the photo-sharing app owned by Facebook, now has more than 600 million active users, and is the first service to hit that milestone on a mobile platform. That’s more than Twitter, the most popular app of its kind, and more than most social media companies in the US combined, according to stats from app analytics firmhttps://newsvido.com/tag/allu-arjun-instagram/ Sensor Tower.
Instagram’s popularity is largely rooted in a focus on photos. But in the last couple of years it has also pushed to get users to record their lives, posting short videos and photos to make them interactive and interesting. The service recently jumped into livestreaming, which has also been hugely successful, but Instagram’s livestreaming efforts have been lacking until recently.
In August, Instagram began rolling out Instagram Live, a new feature for its smartphone app. The feature includes everything a user needs to start streaming video from their phone, like the ability to switch between front and rear cameras, add hashtags and comments, customize their stream, mute notifications, and move the camera from one point of the screen to another.
The app’s efforts to get viewers more involved comes as Instagrhttps://newsvido.com/tag/-instagram/am faces increased competition. On Instagram, users post one of the most detailed and well-documented lives, and videos and images are only getting more compelling as the service further integrates with other services. For Instagram, Live has emerged as a valuable opportunity to keep users engaged.
The service has rolled out a steady stream of updates, including an overhaul of the account interface in October and new video sharing features in September. But the biggest visual upgrade is likely the redesign of Instagram’s signature Stories feature, which lets users record and publish videos and photos that disappear after 24 hours. Instagram Stories, which now has over 250 million users, is the service’s best chance to compete with Snapchat, and the redesign could dramatically improve the feature’s ability to encourage viewers to keep following the feed over time.
orrection: This story originally stated Instagram’s newest update was available globally. The app is available in countries worldwide, but is not yet available to users in the U.S. Keywords: instagram, instagram live, instagram broadcasting, Instagram livestreaming, instagram app, inst