Instagram started rolling out a new feature this week in the form of the Close Friends list option for Stories. Now instead of choosing between uploading or recording something directly into your Story or sending it as a DM to a friend or Group DM, you can have a specific group receive something in aMore

First, a huge thank you to everyone who made it to our webinar on how to Plan a killer 2019 Instagram strategy! If you missed it, you can catch the replay at that link. We had so many great questions come up during the webinar that we didn’t have time to get them all— and as weMore

Did you see Instagram’s latest feature? Rolling out as of today, “Nametag” is a way for users to quickly scan someone’s Instagram account IRL so they can check it out and presumably follow them. It looks like this when you first click in to set it up (it’s customizable by color, emoji background, or selfieMore

There’s something new from Facebook-owned Instagram all the time, but it can be hard to see a business use-case for some of the new features immediately, like Instagram’s latest feature: Poll stickers in DMs. That’s what we’re here for! And let us know if you’ve seen a creative use of this particular feature out inMore

If your brand wants to get more out of Instagram Stories but you don’t have the resources to develop elaborate, comprehensive Story content each day (they expire in 24 hours, after all, unless you add them to Stories Highlights on your profile!) you can consider Story takeovers. That’s when someone else- an employee, an influencer,More

We spend the week reading the best things we can get our eyeballs on and on Fridays we share them here with you as The Week in Social.  Read anything good that we missed? Share it with us on Twitter or give us your thoughts at @UnionMetrics. All about Facebook and Instagram The best updates onMore

Hashtag Tracking as we once knew it on Instagram is dead. So what now? How does your brand track a campaign or run a contest? Fortunately there’s a better way that’s just as easy to execute: Using tagging and mentions on Instagram.  We’ll break it all down. Got questions or something we missed? Find usMore

With 300 million daily active users, Instagram Stories have become a major part of the platform. Maybe your brand has dabbled in posting a few Stories, or maybe you’ve been too intimidated to try or didn’t know where to start. We’re here to help! We’ve got advice on how to create good graphics for yourMore

Hashtag tracking on Instagram as we have always known it is essentially dead. Tracking competitor and influencer profiles the way we’ve know it is definitely dead. So what’s a brand to do in this brave new world of Instagram marketing? The good news is the new Instagram Graph API is actually more robust than theMore

Instagram Stories are a pretty well integrated part of the Instagram experience by now, but there are a lot of features to tap into and some are more well known than others. With that in mind, we wrote up a quick guide to all of the existing features plus what we know is currently beingMore