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Shopping IG is Simple For You (And Retailers)

Instagram Shopping is widely available across the US to apparel, jewelry, and beauty brands, which allows retailers to add product information and links to their photos. Without buying ads, retailers can test landing pages like never before. Instagram will also release metrics so businesses can tell which posts are performing best. Thus far, this feature is only available for single posts, not videos or albums.

Startups, such as @sty.lust, have also popped up to make purchasing looks on IG easier. Simply tag @sty.lust in a photo with the item you want, and they will do the rest.

For more information visit Adweek and sign up for Stylust.

Instagram Adds New Feature to Track Video Views

2.17.16

By: Kate Enright

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Gone our the days of wondering if your videos are getting enough love! Instagram is adding a feature which will count video views. This will aid marketers everywhere, who previously were working blind in terms of video audiences.

Paying advertisers have always been privy to this information, but this is huge news for  marketers, social media stars, and brands alike. This critical data which will measure the impact videos have on audiences.

Similar to its parent company Facebook, Instagram considers a view after a video has been played for 3 seconds. Social media platforms are taking steps to push video content in hopes of luring marketers and advertisers. Instagram has also extended brands videos to a 60 second time, opposed to users 15 second videos.

Are you excited about this new feature? Let us know in the comments below!