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Telegram, the cloud-based encrypted instant messaging service platform and is one of the top 5 most downloaded apps in 2022, announced on Sunday (jun-19-2022) that it has surpassed 700 million active monthly users, and rolling out a new premium subscription plan for their users. The Telegram app company didn’t tell how much it is charging for the premium tier, but the monthly subscription appears to be priced in the range of $5 to $6, and it varies based on location. For iPhone users in India, the premium version is priced at $6 and has a monthly cost of €5.49 ($5.77) in Spain.
Telegram Premium Features
Up to 4 GB File Uploads
Premium Animation Stickers
Animated Profile Pictures
Premium App Icons
Ads Free Telegram Profile
“By subscribing to Telegram Premium, users unlock doubled limits, 4 GB file uploads, faster downloads, exclusive stickers and reactions, improved chat management – and a whole lot more,” read the Telegram announcement.
Telegram paid users will unlock more ways to react to messages, with over 10 new emojis like 👌😍❤️🔥💯 (and the new favorites 🤡🌭🐳).
Telegram Premium Badges
All paid subscribers get a Premium special badge ( ) that appears next to their name in the chat list, chat headers, and member lists in groups – showing that they help support Telegram and are part of the club that receives exclusive features first.
Join Requests for Public Groups
In Telegram, the public groups can now enable join requests – By this, group admins can review new members’ requests before approving them to write in the chat. Users who open the group can tap Request to Join, adding their request to a list that only admins can access.
Owners of public groups can enable join requests via Group Info > Edit > Group Type > Who Can Send Messages > select Only Members > enable Approve New Members.
Animated Profile Pictures
The profile videos of premium users will animate for everyone throughout the app – including in chats and the chat list. So that everyone sees your new look, or creativity with a unique looping animation Picture.
Verification Badges in Chat
Public top figures, celebrities, and organizations can verify their group, channel, or bot – receiving a verification badge to show users that messages are coming from a trusted source. In addition, the verified accounts now appear at the top of the chat and also search results.
Telegram Verification – If you’re verified on at least two social networks, you can get a telegram verified badge for your page, group, channel, or bot.
Telegram Bots Creation
The Bot API is a free and open platform, available for everyone to build their own bot. Bots on Telegram can help you take quizzes, games, tools, accept payments and even build new websites. Bot developers can now include a photo or video in the “What can this bot do?” section of their bots to show off their features.
The Dubai-based company’s CEO, Pavel Durov, confirmed that free features would remain free even though it adds more features for paid members. It’s the first time an instant social messaging app with hundreds of millions of users has rolled out a premium tier. The top messaging apps and telegram’s alternative apps such as WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Signal, Apple’s Messages, and Google’s Messages also don’t offer a premium tier.
In March 2021, Telegram raised over $1 billion from several investors including Mubadala and Abu Dhabi Catalyst Partners by selling 5-year pre-IPO convertible bonds.
They believe that Telegram’s development should be driven primarily by its users, not advertisers. This way our users will always remain our main priority.
Recently Instagram is bringing a new feature that allows users to pin up to three posts, including photos or Reels, to the top of their profile grid, just like a pinned tweet on Twitter and TikTok. The pinned posts will appear at the top of your profile. The Meta-owned photo-sharing platform rolled out this feature globally and the company says this new feature will give creators the to engage more users with their pinned posts.
How To Pin a Post on Instagram
To pin a post on Instagram follow the below steps
Open any of your favorite or most engaged posts or Reel on your profile
Then, click the three dots on the top right corner of the post
Now select “Pin to Your Profile.”
The selected posts are on top of your Instagram profile grid, with a small white pin.
Apart from this, Instagram has also introduced a Sensitive Content Control feature. With this feature, users will be able to control the amount of sensitive content and accounts they see Search, Reels, Accounts You Might Follow, Hashtag Pages, and In-Feed Recommendations.
How to view Instagram’s Sensitive Content Control Settings
Go to your Instagram profile.
Tap the Settings menu.
Tap Sensitive Content Control – Here you can control the sensitive content settings by its default state (“Standard”) or to see more (“More”) or less of some types of sensitive content (“Less”). You can change your selection at any time.
