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Decoding the Instagram Feed algorithm

Decoding the Instagram Feed algorithm

Curious about the Instagram algorithm? Wonder no more! Instagram has finally spilled the beans on how content is ranked.
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How to see what someone likes on Instagram?

How to see what someone likes on Instagram?

You must have seen a few apps on the web that claim to show you how to see other people’s likes on Instagram. In fact, when the platform was launched, there was a relatively simple process to see what other people were doing on the channel. Users were able to…
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Wait! What? Instagram stops online shopping

Wait! What? Instagram stops online shopping

Consumers today want seamless experiences, that are easy and quick, allowing people to carry out the entire shopping journey without ever having to leave the app. That’s what makes channels like Instagram ideal for online shopping. However, Meta announced earlier this month that the livestream shopping on…
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Making Instagram work for you

Making Instagram work for you

We’ve all had the creeping feeling that our lovingly hand crafted content just isn’t getting out there on the various Social media platforms. It can seem like Instagram, which has been famously mercurial in terms of the types of content they prioritise, is the toughest nut to crack. What puts…
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Spooky Times – When Instagram goes down on Halloween… 👻

Spooky Times – When Instagram goes down on Halloween… 👻

On the spookiest day of the year, Instagram suffered a worldwide crash and suspended accounts without warning users.
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Why use Instagram to Promote your B2B Business?

Why use Instagram to Promote your B2B Business?

Why use Instagram to Promote your B2B Business?
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Instagram’s Reel big Update

Instagram’s Reel big Update

For today’s blog I thought I’d talk about some updates that Meta has recently introduced to Instagram Reels, including a new 90 second length. Up until now, Reels have been confined to a maximum limit of 60 seconds.  According to parent-company Meta, these updates “will not…
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You can now pin a post on your Instagram profile!

You can now pin a post on your Instagram profile!

Instagram has launched a new feature that allows you to pin posts to the top of your Instagram profile!
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Holiday conversations on Instagram up 213% this summer

Holiday conversations on Instagram up 213% this summer

Holiday conversations on Instagram up 213% this summer
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InstaTok… Tikagram… [Whatever, Instagram are at it again]

InstaTok… Tikagram… [Whatever, Instagram are at it again]

    Okay, okay, we get it. It’s good to take inspiration from things that are working, but clearly, these things aren’t working for others as well as they are for TikTok.   In this new instalment of “what else can we be INSPIRED from by TikTok” Instagram…
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The Death of Instagram likes

The Death of Instagram likes

No brand is a stranger to the realm of social media likes, but it seems like 2021 will be the year to kick them to the curb. While introduced to help relieve social pressure and improve mental health for its users, it’s difficult to ignore how this impacts…
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Instagram Algorithm – how it works and how to beat it

Instagram Algorithm – how it works and how to beat it

Do you want to have more reach on Instagram? Do you want to understand how Instagram ranks feed posts? Then you should know how the Instagram algorithm works in 2021. Now, what is the Instagram algorithm? In short, the Instagram algorithm is a mechanism that classifies content according…
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Improving customer experience on Instagram

Improving customer experience on Instagram

Customer experience on social seems to be a huge topic right now. And is something we’ve discussed a lot recently at IF.  Over the past year, the way we use social has changed. In fact, our overall behaviour online has changed. With more and more consumers…
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Best Instagram hashtags in 2021

Best Instagram hashtags in 2021

Hashtags remain one of the most effective ways to generate engagement on your Instagram posts in 2021. A report says that a post with at least one hashtag averages 12.6% more engagement than posts without any. So, it’s worth including them in your content strategy.
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Effective Instagram influencer marketing

Effective Instagram influencer marketing

  There are new social media marketing tactics popping up every day. When first getting started in social, it can be tough to define which ones are right for your brand and audience.   Influencer partnerships can have a huge impact on boosting your…
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Should B2B brands be on Instagram?

Should B2B brands be on Instagram?

Despite the success that B2C organisations have seen, B2B companies have been dragging their feet when it comes to Instagram. And we get it. Starting, managing, and maintaining an Instagram account takes a lot of resources. Not only does the messaging need to be on point, but the feed…
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View your Instagram Stories… On Facebook?

View your Instagram Stories… On Facebook?

