Instagram’s most popular election campaign photos dominated by one candidate

Instagram has revealed its most-popular photos shared during this primary campaign. Surprisingly, the entire top ten of the most-liked posts during this election cycle is dominated by one candidate alone.

Instagram testing new business profiles that let you create your personal brand

New screenshots reveal that Instagram is testing its upcoming business profiles on selected users. The accounts, which resemble Facebook brand Pages, include expanded contact details and mapped locations.
Social Media

Instagram is stuffing even more ads onto its app in the form of video carousels

Get ready for even more ads on Instagram. The photo-sharing app is allowing brands to add videos, alongside photos, to its horizontal carousels. Meaning the scrollable adverts on your feed could last up to five minutes.
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Facebook pays 10-year-old $10,000 for finding Instagram security flaw

A 10-year-old from Finland recently found a security flaw on Instagram that allowed him to delete any comment on the site. His reward for reporting the flaw? A cool $10,000. Ironically, the youngster isn't old enough to have an Instagram…
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On Facebook a lot? Average users around the world spend more than 50 minutes on website, related apps

Following a hugely successful first-quarter earnings report, founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg revealed that "people around the world spend, on average, more than 50 minutes a day using Facebook, Instagram and Messenger … and that doesn’t…

Instagram is quietly testing a black-and-white design for its app

Instagram hasn't done much with the design of its interface over the years, but could that be about to change? The company has confirmed it's testing a new black-and-white look that also includes redesigned icons, and some users are already…

21 Instagram tips and tricks you can’t afford to miss

We've got a load of awesome Instagram tips and tricks for you right here. Find out how to get started, take your Instagram photography to the next level, and get your best photos the notice they deserve.

Your Instagram selfies could land you a place in the Miss USA contest

Miss USA is heading to Instagram and Twitter in search of a 52nd contestant for its 2016 beauty pageant. For the first time in history, the public will also be able to vote to select the new candidate via Twitter and the Miss USA website.

Instagram is set to turn a huge profit for Facebook this year

Instagram is set to have a huge year, according to analysts at Credit Suisse. The popular photo-sharing app is projected to generate a massive profit for its parent company Facebook, thanks to its advertising strategy.
Movies & TV

A guest at the hotel that inspired The Shining shares a ghostly photo

Perhaps all work and no play has Henry Yau seeing things that aren't there, or perhaps ghosts really do roam the lobby of the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado, the inspiration for Stephen King's The Shining.
Social Media

Report: CIA funding social media surveillance and data-mining companies

A new report claims the CIA is funding social media surveillance and data-mining companies that specialize in tracking Twitter and Instagram, as it looks to integrate their tools into its intelligence capabilities.
Social Media

Instagram’s ‘Explore’ grid now shows extra love to video

Instagram is pushing deeper into video, on Thursday rolling out an update to showcase the content in new channels – "videos you might like" and "featured" – in the app's Explore grid.