The latest updates from Instagram November 2016

The latest updates from Instagram

Today Instagram announced a couple of new updates these include the fact you'll be able to use live video on your Instagram Stories. This is a step in the same direction that Facebook has taken with it's live feed.

Also announced lately from Instagram is that you can tag people in your stories...just simply use the text and add @ to the beginning to start tagging someone. 

The final update which is only available to a select group of brands is that they can tag products in their photos and link to product pages online. 

For more updates on Instagram keep an eye on their blog

Quick Tips: Never Miss a Social Media Update

Quick Tips: Never Miss a Social Media Update

This is a quick video to show you ways to turn notifications on for your favourite social media accounts. 

I'll show you how to do this on mobile for Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube so you don't miss the important things.  

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Instagram Changes it's Feed

It had to happen, after Twitter and more importantly Facebook changes the way you see their feeds it was only a matter of time before Instagram followed suit. 

For me the thing I enjoy most about Instagram is the way the feed goes in chronological order. You can see exactly what someone was up to 2 hours ago, you don't miss anything and it just flows nicely. You can go back and pick up where you left off and there is no favouritism in the feed, everyone has their place dependent on time not on importance. 

There was no real shock when Instagram announced today that in the coming months, the way your feed is ordered will be "based on the likelihood you'll be interested in the content, your relationship with the person posting, and the timeliness of the post... all the posts will still be there, just in a different order." The company owned by Facebook says they're "going to get this right and listen to your feedback along the way." 

Personally I thought they'd got it right already. I like the way you can search, I like the use of hashtags and if I want to look at a profile I can simply search for it. If I'm looking for new people or different photos then I'll use the Explore part of the app. 

I get the feeling this is going down the Facebook route of if you want to get your page seen then you'll have to pay for it. Why ruin the best social media app with this? 

What are your thoughts on this ? Let me know in the comments!