By Christian Zibreg on Apr 11, 2016
Instagram today issue a small yet important update to its iPhone and iPod touch application in the App Store. Bumped to version 7.2, Instagram now allows you to combine several clips into one continuous video before it’s posted on the service.
You can add multiple videos from your Camera roll and reorder them in the video timeline view, or record several clips using Instagram’s camera, which now lets you pause and resume recording. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Apr 5, 2016
I recently talked about sharing Instagram videos on Vine, a multi-step procedure that involves a third-party app to save an Instagram clip to the Camera roll before posting it manually to the Twitter-owned Vine service.
So far so good.
But what about the other way round? Of course that same process applies to posting vine clips on Instagram: save a vine to the device before manually sharing it on Instagram.
As it turns out, there’s a bunch of third-party apps in the App Store which can take the pain out of resharing vines on Instagram. With VineGrab, a free iPhone app by Xiaoyu Xia, not only can you watch vines in a more elegant interface than Vine’s own, you can also repost your favorite ones to Instagram. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Mar 31, 2016
With 40+ filters to choose from, Instagram’s gone a long way since its humble beginnings.
On the downside, the more filters they add the more cluttered Instagram’s interface becomes. When you think of it, it usually makes more sense to have only the filters at your disposal that you actually use regularly.
If you could tell Instagram to display only your fav filters, you’d declutter the UI and speed up postings.
Now, even though the app lacks a user-facing filter management in settings, power users who know where to look at will likely manage to locate this really useful feature.
Everyone else, welcome to today’s installment of iDownloadBlog’s tutorial series which will teach you how to quickly move your favorite Instagram filters around and hide those you don’t need from your view. Read More
By Cody Lee on Mar 29, 2016
Instagram on Tuesday announced that it’s increasing the time limit on videos from 15 seconds to 60 seconds. The move is part of a broader effort to give users “more fun, flexible and creative ways to create and watch video content” on IG.
The social network says that within the last 6 months, time users spent watching video increased by more than 40%. And it’s hoping that the increased clip length, along with reenabling multi-clip uploads, will help it continue that growth.
By Christian Zibreg on Mar 28, 2016
Sharing an Instagram video on Vine, a shortform video-sharing service, is not as trivial as it seems at first blush.
Instagram’s app does not connect directly to Twitter-owned Vine and Facebook is doing a surprisingly good job clamping down on third-party apps which would permit users to reshare Instagram videos to Vine. A workaround solution involves downloading these videos to your device before they can be manually posted to Vine.
If you’re jailbroken, there are many Cydia tweaks for saving Instagram media to an iPhone, such as InstaBetter, InstaEnhancer and InstaTools, to mention a few. In this tutorial, we’ll be covering the process of resharing Instagram videos to Vine using InstaBoard for iPhone, a free app for downloading Instagram media to iOS devices. Read More
By Anthony Bouchard on Mar 18, 2016
Instagram lovers, if you’ve also got a jailbreak at your fingertips, then you won’t want to miss out on a chance to download a new free jailbreak tweak called Rocket for Instagram from Cydia’s BigBoss repository.
Rocket for Instagram provides Instagram users with a slew of new features that Instagram themselves have failed to provide for years. In this piece, we’ll briefly go over some of the new features with you. Read More
By Cody Lee on Mar 15, 2016
Instagram announced on Tuesday that it plans to change the way that it orders posts in user feeds. Instead of showing photos and videos in the order that they were uploaded, the social network is going to implement an algorithm to surface the most relevant content.
Obviously, Facebook has been doing this for years with News Feeds, and Twitter recently launched a similar feature for Timelines. The concept is that users are being pushed so much information on a daily basis, that they need someone to sift through the noise for them. Read More
By Anthony Bouchard on Mar 5, 2016
Wallpapers are one of those things that we often like to change up on our iPhones every so often, and it can be difficult to choose the right one at times.
A new free jailbreak tweak called PaperGram eliminates the process of having to choose a wallpaper yourself by automatically setting your wallpaper to something different at time increments of your choice. What’s more is it sources the wallpaper images from Instagram, whether you’re an Instagram user or not. Read More
By Anthony Bouchard on Feb 9, 2016
Instagram officially announced support for logging into more than one Instagram account at a time in its free iOS and Android apps on Monday, and many of you that use Instagram on a daily basis are probably wondering how you can get your hands dirty with the feature.
