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Instagram’s answer to TikTok is here

Instagram’s answer to TikTok is here

Today, Instagram is releasing its most significant update since Stories in 2016: Reels, an editing tool that allows users to craft 15-second clips set to music with options to add timed effects, has officially launched in the US. Users can access Reels from the camera in the upper left-hand corner, where you would normally go…
Gen Z Is Revitalizing Instagram With “What __ R U” Name Posts

Gen Z Is Revitalizing Instagram With “What __ R U” Name Posts

But these accounts are also part of a larger cohort that shares each other’s content, which includes @what_cow_you_are, @what_rat_are_you, @what_horse_r_u, and similar accounts for turtles, ferrets, bunny, gorillas, ducks. Some accept donations for the creators, some don’t take any kind of donations, and others are collecting money to donate to a cause. Nell notes, "There…
Gen Z Is Revitalizing Instagram With “Who R U” Name Posts

Gen Z Is Revitalizing Instagram With “Who R U” Name Posts

Jordan is a 20-year-old college student currently based out of Los Angeles, and the creator of What Harry Styles Are You?. She started the account on Saturday and already has almost 9,000 followers. She told Refinery29 over email, “I started it just for fun for other Harry fans and over two days it grew extremely…
Here’s Facebook’s new plan to make you shop on Instagram

Here’s Facebook’s new plan to make you shop on Instagram

Facebook really wants you to go from “Like” to “Buy.” On Tuesday, Mark Zuckerberg announced a set of new features aimed at making Instagram and Facebook true shopping destinations, by offering struggling brick-and-mortar shops new options to sell to customers online. If successful, the initiatives would make it easier for Instagram and Facebook users to…
Instagram Is Hosting A Virtual Graduation — & Oprah Is The Commencement Speaker

Instagram Is Hosting A Virtual Graduation — & Oprah Is The Commencement Speaker

The coronavirus pandemic is upending all of our lives — but for graduating seniors who expected to don caps and gowns next month and accept their diplomas in front of friends and family, this new reality of social distancing and self-quarantining is especially apparent. We still don't know when the current state of things will…
Your DIY Guide To Instagram’s Trendiest Nail Art Designs

Your DIY Guide To Instagram’s Trendiest Nail Art Designs

Cuticle Striping To get the minimalist's-dream cuticle stripe on your own, pull out your clear base and top coat, an accent polish, a thin striping brush, and a piece of aluminum foil. "Start with a sheer coat of base polish to even out the nail bed," says Betina Goldstein, an editorial manicurist-turned-jewelry designer. "Then dip…
How An Unlikely Instagram Trend Is Bringing Together Gen Z, Boomers, & Everyone In Between

How An Unlikely Instagram Trend Is Bringing Together Gen Z, Boomers, & Everyone In...

Sloomoo’s co-founder Karen Robinovitz remembers the gooey slime of her 1970s childhood and every decade’s slime toy since: from Floam to Gak to Silly Putty, they each had their own unique texture and singular use... and they were all quickly outgrown. Everything changed when Thai slime first popped up on Instagram in 2014. The cloudy…
Instagram Just Made It Easier To Delete All Those Accounts You Forgot That You Follow

Instagram Just Made It Easier To Delete All Those Accounts You Forgot That You...

On your profile, click on Following, where you'll now see Most Shown in Feed and Least Interacted With categories. From here, you can view which accounts you've interacted with least (as far as liking their posts and reacting to their Stories) over the last 90 days — and, welp, give them the axe if you…
Amy Schumer Is A Week Into IVF, Instagram Post Reveals

Amy Schumer Is A Week Into IVF, Instagram Post Reveals

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – NOVEMBER 12: Amy Schumer attends Charlize Theron’s Africa Outreach Project Fundraiser at The Africa Center on November 12, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/WireImage) Amy Schumer has opened up on Instagram about in vitro fertilization. The 38-year-old comedian is a week into the process, and she’s calling…
Why we love Instagram’s “What Pokémon are you?” filter even though it’s meaningless

Why we love Instagram’s “What Pokémon are you?” filter even though it’s meaningless

People will travel to the ends of the Earth, leave long-term relationships, look to the heavens, climb mountains, go spelunking, submit DNA to private companies, and obsessively take online quizzes, all in an attempt to solve one of life’s greatest mysteries: finding out who they really are. And in the very young year of 2020,…

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