December 12th Instagram event has just wrapped and as had been rumored, they will be adding messaging to the service. This is being introduced as Instagram Direct and it will allow users to send image and video messages to friends. While there is more to this, there was some comparison to days of old and sitting around a box of photos and having a conversation.
Instagram management, naming her COO. Emily White, former Director of Business Operations at Instagram, will be the new COO of Snapchat. In a discussion with All things D, White said “It happened really quickly, but to have an actual COO role in one of many companies that is disrupting the communications arena is one I could not pass up.”
Instagram has recently shared news about how Thanksgiving has once again proven to be a busy day for them. News along these lines is certainly not going to do anything to help those who think Instagram is all about sharing pictures of your meals. But that aside, the Instagram team has said they "saw record usage as Instagrammers shared a heaping helping of holiday cheer."
Instagram is ready to package a messaging feature into its service. That would give Instagram a textual spin on their visual sharing powerhouse.
Instagram began preparing users for in-feed advertisements a while back. We had known these were coming for quite some time and the talk surfaced again earlier in the month. At that time we were seeing details about how these were going to be arriving in the "next couple months" and how they would initially be delivered as a "small number of beautiful, high-quality photos and videos￼."
Vine app may not have been perfect at launch. In fact, the app launched to quite a bit of criticism for missing features. But that being said, the app has been steadily improving with a stream of updates. And well, it looks like another update has arrived in the Play Store -- this time with a focus on editing.
begin showing up in our Instagram feeds, however the company has recently shared a bit more detail in terms of what these will look like and how it will all work. There wasn't a specific date given in terms of when and instead Instagram has said these will be arriving sometime in the "next couple months."