Do you scroll through Instagram wondering why you aren’t getting more followers and beginning to earn money from your images? Well, could it be all down to the camera you’re using? According to recent research by location listing site Giggster, these are the cameras currently being used by Instagram’s highest-earning photographers.
The Social Media company Meta is apparently exploring the possibility of enabling users to make, showcase and sell NFTs from Facebook and Instagram in the near future. If this goes ahead, this would be possibly the first mainstream endorsement of NFTs.
According to a Financial Times report, the plans are “at an early stage and could yet change.” Teams at both Facebook and Instagram are “readying” themselves to implement the new feature that will let users mint new NFTs as well as display them as their profile image.
After some hints of paid Instagram content, now it’s officially a thing. This week, Instagram is launching Subscriptions, a feature for creators that lets them charge for their Stories and live streams and play them only for those who pay the subscription.
I was chatting to a friend who told me a story about how her much younger cousin had escaped on holiday to somewhere tropical as an antidote to this whole pandemic thing. Sounds pretty idyllic, I said. Except apparently, the entire trip was (according to the cousin) “a disaster” because the girl’s poor boyfriend was so terrible at taking photos that she didn’t end up with a “single good photo” of herself for her social media. The photos were so bad apparently, that even a beauty filter couldn’t save them!
Like the holiday, that relationship is probably doomed, and not because of inferior photography skills. That’s apparently where we are at now as a species, with a large number of people obsessing over their looks and not wanting to post anything but perfect-looking, heavily enhanced and filtered images.
Instagram has announced today that they are allowing the option for users to prevent the embedding of images on third party articles and blog posts. The ASMP (American Society of Media Photographers) spearheaded the 9-month long campaign who tout it as a win for photographers and visual creators on Instagram.
If you hang out on Instagram, you’ve probably noticed a flood of 2021 recaps expressed through music on Spotify. Well, Instagram was quick to come up with its own version, so now you can see the 2021 Playback as told by your Instagram Stories.
It’s been so long that Instagram switched to “curated feed,” that most of us don’t have our hopes up to see posts in chronological order again. However, it’s about to happen after all! Early next year, Instagram says that it will introduce chronological feed again – well, at least for those who still want it.