App Review, Applications

Instagram unplugs IGTV after taking four years to realize no one wants a separate app

February 28, 2022

Via: 9to5Mac

Instagram on Monday announced that it is officially discontinuing its mobile app dedicated to the IGTV video platform – which was rebranded to Instagram Video last year. As a result of the shutdown, the IGTV app will soon be removed […]

App Review, Applications

Instagram wants you to scroll forever as it now shows posts from strangers in your feed

August 20, 2020

Via: Pocket Now

Instagram is rolling out a new feature called “suggested posts” that will appear when you’ve finished reading recent posts from those you follow. These posts will be related to what you normally see. Luckily, these won’t include IGTV or Reels […]

App Review, Applications

Instagram is dropping the annoying IGTV button

January 20, 2020

Via: The Verge

Instagram is removing the IGTV shortcut button from the top right corner of the Facebook-owned app’s home screen, reports TechCrunch. First launched in June 2018, IGTV is Instagram’s long-form video service that was originally meant to rival the likes of […]

News and Press

Instagram is testing the ability to fast-forward videos

March 28, 2019

Via: Tech Radar

Instagram appears to be testing a new trackbar for fast-forwarding auto-play videos, according to regular leaker @wongmjane. The social media platform is largely used to share photos and short videos (up to one minute), but the experience of navigating the […]

App Review, Applications

IGTV is Instagram brings longform vertical video content from and for everyone

June 22, 2018

Via: Pocket Now

Facebook-owned Instagram is expanding way beyond its current breadth of Stories of minute-long video clips and 50 filters piled on top of albums. IGTV is currently rolling out worldwide on Android and iOS as its own standalone app with access […]