Instagram's strategy of stealing Snapchat features is paying off beautifully
Apr 28 2017
Instagram created a stories feature and then Facebook, which owns Instagram, implemented that on their own platform.
Instagram said this was the fastest rate the app gained 100 million users in its history. In just four months' time, almost 100 million users were added to the 600 million in December while it took six months to come to 600 million from 500 million.
Instagram recapped all its new features including Instagram stories, live video, geo stickers, disappearing messages using 'Instagram Direct', carousel posts and 'Collections' that it has introduced to improve the user experience and engagement.
Instagram reached 700 million monthly active users this week after seeing record growth in recent months. That feature, which allows users to post photos and videos that disappear within 24 hours, is a direct competitor to Snapchat.
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United Airlines Changes Policy After Doctor Dragged Off Flight
United has continued to face fallout since videos of Dao screaming as he was dragged off Flight 3411 went viral on social media. David Dao, 69, was pulled from a United flight at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport to make space for four crew members.
Instagram had reached the first 100 million user base in 2013 and surpassed 200 million in the next year (2014).
Just think of all the brunch pictures 700 millionInstagram users can generate.
Instagram didn't provide updated numbers on daily active users, and did not have new stats for Instagram Stories. Interestingly enough, approximately 560 million of Instagram's total user base now resides outside of the United States, a data point which speaks to the site's broad appeal across the globe. While most have been taken from its rivals, the lack of innovation hasn't affected their adoption by users. Last Fall, Instagram debuted Stories, a near carbon copy of Snapchat's Stories, which had gained a huge following and threatened Instagram's grip on users.
The app is closing in on Facebook's other services, including WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger, both of which have over 1.2 billion active users each month.
Apr 28 2017 Relay for Life count finalised
Lynn Husted, who is coordinating the Relay For Life for Lamar County, said the Sumrall High Football Field will be full. Relay For Life events worldwide provide nearly 50 percent of the operating income for the American Cancer Society.
Apr 28 2017 Female Kashmiri students lead anti-India protests
Reports said that the students boycotted their classes and staged protest inside the college premises. The students raised pro-freedom slogans and after marching in the town they dispersed peacefully.
Apr 28 2017 Corn, soybean planting begins in South Dakota
At the beginning of the week, 54% of crops were in good and excellent conditions (53% the previous week and 57% last year). Iowa, Kansas, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, South Dakota, Tennessee, Minnesota and MI is below the four year average.
Apr 27 2017 NASAs Cassini probe completes final Titan flyby
According to NASA , the spacecraft had already transmitted images and other data to Earth after the farewell flyby to Titan . If Cassini survives this first round, it will make 21 more crossings before its demise in September .
Apr 26 2017 Chobani yogurt is suing Alex Jones
Chobani's plant in Twin Falls is the largest yogurt-producing facility in the world. Alex Jones has had to face up to a wave of consequences for his work at InfoWars .