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Instagram emulates Facebook Live, to launch video feature Go Insta

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Facebook-owned photo sharing app Instagram is all set to launch ‘Go Insta’, a live video service similar to that of Facebook Live. ‘Live is really exciting for us. It can enhance what we are doing. If I am trying to strengthen relationships with someone I love, then streaming video would b...

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WhatsApp testing Snapchat-like status feature

Instant messaging platform WhatsApp is now facing stiff competition with the likes of Google Allo, Snapchat and Hike adding new features to its interface. To stay relevant WhatsApp is testing a new interface with the status updates tab. WhatsApp’s new feature will allow users to send images to its...

4 November, 2016 | More »

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Instagram to lure users to spend through ‘shop now’ option

Facebook Inc.-owned photo and video sharing app Instagram is testing a “shop now” button that it will roll out from next week, allowing one to buy what he or she sees in a photo that is being shared on its platform. The test, only in the US for the time being, will be tailored for […]...

2 November, 2016 | More »

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Instagram launches a replica of Snapchat “Stories”

Instagram, the photo sharing app owned by Facebook, has taken a leaf out of rival Snapchat’s book and launched a feature which allows users to tell stories of their day by posting pictures and videos that disappear in 24 hours. The feature, called “Instagram Stories”, allows users to share as ...

3 August, 2016 | More »

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Instagram blocks sharing for Telegram, Snapchat links

Instagram users have been blocked from deep-linking to messaging apps Telegram and Snapchat. On Thursday, messaging service provider Telegram issued a tweet: Another @Facebook tentacle closes on users’ ability to share a link to their Telegram profile. #hypocrisy pic.twitter.com/xC6ydp3M0p —...

4 March, 2016 | More »

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Instagram surpasses Twitter to cross 300M users mark

Instagram, a photo sharing application owned by Facebook, claimsto have crossed the 300 million users mark. This number is significant since itputs the service ahead of micro blogging site Twitter, which boasts of 284 million users. “We have been deactivating spammy accounts from Instagram on an o...

11 December, 2014 | More »

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Facebook’s Home & Graph Search apps yet to gain acceptance; company likely to launch wallet to store and transfer money

While social networking giant Facebook’s in-house apps Home and Graph Search didn’t really work, the company has also acquired hit apps like Instagram and WhatsApp. The company has also been reportedly planning to launch an app to allow end users to store and transfer money on Facebook. Graph Se...

17 April, 2014 | More »

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Facebook rolls out video for Instagram

Facebook Inc introduced video for its popular photo sharing application Instagram in an attempt to go to head-to-head with rival Twitter. The world’s No. 1 social network said on Thursday its more than 130 million Instagram users can now record and post 15 second videos on the platform. The mo...

21 June, 2013 | More »

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Fashion designers go digital to reach broadest audience

Hundreds of fashion designers are showing their fall and winter 2013 collections at New York Fashion Week, but not all of them are on the runway. The semi-annual event, which is followed by fashion weeks in London, Paris and Milan, includes up to 500 fashion shows around New York and attracts ab...

12 February, 2013 | More »

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Ban on demanding Facebook passwords among new 2013 US state laws

Employers in California and Illinois will be prohibited from demanding access to workers’ password-protected social networking accounts and teachers in Oregon will be required to report suspected student bullies thanks to new laws taking effect in 2013. In all, more than 400 measures were enac...

2 January, 2013 | More »

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