According to the New York Times, Mark Zuckerberg intends on integrating Facebook’s three messaging services, WhatsApp, Instagram and Messenger, by the end of 2019 or the beginning of 2020. Continue reading Mark Zuckerberg Is Reportedly Merging WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook Messenger
Most of us are aware that we need to be careful with what we post on social media, but do you know exactly who can see your recent vacation photos and status updates? Here are the privacy controls you need to know about on three of the biggest social networks.
Instagram has long held onto its camera icon, which adheres to theskeuomorphism that was so popular in Android and iOS design years ago. Now, the world’s most popular photo app is getting a visual refresh with a design that feels like it actually belongs on a smartphone in 2016.
IF YOU’RE ANYTHING like me, you follow a whole lot of people on Instagram. (Maybe even a few too many—you’ve got over 400 million people to choose from.) You likely follow your friends,some family, a few phenomenal photographers (ahem, HONY), lots of dogs/foodies/world travelers, and maybe a brand or two you like (maybe!). And yet your Instagram is really about you—it reflects your world and what you want to see. Sure, its an idealistic, hyper-curated world, but still it’s a visual feed for you and only you.
A few months ago during a family reunion, my husband wanted to show visiting relatives photos of our home renovation. He brought up myInstagram feed on his laptop and started showing family members photos I took of the house. I bristled instantly. Right next to the photos of my kitchen and bathroom were selfies. Lots of selfies. Selfies showing off my makeup, selfies of what I wore, selfies of me in my new glasses. There were also photos of food, my cat and my shoes. Out of the context of an Instagram feed, I came off as narcissistic, self-centered. I was embarrassed.
On Tuesday, Instagram launched a new “Shop Now” feature that allows its 300 million-plus users to purchase advertisers’ products directly through the photo-sharing app. The announcement came soon after Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom received the 2015 CFDA Media Award.