  You read the title correctly, some Facebook users have been allowed the option to choose if they want to view Instagram stories on their Facebook feed.   The Instagram Story spears on your Facebook Stories feed with the IG rainbow border to differentiate from Facebook’s own Stories.
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Instagram: finally, financially sound?

Instagram: finally, financially sound?

Back in March, TechCrunch reported Instagram had seen a 40% increase in traffic due to the pandemic. With everyone at home, more time is being spent on digital platforms, and all social media platforms have been nurturing their growing platform in different ways – but…
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The Art of Instagram & the Masters of Disguise

The Art of Instagram & the Masters of Disguise

Last week, while we were discussing Instagram ethics, the internet broke the story of the social experiment of all SOCIAL experiments. A youtuber revealed that a series of Instagram posts chronicling her seemingly luxurious holiday to Bali, was intentionally staged and planted to test…
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Instagram confirms testing of monetisation programme on IGTV

Instagram confirms testing of monetisation programme on IGTV

IGTV may not have grown as quickly as anticipated, but with additional features on the horizon and monetisation in testing, it could very well be IGTV’s time to shine!   Top creators are currently making their megabucks on Youtube and Facebook, swerving IGTV for the simple fact that…
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The Art of Instagram: Can awareness outweigh integrity?

The Art of Instagram: Can awareness outweigh integrity?

This weekend I had a genuinely delectable dining experience. The food was Persian, modern, and perfectly-portioned for a pair. The menu was small; with the heavy presence of pistachio and rose, as I anticipated. But what I couldn’t have anticipated was the polished approach to a Scandinavian-Mediterranean hybrid…
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Your Instagram Algorithm Questions, Answered

Your Instagram Algorithm Questions, Answered

In October 2019, Instagram launched a new @Creator account to provide tips and advice for Influencers, citing it as “THE place to learn more about what it takes to be a creator from the team at Instagram + the creators who inspire us every day”. Since its…
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Instagram DMs Coming to a Desktop Near You!

Instagram DMs Coming to a Desktop Near You!

  Could it be? The much-awaited desktop version of DMs is FINALLY here? Well, almost. Instagram talked about and tested this functionality around February of last year, however, they have now confirmed that it will be happening and are slowly rolling out direct message access via their web-based…
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Instagram takes “Boomerang” to the next level with 3 new effects.

Instagram takes “Boomerang” to the next level with 3 new effects.

After 5 years of back and forth boomerangs, Instagram has decided to take things to the next level, adding not one, not two but three new features for the ever-popular platform! According to Instagram itself, they are ‘creative twists that’ll make you say yaaassssss’. And will also help…
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Instagram Expands Hidden Like Counts Globally

Instagram Expands Hidden Like Counts Globally

  In an effort to make Instagram a more healthy and safe place online, they platform has been testing out hiding like counts on profiles, “the idea is to de-pressurize Instagram”, and make it a space that’s more focused on connections, conversations and community, especially for young people.
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How to up your game on Instagram Stories

How to up your game on Instagram Stories

Instagram Stories are a great way of creating visually appealing content that invites brands’ followers to engage, whilst still pushing out messaging and driving traffic to their website. But with new features constantly being announced, it can be hard to stay up-to-date with the latest trends and switch up…
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Instagram Bans Cosmetic Surgery Filters

Instagram Bans Cosmetic Surgery Filters

  We all use face altering filters on Instagram. Some of them are cute, some of them are funny, and some of them let us distort our faces by giving us bigger lips and smaller noses – leaving some users wondering if they look better with these alterations.
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Say what? Driving traffic from Instagram is possible!

Say what? Driving traffic from Instagram is possible!

Gone are the days when you need to remind people to check your link in your bio. Instagram does drive traffic to your website providing you follow a few key pointers which, being a generous lot at immediate future, we are happy to share with you. Here’s…
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Instagram “Create Mode”?

Instagram “Create Mode”?

  Instagram has started rolling out a new format for Stories called “Create Mode” which will make all of its tools easier to access and apply.   The current highlight of this mode is the “On This Day” option, similar to Facebook’s ‘Memories’. The feature will show users…
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Instagram’s improving its eCommerce platform features with the use of AR

Instagram’s improving its eCommerce platform features with the use of AR

It doesn’t seem like long ago since Instagram announced it will be entering the world of eCommerce. And it definitely wasn’t long ago that users of the platform could create their very own AR filters. To maximise the usage of both features, Instagram is testing…
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Instagram Threads?

