Instagram finally made an update that will make life a lot easier to all of those who have different Twitter and Instagram user names. As long as your Twitter and Instagram are Linked together you can now mention someone (@@@@@ ) on Instagram and it will automatically translate the user name on your Twitter account.
- Example lets use my Twitter name @PaigeBing and say that my Instagram name is @LittleMissBing. If someone mentions me in an Instagram post it will still show me as @LittleMissBing, however because it is linked to my Twitter the photo will also post onto my twitter account but still under my Twitter name @Paigebing. A lot of people have already changed their Instagram or Twitter names to match one another, however this new Instagram improvement made it unnecessary for those to haven’t to worry anymore.
In other news Instagram’s popularity has sky rocketed since launched in October of 2010. In the month of August Instagram had 7.3 million users daily on their mobile applications, while Twitter fell behind with only 6.9 million daily mobile users in the month of August. It has been said that Twitter users daily activity has increased at a much slower rate than Instagram.
For those who aren’t in-tune, Instagram is currently a mobile only application that started out only being available to Apple Iphone/Ipod/Ipad users. Once Instagram became available to Driod users it’s followers came booming in. It has been noted that a single Instagram users spends about 4 hours a day on the application while Twitter users spend about less then 3 hours a day (read more). Many believe that Instagrams users are piling in because it is still a younger/newer application while Twitter has been around since March of 2006. Facebook took over Instagram earlier this year for close to 1 billion dollars. However, although Instagram seems to be succeeding beyond expectations, Facebook is not. Twitter already has a plan to increase it’s mobile users, however what will be Facebook’s next step?