Instagram said Thursday it will start showing photo and video ads to users in the U.S. as soon as next week.
The company released a sample ad on Thursday to prepare its 150 million active users for the coming-soon sponsored messages. The example photo ad, pictured above, will be the very first ad users see, and it will be distributed to members in the feed in the "coming week," Instagram said.
"You'll know a photo or video is an advertisement when you see the 'Sponsored' label where the time stamp normally would be," Instagram … Read more
Tuesday at Nokia World, Nokia announced that a few of the most popular apps from iOS and Android -- Flipboard, Instagram, and Vine -- are at last coming to Windows Phone.
In total, Nokia showed off 23 new apps that are coming to Windows Phone. Those include photo social network Instagram, social news magazine app Flipboard, Twitter-owned video app Vine, and video editor Vyclone Pro. The Windows Phone app store will also get several new games, such as Temple Run 2, My Talking Tom, and FIFA 14.
Sometimes a photo shows up in your Instagram feed with some sort of detail that requires closer inspection. Unfortunately, Instagram does not let you pinch to zoom. There are two ways, however, for you to take a closer look at an image on Instagram on your iPhone.
Method 1: Accessibility setting
If you find yourself regularly wishing you could zoom in on Instagram, there is a setting that lets you zoom in on it or any other app or screen on your iPhone. Head to Settings > General > Accessibility and in the Vision section, tap the Zoom setting. Then, … Read more
The name Instagrille is no more. The most popular Instagram application for Windows desktops is being rebranded on Tuesday as Pixsta and upgraded with video support.
The changes come after the Insta-named version amassed more than 10 million downloads, but attracted the attention of Instagram parent company Facebook in the worst way.
Pixsta is the product of SweetLabs, the startup that runs the Pokki application marketplace for PCs. The 2-year-old application was purchased by SweetLabs last year after it gained attention from people wanting to experience Instagram on their desktops. The name Instagrille was a dead giveaway for its purpose … Read more
To the casual observer, Twitter and Instagram appear to be worlds apart. One is for following what's happening right now. The other is for sharing pictures. But the two social apps share something so essential that it has changed them from friends to foes: For their services to flourish, they both need celebs.
Or, as social networks like to call them, "influential users" -- and the battle for them is critical as both Instagram and Twitter try to turn their popular apps into money-making, ad-filled playgrounds.
How well a person or brand can distribute information and attract … Read more
On Thursday, Instagram released a what appeared to be a rather mundane update to its Android and iOS apps. Reading the release notes you'd think the update only addressed various bugs. The company later announced by a tweet from the Instagram account, it was revealed the update also included new controls for video playback in your timeline. While the update was announced for both Android and iOS at the same time, the Android update has yet to hit the Google Play Store.
Sure, cats in DIY Ewok hats can be cute, but until you've seen Tangy the Maltese/Chihuahua clutching a PS3 like her life depended on the next Assassin's Creed mission, you've barely scratched the surface of geek-animal adorable.
Tangy the PS3-loving pup stars in one of the most amusing reader Instagram shots of tech gear submitted by CNET readers this week. For one of what we expect to be a series of reader Instagram galleries, we asked for gadget glam shots. As is always the case when we tap readers' creativity, we were more than pleased with … Read more
Without a lot of fanfare, Instagram updated both its Android and iOS apps on Thursday. The updates bring new video features to both apps and add photo straightening to the Android app -- something the iOS app had for months.
Besides getting photo straightening, the Android app also has been updated with "new sound and data usage controls for Instagram videos." The same goes … Read more
Last time we asked you to share your best Instagram shots, we were blown away by what we saw -- beautiful cityscapes from around the world, stunning portraits, ordinary objects made to look extraordinary.
It's been almost two years since we ran our five-part series on Crave readers' Instagram creations, and we want to know what amazing photographic feats you've been up to with the photo-sharing app since then.
Specifically, we'd love to see how you've gotten creative when it comes to images of tech gear.
Maybe you've captured the unboxing of a shiny new tablet or HDTV; a rendezvous between a cat and a floor-cleaning robot; a ridiculous cord tangle; or a smartphone screen that's had an unfortunate run-in with the pavement. Call them gadget porn shots, gadget glam shots, or gadget dayum shots. They can be artsy, weird, funny, nostalgic, color-drenched, black and white, taken inside, taken outside, taken upside down... We know how creative you are, and we want to see evidence of that yet again. … Read more