Instagram Threads?

  Instagram (or more likely, Facebook) are developing a new app called Threads – a messaging app where you can automatically share your location, speed, and battery life, as well as the usual stuff like text, photos, and videos with your ‘close friends’ list.   Users will be…
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Instagram sparks up AR creation tool for all users

Instagram sparks up AR creation tool for all users

The future of Instagram looks fun, funky and a whole lot more filtered! That’s because they’ve recently opened up the Spark AR filter creation platform for all users, allowing anyone to create augmented reality filters and publish them on Instagram stories! This will open a whole host of…
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Scheduling Instagram content just got a lot easier!

Scheduling Instagram content just got a lot easier!

Instagram is perceived as the favoured social media platform by many, and including it within your social strategy is a must. But for years, marketeers (us included) have struggled with scheduling posts due to the app not having its own scheduling tools, turning to external apps and sites.
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‘Stories about you’ – Another day, another Instagram update.

‘Stories about you’ – Another day, another Instagram update.

As the popularity of Instagram stories rises, the demand for new features and ways to engage increases. Currently, Instagram stories are up to a staggering 500 million active users and are becoming the primary sharing option for many users. With figures soaring, it’s no surprise that Instagram is…
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Instagram is waxing lyrical about taking on TikTok

Instagram is waxing lyrical about taking on TikTok

I mean, it’s been at least a few weeks since Insta copied a feature from another app, so guess what? Instagram is delving into the world of lip-syncing, hoping to one-up the karaoke king of apps, TikTok. TikTok, the social video app where you can watch people lip-syncing or…
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Instagram and B2B marketing – can it work?

Instagram and B2B marketing – can it work?

The success of Instagram just keeps growing; Stories, influencers, shopping tags, and engaged communities means it is fast becoming the platform for B2C marketing.   Can the same be said for B2B marketing? In short, YES! Instagram is a great place to spread awareness for any brand and using Stories, UGC…
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Instagram’s Testing a New Communal Video Viewing Option

Instagram’s Testing a New Communal Video Viewing Option

If you’re like us, you’ll always be on the lookout for the latest updates to all things social, as we strive to maximise their powers and try to understand if they’re worth digging into. Sometimes we get game-changing updates which shift the course of the social landscape…
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Instagram set to hit the rewind button

Instagram set to hit the rewind button

With all the algorithm changes, updates and technical twists being rolled out week to week, the big players in the world of social media ensure we are constantly on our toes. These changes may not always be game-changing, but every now and then something comes along which promises…
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Instagram introduces a new checkout feature

Instagram introduces a new checkout feature

Instagram is on a roll right now, announcing update after update. And just yesterday they released a new ‘check out’ in-app shopping feature. Yep, your online shopping days has just got a whole lot easier. Development on the platforms shopping tags means users will now be offered to…
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Hidden code reveals plan for Instagram to get Pinterest-like features

Hidden code reveals plan for Instagram to get Pinterest-like features

Facebook is well known for mimicking popular features from other social networks. It should be no surprise then that another feature is going to be making its way to the Facebook-owned Instagram. A software developer, known for reverse engineering apps to discover new features, has found code which…
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Instagram is testing out a donation sticker for Stories to make fundraising easier

Instagram is testing out a donation sticker for Stories to make fundraising easier

Instagram is testing out a donation sticker for Stories, as spotted by app researchers Ishan Agarwal and Jane Manchun Wong. Wong shared a screenshot which shows a donation sticker amongst other already familiar ones. The feature appears similar to Facebook’s existing fundraising and donation tools for…
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Get experimenting with Instagram this year

Get experimenting with Instagram this year

      Sometimes all you need is to read a quick blog post to motivate you into making a new decision.Like how you want to experiment on social media platforms such as Instagram, but you might just not have the confidence to. Look… what’s the worst that can…
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Tap-through Instagram feed – there and gone in a flash ⚡️

Tap-through Instagram feed – there and gone in a flash ⚡️

With so many users active on social media over the holidays, there was a huge panic over a rather substantial, unexpected change to Instagram. Here’s what actually happened and what it means. Instagram had intended to update the beta version of the user interface for a small number of…
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Another new test feature for Instagram creators.

Another new test feature for Instagram creators.

