealed Instagram's upcoming features.Instagram will introduce a new feature where users will be able to set a 'Main account' and those with multiple accounts would be able to login at once. Read the article for more! [...]
As per a news report which surfaced on The New York Times, Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s Chief Executive Officer has Ideas to unify its messaging services. That’s right, Whatsapp, Instagram and Messenger will have a common tech infrastructure very soon. And as this news arrives at a time when Facebook is under investigation, this clearly looks like a huge step to make things work by the Billionaire CEO.Cross Platform Messaging
The total number of users across these 3 apps exceed 2.6 billion. If the integration happens, the users may be able to send messages across these platforms, which will be quite convenient, without doubt. An important thing to [...]
Instagram is one of the largest photo and video sharing platform. The application was first launched in 2010 and due to its simplicity, it soon became a sensational hit. Back in 2014, Facebook took over Instagram and a lot of changes have been made to the application since then. Instagram now even allows users to share videos. One key feature that contributed to the success of Instagram is its dedicated feed tab. It allows users to scroll through photos and videos vertically which is very handy. Before the end of the year, the company rolled out an update of the application which received a global backlash.Changes Made With The Update
The Instagram feed is a collection of [...]
It is no mystery that India is reeling from an unprecedented turmoil. Malicious hate speech, spewing unwarranted venom and spreading fake news have become a norm, inflicting our erstwhile public comity. An easy and unchecked access to social media channels is one of the many reasons for this tragic onslaught. In fact, a report submitted by a panel of secretaries to the government on Wednesday said that lynching incidents are part of a larger problem of unchecked malicious content on websites and social media platforms, mainly targeting children, women and minorities.
In the wake of this fierce torrent, Government is cracking down on the social media platforms like WhatsApp, [...]
A couple of days after Facebook’s annual developer’s conference, Instagram has now added a new feature to its app. Without making any big announcement, the photo-sharing platform added an in-app payments feature for a few accounts. The feature lets users add a credit or debit card and a pin. After the initial setup, users can make purchases from within Instagram.
Currently, users are able to book appointments at restaurants, spas through a Resy, a third-party dinner reservation app. With the new feature, users will be able to book services from a limited number of businesses on the platform. In March 2017, the company announced its plans to give business [...]
Instagram, a social media platform owned by Facebook has introduced new features on Android and iOS platforms. Instagram users on iOS and Android smartphones can now take bokeh shots using the front-facing or the rear-facing camera. This feature is available for selected users across these platforms and will be rolled out via Google Play Store and Apple App Store in a phase.
Open Instagram on your smartphone and make sure that you are running on the latest version. If not, update the app using app store/play store. To take a portrait photo open the camera by clicking on the top left corner and swipe on the bottom until you find the option ‘Focus’ located next to [...]
Instagram is chopping and changing the way people consume content on Instagram again. Recently, the social networking app enabled users to follow certain ‘hashtags’ of their interests. Now, the platform is adding ‘Recommended For You’ feature to everyone’s feed as well.
“Recommended for You” has been rolling out to a few Instagram users over the past few days. However, the company has officially announced the feature in a new Help document. Instagram has explained that the posts that appear in this section are based on posts liked by the other accounts that the user follows.
When scrolling through Feed, you may see posts that are [...]
Instagram, one of the largest social media platforms in the world is testing a new standalone messaging app called Direct. Many are considering this the first step in removing the direct messaging service from the core Instagram app.
The app is available to download on Android and iOS in only six countries as of now-Chile, Israel, Italy, Portugal, Turkey, and Uruguay. Once the app is downloaded, it removes the direct messaging feature from the Instagram app. Similar to Snapchat, the Direct app also opens to the camera. This means that if and when Direct is made globally available, it will be the third popular messaging [...]
What seemed like a hack affecting only the verified accounts on Instagram, has turned out to be equally dangerous to millions of other users, as well. A bug in the social media company’s API reportedly allowed hackers to gain access to account holders’ phone numbers and email addresses. Following this report, Instagram assured everyone on August 30 that it was only the celebrities who were targeted during the attack. But, new reports suggest that as many as 6 million accounts were affected, including the non-celebrity users.
It’s worth noting that Instagram has about 700 million active monthly users and any percentage of users affected by a hack is still a [...]