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Instagram Video Ads Are About To Double In Length

Video ads have been popping up on Instagram for a while now — but they’re about to get longer and appear from a broader range of companies. Great?

Obama's Running Wild In Alaska With A Selfie Stick

President Obama’s trip to Alaska this week intended to shine a spotlight on climate change. But he’s also there for a social media spree, including using a selfie stick. Presidents, they’re just like us!

Why Doesn't Instagram Allow Me To Manage Multiple Accounts Like Twitter Does?

The other day I wanted to post a photo to Gizmodo’s Instagram account. I had to log all the way out of my personal account, dig up the password for Gizmodo’s account, log back in as Gizmodo and post the photo. It made me wonder: Why doesn’t Instagram make it as easy as Twitter to move between accounts?

There's A New Star Wars Trailer On Instagram

There comes a time when we should all just stop watching trailers for a movie. I’m letting that time come and go when it comes to Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The Star Wars people have released a new trailer on Instagram with new shots of BB-8 and fancy blue lightsabers.

Instagram Isn't Only Square Photos Anymore

Starting today, Instagrammers no longer have to crop their latte art shots to the app’s creatively restricting square aspect ratio. Now users can choose one of two additional layouts — portrait and landscape — to add horizontal or vertical real estate to their images. Finally!

Kim Kardashian's Instagram Ads Are Under Fire From The FDA

Kim Kardashian has shilled for a wide variety of different products, including diet pills and Silly Bandz. But her recent promotion of a morning sickness drug on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook has gotten her into some hot water with the FDA.

This Might Be The Best US Government Instagram Account Of All

This week, I did a round-up of some of the best US government Instagram accounts, but as several readers pointed out, I neglected to mention one very special Insta-goldmine: The TSA. We covered this treasure trove in its early days, but it’s such a gem we thought you deserved a reminder.

Instagram Allegedly Hijacks Account To Give It To Soccer Star

Andres Iniesta is a Spanish soccer star, captain of FC Barcelona and player on the national team. A different Andres Iniesta is a regular guy from Madrid, and owner of the @ainiesta Instagram account. Or at least, he was.

Instagram Is Finally Fixing Its Crummy Resolution

Instagram is a great way to share over-emojied pictures of fireworks with friends, but for years, pictures have been limited to a fairly-pathetic 640 x 640. Now that it’s not 2009, and most high-end smartphones have screens that can handle the pixels, Instagram is (finally) upgrading to HD.

Get Ready To See Way More Humble-Braggy Photos From White House Guests

Well, this is certainly the icing on the cake for the best week of the Obama presidency. For the first time in 40 years, visitors to the White House will be allowed to document their visit with the camera of their choice, and for the first time ever, visitors can immediately upload those photos to social media. Selfies with Bo!

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