It’s easy to blame developers, blame Google, or blame the company that made your phone, but it’s a case of one versus many that’s the root cause.
A lot of people love apps like Snapchat and Instagram. A lot of those same people hate Snapchat or Instagram when they check out the quality of photos and video the apps upload. And most of them are using an Android phone.
Instagram has introduced a new feature called Co-Watching which lets you view photos and videos on the app while video chatting with your friends.
Instagram has also added new stickers that you can use to promote social distancing and hand washing.
This could be amazing, but instead, it’s aggressively mediocre.
Samsung announced back with the Galaxy S10 that it had integrated an Instagram Stories shooting mode into the phone’s camera app. You can toggle over with a swipe and shoot straight to Instagram Stories, including video. I, like most, scoffed at the idea. I can just open the Instagram app to use all of the capabilities of Stories, or take photos in the camera and share them to my feed, so why would I bother with a separate Instagram mode in the camera itself?
Facebook has announced that it will rebrand the Instagram and WhatsApp apps and services to make it more clear that they are owned by the social network.
In a statement to CNET, Facebook says that it wants “to be clearer” about which products and services are part of Facebook. “We want to be clearer about the products and services that are part of Facebook,” Bertie Thomson, a Facebook spokeswoman, said in a statement Friday.