Sharing Photos to Instagram from the iPhone Just Got Easier
Instagram has updated its iOS application with an important new feature that will improve the picture-sharing experience. Instagram version 8.2 enables share extensions, which make it possible to share photos to Instagram from within other apps. Before the extensions were enabled, iOS users had to share directly through the Instagram app. When posting photos to Instagram from other apps users can add a caption, but Instagram's filters and editing functions are not available. Instagram also recently changed how it manages users' feeds. Rather than display photos in chronological order, photos are arranged via algorithms based on what Instagram believes people are most interested in seeing. Instagram is free to download from iTunes.
Instagram Stories to Show Up In Explore Tab
Instagram today said it will begin to show Instagram Stories under the Explore tab in its mobile app. Instagram Stories, which are ephemeral like Snapchat posts, let people share everyday moments as photos and/or video clips strung together.
Instagram Rolls Out Disappearing Stories
Instagram today announced Instagram Stories, a new way to share photos and videos that is similar to Snapchat's Stories. With Stories, Instagram users can post as many photos and videos as they want throughout the day and customize them with text, stickers, and drawing tools.
Instagram Redesigns Mobile Apps
Instagram today revealed a new look for its Android and iOS mobile apps. The updated appearance includes new app icons for the main Instagram app, as well as Instagram's ancillary apps, Layout, Boomerang, and Hyperlapse.
Instagram Debuts Private Collections
Instagram today made saving groups of photos more appealing through a new collections tool. Until today, users could only bookmark favorite photos for later.