Instagram to Reveal How Many Times Videos Are Watched
Instagram today said users will soon see how many views their video posts receive. Instagram says it is adding this data because view counts are "the most widely expected form of feedback on video." The view count will appear where previously the app showed the number of likes. Likes will still be visible by tapping the view count. Instagram said the feature is rolling out slowly over the next few weeks to its Android, iOS, and Windows Phone mobile apps. Vine, which is owned by Twitter, already displays view counts for user videos. Instagram says more video-focused features are on deck for later this year.
Vine Making Major Changes, Expands Video Length
Jun 21, 2016
Vine today announced a significant shakeup to its core product that it hopes will entice more people to use the video-looping app. Vine is now allowing people to capture and attach video up to 140 seconds, a huge increase from the 6-second limit that's been a core part of the service since it launched.
Facebook Makes Sweeping Changes to Data Collection Policies as It Admits Cambridge Analytica Breach Impacted 87M
Apr 4, 2018
Facebook today made significant changes to its platform as it continues to deal with the fallout from the Cambridge Analytica breach. To start, the company now believes Cambridge Analytica was given improper access to the data of as many as 87 million people, mostly U.S.
Vine Adds 'Watch' Button to Encourage Viewing
Apr 13, 2016
Vine today provided an update to its Android and iOS apps, making it easier to view videos. The app has added a Watch button that, when pressed, will play all the videos in a given channel without stopping.
Twitter Overhauls Its Mobile Apps and Web Sites
Jun 15, 2017
Twitter today revealed a dramatic change to the look and feel of its Android and iOS mobile applications, and its mobile and desktop browser experiences. To start, Twitter has put profile, account, and privacy settings in a single place within the navigation menu to make them easier to find.