Rest of the Day: You Can Now Post Directly to Instagram From Other IOS Apps
Instagram is finally using iOS extensions so you can post photos without even opening Instagram. But then you won’t be able to play with all those good filters, and I’m all about filters.
- The latest Instagram update for iOS adds a sharing extension , which means you can, for example, view the default Photos app, tap Share on the photo you want, and post directly to Instagram without going into the app. However, you still need to launch the full Instagram app if you want to add filters or edit a photo. [9to5Mac]
- In other news, T-Mobile announced several goodies for its customers today at CEO John Leger’s Uncarrier event. First off, T-Mobile customers will now get one hour of free in-flight Gogo Wi-Fi on every Gogo-equipped aircraft starting June 13th. More interestingly, T-Mobile is also rewarding customers with one T-Mobile US share. Basic account holders can claim their share through the new T-Mobile Tuesdays app, which will also host other sweepstakes and prizes. You can earn more shares in a company by inviting people to join. Congratulations, you now have a slice of T-Mobile. [T-Mobile]
- Facebook gives you the option to post to your news feed that doesn’t appear in your timeline . People were sending fewer Facebook updates so they probably want to entice the user to post updates without regard to their properties, but posts still appear in search results, so it’s not that ephemeral. (Technically, you could already do this if you just edited the post post facto to “Hide from timeline”.) [TNW]
- Facebook is also slowly invading Twitch territory by offering live streaming of games. They’re working with Blizzard to bring the Facebook Live API to every Blizzard game, which means you’ll soon be able to stream your Overwatch gameplay directly to Facebook. You will also soon be able to log into Blizzard games using only your Facebook credentials. [BusinessWire]