Instagram Platform Update Makes Picture Clearer

Instagram has just announced several platform changes to improve people’s control over content and “set up a more sustainable environment built around authentic experiences on the platform.” The news comes from Instagram’s developers blog. “We’ve updated our Platform Policy to explicitly list the use cases we will support moving forward,” explained Instagram. “These include apps …   Read More

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Instagram Platform Update Makes Picture ClearerInstagram has just announced several platform changes to improve people’s control over content and “set up a more sustainable environment built around authentic experiences on the platform.”

The news comes from Instagram’s developers blog.

“We’ve updated our Platform Policy to explicitly list the use cases we will support moving forward,” explained Instagram. “These include apps and services that help individuals share their own content with 3rd party apps, such as apps that let you print your photos and import an Instagram photo as a profile picture.”

Other supported actions include helping brands and advertisers understand and manage their audiences, develop their content strategy, and get digital rights to media (established apps in this space may apply for the site’s newly announced Instagram Partner Program).

Another is to help broadcasters and publishers discover content, get digital rights to media, and share media using web embeds.

“We will begin reviewing new and existing apps before granting full API access starting December 3, 2015. Existing apps have until June 1, 2016 to submit and be approved,” noted Instagram. “We are also launching Sandbox Mode, which will let you privately build and test your apps using Instagram’s APIs as your app is being reviewed.”

To learn more about Instagram’s permissions review process, click here.

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