  Instagram is testing another new feature to improve the social platform for influential creators. According to The Hollywood Reporter*, a small group of Instagram users are testing new “creator accounts” on the social platform that provides them with added attractive features. Similar to business-focused profiles on Instagram that…
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With Instagram’s latest update you can share Stories with your favourite people

With Instagram’s latest update you can share Stories with your favourite people

Instagram is hot property right now and slowly but surely becoming Facebook’s golden goose. So it’s no surprise the social giant is putting more efforts in to make sure people are spending even more time inside the app.   One annoyance when it comes to Instagram Stories is that…
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New year, new app? Find out what Instagram are trialling and what it means for you.

New year, new app? Find out what Instagram are trialling and what it means for you.

You know that stage, post break-up, where you change your hair or your clothes to make yourself feel better? Well it seems Instagram is doing just that, with new changes being disclosed every week. Just last week we saw the announcement of fake followers being removed from the platform…
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5 simple tips to optimise your Instagram profile for search engines

5 simple tips to optimise your Instagram profile for search engines

Social platforms and search engines don’t always make comfortable bed-fellows. The two digital marketing channels are typically run by competing parent organisations. There’s little reason for Microsoft’s Bing to point its users toward Twitter. The one attempt to combine search and social came from Google. The expectation was…
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Brands are driving app downloads through Instagram Stories

Brands are driving app downloads through Instagram Stories

  Stories have been around for a fair amount of time now and many brands have joined the party. But some of them are thinking even bigger… Hopper, a flight-booking app, has gradually increased its spend on Instagram Stories since the platform enabled mobile app installs last…
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Instagram Story promotion in an instant…

Instagram Story promotion in an instant…

Instagram has got another revenue-generating option for their Story feature in the pipeline, which should prove to be a fantastic addition for their 2 million active advertisers. The update, similar to Facebook’s ‘boost’ option, will make it easier for brands to make their Stories appear as adverts and…
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Instagram takes over Snapchat for most used platform by teens.

Instagram takes over Snapchat for most used platform by teens.

Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram, Pinterest…we could even push it as far as Mumsnet. Your brand could sit on all of those platforms if you truly wanted to connect to ALL demographics. But, which one is right for you? If you want to hear it from a…
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Instagram’s Future?

Instagram’s Future?

Once upon a time, Kevin and Mike loved playing with pictures. They created the Instagram app in 2010 to share their passion for photography and image composition, in particular the famous square format. The app, though, grew much bigger and more powerful than the two dads ever…
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Are you ready for an Instagram shopping spree?

Are you ready for an Instagram shopping spree?

  Rumour has it, Instagram could be developing a standalone shopping app, aptly named ‘IG Shopping’. First TV, now an online shopping platform, is there anything they’re not branching into?! This would make sense for the platform as Facebook recently confirmed 25 million businesses are using the service. Added…
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We can all now apply for a verification badge on Instagram

We can all now apply for a verification badge on Instagram

If you consider yourself to be a “notable public figure” and have a healthy follow on Instagram, you can now apply to have the blue badge that makes your public status official. Instagram considers the badge to be an important way for the wider community to know that the…
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Is the Instagram effect having an impact on TripAdvisor?

Is the Instagram effect having an impact on TripAdvisor?

We all know that the trend of taking photos of your food and sharing them on Instagram is nothing new. However, now it seems we’re not only taking photos of our food to document what we ate, but to help others decide where to eat too. More so…
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Instagram tweaks its suggested content feature

Instagram tweaks its suggested content feature

In an effort to make “Feed the best place to share and connect with the people and interests that matter most to you”, Instagram is testing a feature which will add recommended posts to your content stream from users you don’t already follow. A similar feature was…
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Know your platform – top tips for nailing social on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

Know your platform – top tips for nailing social on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

  Approximately 2 billion people use social media. Figures are expected to grow as mobile device usage and mobile social networks gain more traction. With customers using social media 24/7, and on such a variety of platforms, what was best practise last week might not work today.
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Instagram launches the ‘All Caught Up’ tool

Instagram launches the ‘All Caught Up’ tool

      Facebook is constantly developing new tools to complement the ‘time well-spent’ movement that Zuckerberg is supposedly focused on. Earlier last week, Instagram launched the ‘All Caught Up’ notification- this will appear in a user’s feed once they have seen all the new content posted by…
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Instagram launches 4-way video chat (and more!)

Instagram launches 4-way video chat (and more!)

