Look who’s trying to stay relevant again by copying features from other apps. You guessed it, it’s Instagram. This time, Meta is testing a chatbot for its “photo” app. Yup, just like the one on Snapchat and the one TikTok is currently testing. Coincidence?
You can now finally schedule Instagram posts in the app
If you see your Instagram account as a necessary evil to promote your work, you’ll be happy with its latest feature. From now on, owners of Professional accounts will finally be able to schedule posts. In other words, you’ll no longer need to use Meta’s Creator Studio or third-party services, but the scheduling feature will be built in right there in the app.
Instagram will ask “suspicious” accounts to upload their ID for verification
In an attempt to further beat trolls and bots, Instagram will soon ask some users to verify their identity. If it notices a “potential inauthentic behavior,” Instagram will ask suspicious users to submit their government ID.
Facebook sues a company that made almost $9.5 million from fake Instagram likes and followers
Last year Instagram started removing fake follows, comments, and likes from the platform. However, the fight has just got fiercer. Instagram’s parent company, Facebook, has recently filed a lawsuit against a New Zealand-based company that offered these services.
Photographer writes a book to expose how easily people fake influence on Instagram
Whether we like it or not, Instagram influencers are a thing and they can make some serious cash from… influencing. But some of them “fake it till they make it” and use all sorts of cunning tricks to appear way more popular than they are. In his latest book, photographer Trey Ratcliff has decided to expose these fake influencers and reveal the tricks they use to create the fake following and get companies to pay them for sponsored posts.
Instagram is removing fake follows, comments and likes
In addition to removing fake accounts, Instagram is now also removing fake likes, comments and follows on it users’ profiles. From now on, the app will remove any inauthentic activity from accounts use third-party apps to artificially grow their audience.
Instagram post scheduling. For businesses now, for everyone in 2019
Scheduling Instagram posts has been the feature millions of users wanted to see. Well, you asked for it, and here it is – Instagram is finally allowing post scheduling. The feature is already unrolled for business users, but those of you who have personal accounts will have to wait some more until it’s available for everyone.
Instagram versus Instagress – how to gain followers on instagram without a social media bot
If you’re a social media marketer, news that Instagram has finally been able to shut down Instagress, one of the most popular social media bots out there, is pretty big news.
It’s no secret that the fastest way to grow a social media following is to simply follow and comment on other people’s posts – some of whom will then follow you back.
I know several Instagram users who have been using Instagress for years, so in this article, I will share some thoughts on the effectiveness of Instagress and other social media bots, and tips for building an Instagram following the old fashioned way.[Read More…]
PIXBUF – Schedule Photography Posts To All Your Social Media Accounts from One App
After writing about how I use Later.com to schedule Instagram posts, a reader suggested PIXBUF as an alternative that can schedule photography posts across all popular social media accounts from one app.
Facebook, Twitter, 500px, Flickr, Tumblr, Pinterest, Blogger and Instagram are currently supported with VSCO, Behance and Google + promised in the future.
PIXBUF is currently free and sounds pretty awesome, so I thought that I’d try it out – continue reading for my thoughts.
Schedule Instagram Posts from Your Computer With Later
If you are a photographer on Instagram, you know that there are two major headaches when it comes to posting your photos:
- You can’t schedule Instagram posts.
- You have to upload images and write captions from a mobile device.
If you are looking for a much more efficient way to manage your Instagram profile, you might want to try Later.com
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