Instagram has just launched a new feature approximating that offers Snapchat. Dubbed “Instagram Stories”, it allows sharing photos of ephemeral.
Temporary pictures to how Snapchat just landed on Instagram photo sharing application to increase free followers on Instagram. With the new feature “Stories Instagram,” the social network users will be able to share publicly or not pictures for a limited time.
Instagram Stories: ephemeral pictures in Instagram
It seems that with this new feature, Instagram, application photos owned by Facebook, wants to get closer to what made the success of Snapchat, namely ephemeral images. Indeed, with “Instagram Stories”, Users will be able to take a picture or record a video, add text, emoji or drawings and share them as a story on the network for 24 hours.
A new feature that could bring a new dynamic to the application, with about 500 million users. “Our community shares the great moments of her life on Instagram, but she wanted more flexibility, you can post lighter things.” stated Product Manager within Instagram Kevin Weil.The publications can be public or not, according to the desire of the user who will be added and will be commented via private messaging.
An application changing
It seems obvious that with such a feature, Instagram aims to make shade to Snapchat, a popular application by the youth that Facebook had tried in vain to buy in 2013, said the newspaper “Le Figaro.” Launched in 2010, the app Instagram has since evolved including the ability to post videos or change the format pictures.
According to Weil, the addition of the “Instagram Stories” will encourage users to publish more often. “People do not want to flood their followers publications, so sometimes they prevent post some pictures. As the stories are temporary, problems will occur more “and said the product manager Instagram.
Gramblr: post photos on Instagram from your computer
Unlike most conventional social networks, Instagram works almost exclusively on mobile platform via dedicated applications. If you take Twitter or Facebook, applications arrived after the development of the web platform. For Instagram, it’s the opposite. While it is now possible to consult Instagram profiles on the web, it is still not expected to publish pictures outside dedicated applications.
Except to go through third-party software available on the computer. This is the case of Gramblr. Caution, do not expect to find a 100% identical to Instagram … but it comes close.
Indeed, once the software is launched (it does not require installation), you have to log in to your Instagram account.
Then you just have to drag the photos you want to publish in the appropriate area. At this stage, you can edit your photos: cropping, applying filters (+ 50 filters available), frames and stickers, various settings (brightness, blur …) … The filters are not the official filter of Instagram, but they come close and do the job.
Once your photo is ready, you can add a comment and choose immediately to publish the photo or the schedule for later.
Beyond these features, a fact that I like less of this application is the monetization of “likes”. Indeed, you will be able to buy and earn tokens that you can use to promote your masterpieces … in short, to buy “likes.” So I will not dwell on the subject.
Gramblr is free and runs on Mac and PC.Tags: followers, instagram