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Instagram Has 1 Billion Monthly Users, Now the Fastest Growing Social Network by @MattGSouthern

Instagram revealed this week that it now has 1 billion monthly active users, up from the 800 million reported in September 2017. This increase in monthly users makes Instagram the fastest growing social network at the moment — by a considerably margin. While Facebook has more overall users, its growth in monthly users has stalled […]

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Instagram Tests Ability to Limit Story Views to Specific Friends by @MattGSouthern

Instagram is testing a new feature called “Friend List Stickers,” which lets users publish stories that are only visible to specific groups of friends. This was spotted by Jane Manchun Wong, a computer science student with a history of discovering new features before they’re released to everyone. Instagram is testing “Friend List Stickers”. This is […]

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11 Ways to Promote a Local Business on Instagram by @ashleymadhatter

JiffPom (@JiffPom) is proudly (I imagine) sitting atop a throne of 8.5 million Instagram followers. He’s also a dog. To put this in perspective, an “Insta-famous” dog has more followers than Apple, Amazon, and Microsoft combined. If every major soda brand combined their Instagram follower counts, JiffPom would still beat them by over 3 million. […]

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Third-party Instagram Apps Are Broken as Company Reportedly Limits API Access by @MattGSouthern

Third-party Instagram apps are breaking as multiple outlets report the company is limiting access to API data. Apps developed by third-parties may perform functions such as analyzing followers, finding relevant hashtags, or identifying which users are following back. Third-party apps rely on being able to access data from Instagram’s API (application programming interface). If Instagram […]

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Instagram is Showing Users When a Screenshot of Their Story is Taken by @MattGSouthern

Instagram is now letting users know when someone has taken a screenshot or screen recording of their story. Snapchat treats screenshots the same way, and the fact that Instagram didn’t was appealing to some users. chose insta stories over snapchat stories cos of the screenshot thing but…. whats this instagram pic.twitter.com/tOi2rP7cWb — 경자🐧❤️ (@dyomongi) February […]