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Instagram has updated their inactive username policy to indirectly state that it no longer removes accounts after prolonged inactivity. The company’s new policy only states that it encourages people to log in and use Instagram once they create an account, while previously it stated that “Accounts may be permanently removed due to prolonged inactivity.” The previous username policy ensured that if a person is not using his Instagram account enough, the username will be freed…

Instagram is now letting users send a GIF in direct messages. The feature is slowly rolling out to users. To see if you have it on your Instagram account, look for the GIF button right next to the Write a message… input field on the DM screen. Go to the DM…

Being a smartphone focused video sharing platform, IGTV is entirely different from YouTube, FaceBook, and other similar services. If you’re a professional and looking to upload quality videos to IGTV, you need to do certain things differently for IGTV. IGTV only supports vertical videos. It is a considerable…

Instagram has finally released the much-awaited video calling feature to their iOS and Android apps. To make a call to someone on Instagram, you must follow them, and they must follow you back. You cannot make a call to someone who doesn’t follow you on Instagram. This restriction…

The IGTV by Instagram uses a vertical format for video which isn’t very popular among professional creators yet. Users prefer to shoot videos in the landscape format only because it’s wide and our computers/TV screens feature the same aspect ratio. But for smartphone users, IGTV’s format makes sense. If…