Reminder: Good Secure Password Practice
Around the web, we’ve seen a few recent “hacks” of accounts, both Instagram and other social media accounts. Some of these have been big database breaches (a different problem altogether), while others have just been single accounts accessed without permission. At Schedugram, we take your account security seriously, and our team does a lot of…
Improved Emoji Support Now Live
One of the requests we’ve had of late is for updated emoji to support the new “skin tones” of emojis, as well as some of the newer emoji that were released after we initially wrote our emoji picker. It took us a while to update everything as in the interim we did a large update…
Fake News and the Ultimate 4,000-word Guide to the Instagram Shadowban problem
There has been a lot of attention lately about an ‘Instagram shadowban’. This post was written by Schedugram CEO Hugh Stephens to talk about his perspective. We’ve been following Instagram remarkably closely for over 3 years now. Before starting Schedugram, I was in social media consulting for 4 years, working with anything from small corner shops…
US FTC Cracks Down on Sponsorship Transparency on Instagram
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in the US has recently written a media release about an initiative to improve disclosures in social media endorsements, in particular on Instagram. The FTC is the consumer protection arm of the US Government – like other regulators around the world, they have been grappling with the changing world of…
11 unique ways to use Instagram’s Carousel feature
Here are some easy ways brands and publishers can start making the most of Instagram’s slideshow feature.
How to utilise Instagram hashtags effectively
Over 600m people use Instagram every month. Hashtags help you increase your reach on Instagram, which will result in more engagements.
Write for us and get paid!
(image source) We’ve just announced details of our new program, asking for people to pitch stories/blog posts to us – and we pay you for your time! You can read a bit more about the ‘version 1’ model that we have launched, where we pay up to $200 for high quality posts that will be…
iOS App Launched Into Beta
UPDATE: our iOS app is now live on the App Store. You can download it here. We’re excited to launch the first version of our iOS app for Schedugram into beta testing. The first version of the app only has the most common functions people use Schedugram for. We don’t expect the mobile apps to…
Snapchat’s IPO – what does it mean for Instagram?
This originally appeared in our February monthly email newsletter. Sign up here. The initial public offering (IPO) of Snapchat blitzed the news this week, helped by Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel’s fianceé Miranda Kerr’s Snapchat posts (above from this Recode article). But what does it mean for Instagram? It’s no secret that Instagram Stories was a…
Instagram Carousel: multiple images or videos in one Instagram post
Last week Instagram announced a feature we’re calling Carousel (some call it multiple images, gallery posts, etc). With this feature, users can now add up to 10 images and videos in one post. Instagram’s suggestions for where this can be used includes: Share your favorite moments of your best friend’s surprise birthday party, from setting…