Instagram now lets you like a comment or turn it off in a post

Instagram now lets you like a comment or turn it off in a post

Shortly after launching the live video and vanishing post feature, Instagram is definitely not resting on its laurels with its new product updates announced today. New Comment Control Features With the new app update, users can now choose to turn on and off the comments section for each individual post. Simply tap on “Advanced Settings” before posting the image to turn the comment on/off. You can also choose to turn on the comments later if you desire. You can also now “Like” a particular comment by tapping on the heart…

Instagram brings ZOOM to its iOS app

Instagram brings ZOOM to its iOS app

Voyeurs (you know who you are) rejoice! Instagram has announced in a tweet today that the latest Version 9.2 of the Instagram app on iOS will allow users to pinch and zoom onto an image or video! This feature will be available on the news feed, on profiles and on the Explore tab. Simply tap and pinch into the picture to zoom into its full glory! Besides the pinch and zoom feature, a new low light button is now also available for Instagram Stories to capture better photos and videos in the…

Instagram changes logo to reflect its growth

Instagram changes logo to reflect its growth

Instagram has came a long way since the app was first created 6 years ago. What began as an app to edit and share photos with filters has transformed into a social network with over 300 million active users. Over the years, Instagram iconic retro brown polaroid camera icon with rainbow stripes became instantly recognizable and yet the same time feels a little dated. After adding millions of new users and accepting a billion dollar buyout by Facebook,¬†Instagram needed a new look to keep up with its evolution. In a…

Improved search comes to Instagram

Improved search comes to Instagram

One of the biggest complaint about Instagram is its lacklustre search function. Today, Instagram announced two major updates to the service which promise to improve the search experience on the platform. Better exploration The new explore tab now displays real-time trending tags, places and even hashtags.¬†There will also be new curated collections that will be updated by Instagram with accounts from influencers, musicians to interesting places. Enhanced Search Ever wanted to know what is happening at a certain location (say Pan Pac Singapore)? Now Instagram allows you to search by…

Facebook improves News Feed with “See First” option

Facebook improves News Feed with “See First” option

Any self-respecting Facebook stalker (you know who you are) would already know to adjust the notification of a friend to “Close Friends” to ensure that you get notified of any updates by your stalkee. Now Facebook is testing an additional way in helping you keep up with all the other updates. With this new “See First” feature, Facebook will prioritize the updates at the top of your news feed so that you will never miss out on a single update ever again. It seems a bit freaky but at the…