If you’ve ever received unwanted nude photos on Instagram (ladies will know what I’m talking about), you might soon be able to filter them out. Mobile developer and reverse engineer Alessandro Paluzzi recently discovered that Instagram is working on nudity protection for direct messages. While nudity is already not allowed in posts (with some exceptions), this could be now moved to messaging as well to increase safety on the platform.
It’s inevitable that Instagram will no longer be the main place new creatives share their work.
Some of you, like me, may think we’re already there, especially given some of the recent decisions made towards a very heavy-handed push towards video and a very open move away from stills.
But regardless of the choices made by IG, no matter what they did or do, IG will inevitably fall off as the cool place to share your work and the core reason for this is time.
The brutal truth of this was echoed when Facebook was no longer the ‘cool’ place to be and that happened when fewer and fewer young people signed up to the service. Simply put, nobody wants to be on the same social media site as their parents and when young people fail to engage, creativity suffers.[Read More…]
Instagram has introduced a set of new rules for new teens who join the platform, as well as those who are already on it. From now on, new people under 16 will automatically see as little as possible sensitive content as it will become the default setting. At the same time, the teens already on Instagram will get prompts to review their settings and set the Sensitive Content Control to the strictest option.
But as always, the “care for teens” comes with a catch. Although they will be forced or prompted to filter out sensitive content to the max – they’ll still be allowed to change from the default setting.
Instagram likes Reels. It likes them so much that it turns all your videos into them, and now it lets you cross-post them to Facebook too. From now on, if you use both social media apps, you can post your Reels directly to both of them.
Along with cross-posting between the apps, some other changes are coming to Instagram as well. And yes, of course, they’re Reels-related. But if you’ve started gathering likes and comments through the TikTok-esque short videos, you may actually like these.
If Instagram’s recent incentive had you to get off TikTok and post Reels instead, TikTok now has a counteroffer. Its new program, TikTok Pulse, is created to share ad revenue with creators. And we’re speaking of a fair split: 50 percent of earnings will go to the platform, and the creators will get to keep the other 50 percent.
Last year Instagram announced the Reels Play Bonus Program, a program that allows creators to earn money from their Reels. Some serious sums were mentioned back then, but it appears that not everything is going as planned.
According to some reports, Instagram has slashed the payouts in the last couple of weeks. Some creators are seeing as much as a 70% cut, and to top it off, they reportedly need millions more views to get paid at all.
It would be nice if your photographs could do all the talking for you, but occasionally you need to use words. The about page on your website and your Instagram profile are just some of the places photographers need to have a bio. A good bio provides photographers with a powerful way to showcase their professional experience and convey their personalities to potential clients.
One of the consulting services we offer at Wonderful Machine is writing a photographer bio. You can view some of our case studies to see some examples of work we’ve done or email us to find out more about the services we offer.