  Well, it looks like developers at Instagram’s HQ have been super busy. Last week we spoke about the launch of Instagram Lite, today we’ll be looking at the new video chat feature that lets you have a 4-way conversation while still browsing through Instagram, the…
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Instagram introduce a slimmed-down version of the app…

Instagram introduce a slimmed-down version of the app…

Last week Instagram announced that they’ve hit the 1 billion user mark and they launched IGTV. This week, they’ve released a stripped-down ‘Lite’ version of the app for Android users. Is there anything they aren’t doing at the moment to win more followers? Instagram Lite aims to target…
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Instagram vs YouTube. How is the war front moving?

Instagram vs YouTube. How is the war front moving?

After years of turmoil in the broadcast media industry, we could be seeing a wave of change that will disrupt the social media landscape. After a growing buzz, Instagram finally launched IGTV less than a week ago. It’s still early I know, but it might already be time to…
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Get your popcorn at the ready as Instagram goes for long!

Get your popcorn at the ready as Instagram goes for long!

  Remember a few weeks ago when we said Instagram is after world domination? Well, we weren’t wrong. Yesterday Instagram CEO, Kevin Systrom, launched IGTV – a new long-form video content app. The announcement of the new app in San Francisco is a bid to lure content producers…
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The many faces of Instagram Video

The many faces of Instagram Video

  Once upon a time, a captivating picture and a smart line was all you needed to advertise your business. Now, those times are long gone. We all know that Facebook, who still leads the way in social advertising, recently came up with a feature that requires ads to…
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Instagram may launch long-form, professional videos

Instagram may launch long-form, professional videos

  Instagram may launch long-form, professional videos:   Heard the rumours? Instagram want an even bigger portion of Snapchat’s market share. They are even trying to compete with the video giant we all love: YouTube. Why not?   A report from the Wall Street…
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A new Instagram algorithm is on the way..

A new Instagram algorithm is on the way..

  The photo-sharing powerhouse is set to undergo another algorithm change in the near future, and this time the focus is on users only seeing content that is relevant to them. This comes as a result of Instagram wanting to understand its community better, both where users and…
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Instagram– a gift that keeps on giving…

Instagram– a gift that keeps on giving…

  Earlier this month, Facebook spoke of some very exciting planned updates for Instagram to be rolled out throughout 2018. Given the platform’s Stories feature now has 300M active daily users alone, viewing organic and brand-based content, it makes absolute sense for substantial investment.   It…
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Instagram’s becoming a major player in B2B marketing

Instagram’s becoming a major player in B2B marketing

Instagram want businesses on their platform, so new, useful features are the right way to go about it. A few additions have been made to Insta’s business profile offering. Action Buttons can be added to profiles, and the Direct Message feature has been cleaned up! Ahh, much better. It’s…
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Instagram Launches Payments for Commerce

Instagram Launches Payments for Commerce

According to a recent article, almost 50% of Instagram users research products on social media and over a third of the platform’s users have purchased a product online with their mobiles. That makes this segment 70% more likely to convert to the purchase phase than non-users. It…
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Music stickers – Rumoured Instagram feature to let users add soundtracks to Stories

Music stickers – Rumoured Instagram feature to let users add soundtracks to Stories

  It looks like Facebook-owned Instagram has a new little trick up its sleeve! As reported by TechCrunch, a bit of snooping inside Instagram’s Android app has revealed a string of code that mentions “music stickers”. Although one can only speculate (Facebook refused to comment on…
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Is Instagram after world domination?

Is Instagram after world domination?

Last week Snapchat released its Spectacles 2, and while Snap was frantically trying to tell the world that these glasses were definitely improved and not a joke, Instagram had been testing new features that could seriously ruin Snapchat. With a whole array of features being tested it won’t…
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Instagram’s new feature makes for snappier Stories

Instagram’s new feature makes for snappier Stories

  This week Instagram have announced two new updates that will streamline the functionality of the platform, both for personal and business use. The first is a multiple photo upload feature, meaning you can add up to ten photos or videos to your Story at one time. You can…
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Instagram Adds New Profile to Showcase Design & Creativity on the Platform

Instagram Adds New Profile to Showcase Design & Creativity on the Platform

On the 15th of April, Instagram, in conjunction with Dezeen at Milan Fashion Week, launched an initiative in the form of a specialised profile called @design. The premise behind the move is to showcase the work of Instagram’s design team, as well as that…
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Episodes of Instagram Stories

