Instagram launches Snapchat-style Selfie Filters

Instagram Stories just began offering its own augmented reality, animated selfie filters. This is the last major Snapchat feature left for Instagram to copy. Tap on the Smiley button or press down on your face to select from 9 different selfie filters. To maintain Instagram’s more artsy feel, the filters are less aggressive and transformative […]

Best Free Photo Editing Apps on Android

Pretty much everyone uses their smartphone to click photos and that means the market is flooded with photo editing apps. If you are looking for an app that lets you touch up your photos, this list of best photo editors has you covered. We’ve found the best free photo apps on Android and you can […]

Instagram won’t comment on rumored video calling feature

Instagram copied the ‘Snap’ and now it might be going after the ‘chat’. A video calling feature was spotted in a non-public version of Instagram by WhatsApp industry blog WABetaInfo. It would let users who’ve begun an Instagram Direct message thread to video chat with each other. That could let people spend even more time […]

How to Post to Instagram From Your PC or Mac

Instagram is one of those mobile-first platforms that just don’t seem to care about the desktop. Thankfully, there are third-party apps that will help you use Instagram on the desktop. This does mean that you allow a third-party app access to your Instagram account and some data and if that makes you uncomfortable, you probably […]

Cambassy lets you be your country’s digital ambassador

Cambassy is a new app that lets you share the favorite things about your town, city, or country. You can think of it as a sort of breadcrumb travelogue that you leave behind for others to find and lets you include phots, tips, and comments about your favorite locations. Created by Khalid Twaim and Omar […]

Google’s New Logo: Love It Or Hate It? | Crunch Report

Instagram Direct gets better functionality including photo replies, PayPal launches PalPal.Me for users to send money via personal URLs, Tech giants form Alliance For Open Media to develop next generation of royalty-free video formats, LinkedIn messaging adds photo attachments, stickers, emojis, and GIFs. GOOGLE GETS A NEW LOGO INSTAGRAM DIRECT ADDS PHOTO REPLIES […]

Giphy builds transparent GIF library for Instagram Stories

Instagram now lets some users slap background-less GIFs sourced from Giphy onto their Instagram Stories. Rolling out for wider testing with a Giphy-branded design, the new GIF sticker engine could further differentiate Instagram Stories from Snapchat, which has yet to embrace the animation trend. It appears that Giphy has worked with Instagram to create a […]

Instagram tests letting users post Stories directly to WhatsApp

Last October, Facebook extended the usage (and flexibility) of Instagram Stories — the Snapchat-like feature that lets you patch together photos and videos into a slide show — by making it easy to directly post a Story to Facebook. Now Facebook is looking at how to bring WhatsApp into the fold. TechCrunch has learned and […]

Instagram will now add ‘Recommended’ posts to your feed

Instagram’s feed will now show users recommended posts – a change that earlier this month was spotted while in testing, and has since quietly gone live. The feature, described here in the company’s Help documentation, will suggest posts for you based on those that have been liked by other accounts you follow. The new section, […]