Ten tips that will make you a master of Instagram

It is one of the fastest-growing social networks, but are you making the most of its photo and video features? Get some handy hints

When Instagram was launched in October 2010, it was an app for applying stylish “filters” to your photos and sharing them with friends. Six and a half years (and a $1bn acquisition by Facebook) on, it has 700m active users and a host of advanced features.

It’s still simple to share a photo – or a video now – with a few taps. However, if you talk to some of the people who have tens or even hundreds of thousands of followers on the service, you’ll realise there’s a lot to learn about mastering it.

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Genius or hubris? Why turning down Facebook may be Snapchat’s big mistake

Turning down a $3bn offer made Snapchat famous for its bold vision. But now Facebook is catching up, leading some to predict a ‘long and painful death’

For years Snapchat was seen as David to Facebook’s Goliath, but it looks as though the underdog has lost its swagger.

Shares in the messaging app’s parent company Snap fell sharply this week after one of the investment banks that helped to take the company public downgraded its stock.

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