Instagram has already made moves in the past to dethrone Snapchat as the reigning king of social media, but it sounds like the company is gearing up for another assault. Instagram’s CEO Kevin Systrom has confirmed that they’re planning to add live streaming capabilities to the app in the near future.
So long, Vine, we’ll miss you
If you haven’t already heard, Twitter recently announced that they will be retiring Vine, the social media platform known for its quirky array of 6-second, looping videos. And we, like the rest of the internet world, are devastated. As our own form of goodbye, we’ve compiled our best Vines in one last video tribute.
A look at the live streaming market by numbers
Live streaming has exploded over the past few years, with millions of new users watching and creating streams on a variety of platforms. As the medium continues to integrate itself into mainstream social media, live streaming is beginning to see some impressive numbers in terms of views, revenue, and its impact on customer engagement.