Episodes of Instagram Stories

Instagram Stories have been going strong for a year and a half, gaining success and slowly reeling in the Snapchat Stories users. In this time, brands have been experimenting with the feature and use it in many different ways. A few companies are doing it differently – Bustle being…
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A chronological shift and an ecommerce twist for Instagram

A chronological shift and an ecommerce twist for Instagram

In this week’s Serious Social, we’re updating you on the Instagram changes and the latest on Facebook’s fallout! Shoppable posts. What can they do for you? Online retailers won’t want to miss this – you can tag and link products in your Instagram photos! This is really streamlining the…
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How your business can make the most of Instagram’s Stories

How your business can make the most of Instagram’s Stories

  Since its recent algorithm change, Instagram now rewards posts with high engagement. Your reach is based on how much interaction your posts are getting.  Anything from video views to comments and shares, if your post receives high engagement, it tells Instagram that your content is quality and worthy…
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Could Instagram be implementing video call features?

Could Instagram be implementing video call features?

Instagram has developed into far more than a photo-sharing app and it’s showing no signs of stopping. It’s recently been reported that we could be seeing video and voice calling added to the expanding list of features. Secret codes have been found hidden in the app’s APK (android…
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Now you can set up shop on Instagram

Now you can set up shop on Instagram

Over the last few weeks we’ve seen copious amounts of updates from Instagram, and just last week the platform announced that it has been testing a new way to enable brands to push purchases on the platform, in the form of ‘Collections’ ads. We first saw ‘Collections’…
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New update from Instagram – 3 is the magic number

New update from Instagram – 3 is the magic number

We first saw ads on Instagram Stories just under a year ago, a format that has over 300 million daily users. Last week Instagram announced that it is expanding its ad capabilities by introducing carousel ads to Stories. Recently, brands were limited to using just one image on…
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Instagram’s API finally allows scheduling

Instagram’s API finally allows scheduling

We know that Instagram doesn’t stop when we all leave the office at 5:30pm, and at the weekend, when we’re all making the most of our two days off, it’s especially alive. Whilst there have been unofficial solutions like Schedugram, which we’ve made…
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Make your Instagram Stories POP with latest GIF support

Make your Instagram Stories POP with latest GIF support

  Instagram is at it again! The latest update includes an integration with GIPHY, meaning only one thing – Stories are going to be a lot more animated! GIF stickers can now be added to all of your Story photos and videos, and the fact that they’re from GIPHY’s database…
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Why you should follow Hashtags on Instagram

Why you should follow Hashtags on Instagram

In the rush of Christmas parties, present buying and mince pie munching, you’d be forgiven for not realising the importance of an announcement Instagram released on 13th December. Luckily for you, it’s January, there are no excuses and we’re here to give you the low down. When you…
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Instagram spreads the festive cheer with latest update

Instagram spreads the festive cheer with latest update

They say money never sleeps and it appears neither do Instagram’s developers. The latest update is jam-packed with holiday spirit, so if you’re not into sending actual Christmas cards (you know, the ones that come in envelopes), Insta’s new creative tools might be just for you. Like…
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A new addition to the Instagram family

A new addition to the Instagram family

Social platforms have become much more than a place to share words and pictures. You can stay in touch with your Aunt, play Scrabble with her and tag her in hilarious cat videos. Social has long replaced traditional forms of communication like writing, to keep in touch. In many…
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Instagram launches huge changes to Stories

Instagram launches huge changes to Stories

Christmas has come early in the world of Instagram with two new features which will change the face of Instagram as we know it! Pretty huge, right? So, what are the new features? The first of the two features is Highlights. This new feature will appear directly underneath…
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Will we be seeing a follow hashtag feature on Instagram?

Will we be seeing a follow hashtag feature on Instagram?

We ❤ Instagram, but it seems like the days when we were able to see content that we’re actually interested in on our feed, are slowly slipping away… For a while now, it seems Instagram have been prioritising and promoting posts that generate a lot of engagement, and these very…
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Instagram strengthens support for its most vulnerable users

Instagram strengthens support for its most vulnerable users

In May, the RSPH named Instagram the worst social network for mental health in their #StatusOfMind Report, so it’s no surprise that the social network is trying to strengthen its support for users with mental health issues. Now, during live videos, you’ll be able to…
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Instagram is changing: how much does a 4th column really matter?

