Instagram’s takedown of a drill music video has been overturned
Earlier this year, Instagram took down a music video featuring a track called ‘Secrets Not Safe’ by British drill artist Chinx (OS).
November 23, 2022
Meta to lay off more than 11,000 staff – 13% of its headcount
Facebook and Instagram's parent company Meta has announced plans to lay off 11,000 of its staff – around 13% of its workforce.
November 9, 2022
Meta reveals Instagram NFT plans and latest creator features
Instagram has been dabbling with NFTs for a few months now: in May it started testing a feature for a limited amount of people to share NFTs that they had made or bought.
November 3, 2022
Instagram now has more than 2bn monthly active users
Something we missed in our report on Meta’s latest financial results yesterday: CEO Mark Zuckerberg revealed a new milestone stat for its Instagram service.
October 28, 2022
Meta and Instagram’s ‘Creator Week’ returns in November
Every platform wants to teach creators how to make the most of its key features, and hopefully court them to give it priority.
October 10, 2022
Why social-media platforms must beware ‘the bootleg ratio’
It's not just about the flurry of copycatting going on between the biggest social media platforms and emerging disrupters.
September 23, 2022
Leak reveals Instagram’s concerns over falling Reels engagement
The report is based on internal research from Meta: a document titled 'Creators x Reels State of the Union 2022' published in August.
September 13, 2022
India’s short-video market tipped to reach $19bn by 2030
We've been following with keen interest the explosion of short-video apps in India since TikTok was banned there in the summer of 2020.
September 8, 2022
Irish regulator fines Instagram €405m over children’s privacy
Instagram has been fined €405m ($403.2m) by Irish regulator the Data Protection Commission (DPC) following an investigation.
September 6, 2022
Report: Saregama ditches Meta platforms for YouTube Shorts
Last week, Indian music company Saregama announced a deal to make its catalogue available for use on YouTube Shorts globally.
September 5, 2022
Report claims Reels are the most-liked content on Instagram
We know that Instagram loves its Reels format and is making it a bigger priority within its app, but do Instagram users agree?
August 26, 2022