Instagram Announce IGTV

IGTV Launch

On Wednesday Instagram announced the launch of IGTV, a new platform for longer videos that is designed to function like social-media based television. In other words, they have defeated Snapchat with their Stories feature, and now they are looking to steal YouTube’s users too.

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Grow Your Blog With Social Media

social media blog optimizationBy Tamara Tanney, @itstamaragt

Whether you are a veteran blogger or new on the scene, there is no question that social media plays a huge role in the growth and influence of your blog. Done are the days where traditional marketing is the only way to maximize our reach. The new wave of social media marketing allows blogs, business owners, brands, and individuals share their message and knowledge with a plethora of users from around the world. For those heavily committed to blogging, this also helps them rake in some money!

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Snapchat’s New Features

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As Facebook’s Instagram drives to oust the popular disappearing messaging app Snapchat, both apps seem to be adding features here, there and everywhere. It’s hard to keep up!

Snapchat have had a busy month or two, with launching features such as the innovative Snap Map feature and more recently, On-Demand Geofilters.

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Instagram May have 1-up Over Snapchat

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Instagram stole Snapchat’s story feature, old news… Well, now they may have 1-up on the original disappearing instant messaging platform.

Instagram is now offering even more photo and video messaging options to 200+ million Story users. It’s called Direct. Direct, launched last November, has been Instagram’s name for its disappearing messages. Now, Instagram is plugging its disappearing photo and video messaging within its Stories feature.

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