Instagram is changing: how much does a 4th column really matter?

  The majority of those reading this post will be human and as such we all know that for the most part, we don’t like change of any form, in any way, by any amount. Social media platforms know that humans are full of contradictions. We complain about…
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Instagram pods – peas or war?

Instagram pods – peas or war?

  If you’re an Instagram junkie you’re probably already clued up on Instagram comment pods, however, if you’re clueless, here’s everything you need to know… Although they’ve been around for a short while already, I only became aware of the ‘Instagram comment pod’ concept recently. Most likely because…
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Facebook Canvas comes to Instagram

Facebook Canvas comes to Instagram

Since its inception in August 2016, Instagram Stories has been a runaway success. It now boasts over 250 million users a day. Launching ads was always part of the road map for…
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Step-up, stand-out and succeed on Instagram

Step-up, stand-out and succeed on Instagram

Yet, Instagram has over 700m active users (that is almost 6 x that of Snapchat) and 400m daily active users (It’s reported to be the second most engaged platform after Facebook). 75% of total Instagram users are outside the US and over 80% are connected to…
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Is instagrammability the new advertising?

Is instagrammability the new advertising?

In our ‘blink-and-you’ve-missed-it’ digital world, social media is leading the way in which most of us receive information. Instagram’s influence continues to grow. The platform topped 700 million monthly active users earlier this year and Instagram Stories reached 250 million daily active users just over a month ago. As…
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Instagram Bulks Out Its Live Capabilities With Collaborative Videos

Instagram Bulks Out Its Live Capabilities With Collaborative Videos

A new Instagram feature lets users team up to broadcast live videos, opening up all kinds of possibilities for collaboration. The latest update is one in a string of changes to both Facebook and Instagram, intended to encourage more people to use live video on their platforms. While…
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How the biggest brands use Instagram Stories

How the biggest brands use Instagram Stories

Time flies in social media, believe it or not it’s already time to wish Instagram Stories a happy first birthday. A whole year since the launch of Facebook’s first foray into Snapchat territory which inspired so very many knock-offs. We have recently asked if there is…
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It’s time to get your Instagram Stories straight

It’s time to get your Instagram Stories straight

It really is a constant battle between Instagram and Snapchat, but maybe, just maybe, it’s finally a little clearer which Stories your brand should stick with….for now!   Firstly, Snapchat’s growth has slowed since Instagram Stories launched last August. There’s also been a 15 to 40% drop…
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Instagram caters to the evolving needs of businesses

Instagram caters to the evolving needs of businesses

Here’s a great example of a social media channel listening to the needs of businesses today! Finally, we are able to see if our content works, measure the brand’s organic presence and optimise accordingly, all within the Instagram app. Since the introduction of business accounts last year, the…
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Facebook bolsters custom audiences on Instagram

Facebook bolsters custom audiences on Instagram

We’ve heard on the grapevine that Facebook is making some significant changes to its Custom Audience feature, a brilliant way to re-target users who’ve interacted with brands in some way. Although it’s only in testing at the moment, you could soon be able to create a custom audience…
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Instagram is testing “Favorites”

Instagram is testing “Favorites”

Instagram has noticed a strange phenomenon lately. People have started to create small, private accounts, so that they can share pictures with only a select cluster of friends rather than all their followers. In response, the platform (who’s smashing it lately, right?) has created a solution in the…
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00-Instagram is here – have you got the licence to post?

00-Instagram is here – have you got the licence to post?

Nowadays, influencer marketing is playing a major role in brand marketing. It’s not a fad or a passing trend, it’s here to stay. From micro influencers, to stars with millions of followers, brands are investing a lot of money to place their products with the right people,…
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You can now share any web links on Instagram Direct

You can now share any web links on Instagram Direct

Instagram is so close from becoming the ultimate marketing machine, there’s just one thing missing…web links. The social media platform has launched multiple updates over the last year…
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Instagram Launches Face Filters (Completing Its Cloning of Snapchat)

Instagram Launches Face Filters (Completing Its Cloning of Snapchat)

With the Snapchat-esque feature updates rolling in seemingly every couple of weeks from Instagram, it was only a matter of time before they went for the big one – and they finally have. In their latest update, Snapchat rolled out Face Filters – i.e. Snapchat lenses. It’s hard…
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