How to add music to Instagram videos

The newest update to Instagram stories brings the ability to add your favorite tunes to a video or photo. From Drake to Tame Impala, you can now turn your Instagram stories into your own personal soundtrack. Further reading To add music is very simple. After you take a video or picture in the story section on … Read moreHow to add music to Instagram videos

New deal suggests Facebook is looking to add sweet interactive tools for Live

[embedded content] Facebook is on a crusade to end the aimless scrolling and drive real interaction — and it just added seven new staff members and new interactive video technology to that battle cry. On Monday, August 13, Facebook shared that the company has acquired technology to create onscreen graphics for live video with Vidpresso. … Read moreNew deal suggests Facebook is looking to add sweet interactive tools for Live

Kids can now initiate a friend request on Messenger Kids by using a password

Facebook’s controversial Messenger Kids app now allows youth to initiate their own friend requests using a process that still requires a parent’s approval. The under-13 messaging app recently added an option that allows users to ask their parents to add a new friend to the platform by using a passphrase. The latest Messenger Kids update … Read moreKids can now initiate a friend request on Messenger Kids by using a password

What is the Marco Polo app?

If I say “Marco,” you may feel the urge to call back “Polo,” and in this case, you’d be half right. While Marco Polo is indeed a call-and-response game enjoyed by people around the world, it is also a video messaging app in the same vein as Snapchat and Instagram’s Stories feature. Released in 2016 by … Read moreWhat is the Marco Polo app?

For Monaris, it’s a photography career launched on an iPhone and Instagram

Paola Franqui doesn’t have your typical photographer’s backstory. She didn’t start taking pictures as a kid after a revered family member handed her an old camera. She never even had big dreams of becoming a photographer. Her story started very simply when she downloaded Instagram, and instantly became fascinated with the art and human emotion … Read moreFor Monaris, it’s a photography career launched on an iPhone and Instagram

The numbers don’t lie: Facebook is faltering. So what will eventually replace it?

Facebook in 2004 Calling Facebook a mere “social network” at this point is a bit dismissive. The once relatively simple site started as a place college students could go to connect, poke, and make known their relationship status. It was an innocent alternative to MySpace — a safe space even — and users flocked to it. … Read moreThe numbers don’t lie: Facebook is faltering. So what will eventually replace it?

Facebook’s less cluttered friend list feeds are no more

Facebook’s new focus on improving the news feed has a new fatality — the friend’s list feed. Facebook began shutting down the curated feeds that only included friends from a specific list on August 9.  While the actual Friend List themselves aren’t changing, Facebook users can no longer have a news feed dedicated to just … Read moreFacebook’s less cluttered friend list feeds are no more

The best vlogging cameras of 2018

Any camera that shoots video can technically be used to create a vlog (which is just short for video blog, but we’re guessing you know that already if you wound up here). However, there are certain features that make some cameras better suited for the task — even cameras that may not otherwise offer the … Read moreThe best vlogging cameras of 2018

Facebook wants to help you find a mentor with its latest Groups feature

Facebook Facebook isn’t settling for just finding long-lost acquaintances, a new job, or even a date — the social media network will now help users find mentors. On Thursday, August 9, Facebook launched Mentorship, a program within Groups that helps users find a mentor for professional or personal development or parenting. Teased last year, Mentorship … Read moreFacebook wants to help you find a mentor with its latest Groups feature