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Instagram test shows that it’s considering a U-turn on its ‘no-regramming’...

Instagram has for years resisted calls for a ‘regramming’ feature – the equivalent of a retweet, in which users would be able to share posts from other accounts. Currently, you can only share public Stories in which you have...

Instagram testing hidden hashtags, and the option to geofence posts

Instagram is testing the ability to add hashtags to posts without including them in the caption. That would retain the searchability of photos and videos, but without the untidiness you get when the #caption #is #stuffed #full #of #hashtags...

Instagram Expands Shopping in Stories, Adds Shopping to Explore

Instagram today announced two major updates to the shopping feature in the Instagram app that's designed to allow users to make purchases directly from Instagram. Shopping within Stories, a feature that began rolling out in June, is expanding to businesses...

Instagram launches new shopping features in Stories and Explore

After testing out a new shopping feature in Instagram Stories this summer, the social media platform is now rolling out the new way to buy products to all users, along with a personalized shopping channel in the Explore tab. Announced...

Instagram Tests Video Tagging Feature Among Select Users

Instagram is testing a new feature that allows users to tag friends in videos (via TechCrunch). The option uses the same icon that users normally tap at the bottom left of tagged photos, but instead of overlaying the content...

Instagram Announces Support for Two-Factor Authentication Apps and Streamlined Account Verification

Instagram today announced several new security enhancements that are being implemented to make the social network safer for all users. Starting soon, Instagram is implementing support for third-party authenticator apps, which will allow them to be used for two-factor verification...

Photos: Apple welcomes customers to new stores at Orland Square Mall,...

Apple revealed two completely reimagined retail stores today as part of its continued effort to update or expand every “classic” location. The new stores in Irvine, California and Orland Park, Illinois join the growing list of well over 100...

Instagram brings poll sticker to private messages, allows users to create...

After about a year of the feature being available for Stories, Instagram has today rolled out its handy poll sticker to Direct messages. Instagram brought the poll sticker to Stories back in October last year. This summer the social media...

Hundreds of reports of hacked Instagram accounts, possible Russian link

Hundreds of Instagram users are reporting that their accounts have been hacked, locking out their owners, with a number of the incidents pointing to a possible Russian link … Mashable says that although Instagram hasn’t acknowledged an issue, there is...

Police make arrest in SIM-hacking ring responsible for stolen identities &...

A few weeks ago, a report highlighted how hackers were gaining access to Instagram accounts by stealing a phone number and reassigning it to a different SIM card. Now, authorities have made an arrest as part of a multi-state...

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