Although signing in with multiple Instagram accounts is a feature that is still currently rolling out to all users, it’s possible to force your app to allow you to sign in with multiple accounts right now.
Once you get your Instagram app updated to the latest version and are ready to get started with using multiple user accounts in the app, you can follow this tutorial on how to manage all your Instagram accounts from the app. Read More
By Sébastien Page on Feb 8, 2016
Earlier today, Instagram officially announced the company was rolling out support for multiple accounts within the app, something we kinda knew was coming. Although the roll out was supposed to be gradual, there is an easy trick you can use to get the new account switching enabled right now. Read More
By Anthony Bouchard on Feb 8, 2016
Instagram has announced on Monday that its users can start logging in to its free mobile app with multiple user accounts, a feature that will be particularly useful for any companies who manage more than one account for social media purposes, or for individuals who have multiple accounts for various interests. Read More
By Cody Lee on Feb 4, 2016
It appears Instagram has begun testing support for multiple accounts on iOS. As noted by the folks at Latergramme, a number of iPhone users began noticing the new option on Thursday, which allows you to add and sign out of more than one account.
To see if you have access to the feature, make sure you have the latest version of the Instagram app, and click the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of your Profile page. Scroll to the bottom of the page, and you’ll see the new ‘Add Account’ option. Read More
By Lory Gil on Jan 12, 2016
One of my favorite social networking sites right now is Instagram. I love looking at pictures more than reading about how someone feels about the weather today. Pictures really can be worth a thousand words and can make you feel more connected to friends than a sentence.
Feeday is a third-party widget that puts the last couple of posts from your Instagram feed right in Notification Center so you can get a quick view of your feed without having to open the app. Check out our app review of Feeday below. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Nov 29, 2015
Mobile photography service Instagram is testing a new feature with a subset of its users that was designed to permit users to seamlessly manage multiple accounts and switch between them, without having to sign out of their current account, AndroidPolice said two days ago.
The feature is now being tested with some users who are enrolled in the company’s official Android beta testing program, and should come to the iOS app soon. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Nov 18, 2015
As part of Instagram’s most recent platform update, third-party applications will be no longer allowed to present a user’s Instagram feed, a significant change in policy that’ll affect numerous mobile applications which pull Instagram feeds.
Going forward, they’ll be shutting down services and apps that offer auto-following, liking or commenting.
Photo-editing apps that show only individual Instagram photos won’t be affected by this change. All apps must comply by June 1, 2016. The new policies and reviews will go into effect for new apps starting December 3, 2015. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Nov 6, 2015
The leading photo sharing service Instagram, owned by Facebook, is testing various new ad formats—among them interactive ads with In-App Purchases and built-in support for Force Touch and Apple Pay.
As reported last evening by Digiday, citing an ad agency source familiar with the test, the company is hoping that new ad formats will help drive sales by selling items right from the Instagram feed, without the need to click off the app. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Oct 22, 2015
Facebook-owned Instagram is taking on Live Photos, one of Apple’s headline iPhone 6s features, with a brand new 1-second video loop app called Boomerang. Available free of charge in the App Store, Boomerang aims to turn everyday moments into “something fun and unexpected.”
The app couldn’t be simpler. You just point your iPhone’s front or rear camera and press a button to take a burst of ten photos.
Boomerang then stitches the individual images together into a one-second sped-up video that plays forward and backward in a looping manner, similar in appearance and function to Apple’s Live Photos feature. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Sep 1, 2015
Tuesday, Facebook-owned Instagram launched some notable improvements for its private-messaging feature, called Instagram Direct.
Available in Instagram’s 7.5 update, a free download in the App Store, Instagram Direct now supports threaded conversations and allows you to pick a photo from a user’s feed to send to a friend or group privately as a Direct message. Read More
By Sébastien Page on Aug 27, 2015
Earlier today, Instagram announced a big change to the way your feed will look like soon by finally allowing users to upload content in landscape or portrait orientation. Up until now, only square images or videos could be uploaded, although there were apps offering a workaround for that, making Instagram a very standardized experience for most.
Now that the company has updated the app to allow for different orientations, we are going to show you how to publish photos or videos in landscape or portrait mode on Instagram. Read More