Instagram’s head Adam Mosseri tweeted that they are working on more new features on Instagram such as
Import audio in Reels
Interactive stickers in Reels
It’s a significant update along with Stories Highlights which is helpful for people who post a lot and showcase their creativity on IG profile display
ShareChat is an Indian social media short video app developed by Bangalore-based Mohalla Tech Pvt Ltd which helps to communicate with friends, and share jokes, videos, quotes, and images in 15+ languages. Now they are in an advanced stage of discussions with Google, Temasek, and other investors to close a $300 million funding round at a valuation of $5 billion and the deal is expected to be closed by June 2022 according to the report from Reuters.
Mohalla Tech also raised $266 million in December 2021 at a valuation of $3.7 billion.
Google, Temasek, and others back ShareChat
Short video platform giant TikTok (formerly Musical.ly) came into existence in India due to the banned of Chinese apps, there are lots of new alternative short video apps entered the market. This Sharechat platform changed the video creation process to a whole new level when compare to other apps so that it hits 100M+ downloads in the play store and App store.
With the popularity and increasing views of short videos, other social media giants like Youtube and Instagram came up with their alternatives – Shorts and Reels. While these international tech giants were growing all over the world, Indian startups like ShareChat, MX TakaTak, and Moj were also coming into the picture. As of today, ShareChat has over 180 million users, and Alphabet Inc’s Google appears to be enthralled by its popularity, as it does its second backing for an Indian short video platform. Google also invested in Josh, another Indian short video platform that competes ShareChat.
When contacted, Google and Temasek declined to offer any comment on the matter, terming it speculative information. “As a matter of policy, Temasek does not comment on market speculation and rumors,” a Temasek spokesperson said. The email query sent to Mohalla Tech did not elicit any reply.
In February, the company merged Times Group’s short video platform MX Takatak with its Moj platform, claiming that Moj and MX TakaTak will create the largest short-video platform for Indians. Because both platforms will have over 100 million creators, over 300 million monthly active users (MAU), and nearly 250 billion monthly video views.
In today’s world, social media platforms are crucial for individual as well as business needs whether it’s in the form of managing your social media business pages on Facebook, Linkedin, Instagram, Youtube channel, or anything else.
The threat of cyber-attacks is growing in recent years through social media, and the damage that they cause is increasing at an alarming rate. Hackers are constantly searching for new ways to attack websites and steal information. It’s not surprising that every year millions of people’s social media accounts get compromised by hackers and they lose all of their hard-earned followers and credibility online. Once a vulnerability has been identified, hackers can exploit it to infiltrate a website and take control of its data.
In this article, we will give you a few hard tips on how to protect your social media accounts from hackers to hack your accounts.
Scams in Social Media Accounts
Scamming is a common thing, but what makes this one unique? It’s someone who knows exactly how to manipulate people into giving away their personal information. In other words, he’s using his skills to get others to fall victim to his schemes.
Phishing scams are a common way to steal your personal information. You may have seen the warning that pops up on your computer screen when you try to access a website or download an email attachment. It’s not just for hackers anymore —it’s a tactic that anyone can use.
Social media vulnerabilities are another big problem that we face today. For example, many social media accounts are being used by scammers to spread malicious content. These include fake news sites, blogs, Twitter accounts, WhatsApp messages, and even Facebook groups.
Popular Phishing Scams
The first one is Social Engineering Attacks. Nowadays, many companies use social engineering techniques to gather sensitive information such as usernames and passwords. This includes things like phishing scams, fake websites, and even text messages.
Other phishing attacks include sending emails that look like they come from a bank or online retailer. Once you open the email, it asks you to log in to confirm your details. After that, the attacker gets all of your banking credentials.
Another type of attack involves pretending to be someone else. An attacker could pretend to be a friend or family member trying to warn you about suspicious activity on your social account. He could also pretend to be a law enforcement official and threaten legal action if you don’t comply.
Social Media Platforms and Ransomware
Ransomware is yet another threat that comes along with social media. It’s a type of malware that locks down your device so that you can’t access anything unless you pay a ransom.
Ransomware attacks are becoming more frequent. In 2019 alone, ransomware attacks increased by over 30%. Most of these attacks were targeted at small businesses.
Social media platforms combat fake info by using algorithms to detect and remove it. But they’re not perfect, and that means there are always going to be some false positives.
Facebook says that its fact-checkers only catch less than 1% of the total number of misleading claims. That means 99% of the time, the post stays online. And that’s why we need to take extra precautions.
If your company relies on social media, we have to make sure that our employees know how to spot fake social media profiles and links, and how to avoid falling prey to them. We must teach them how to protect themselves and their families against cyberattacks.
And finally, we must make sure that our customers are aware of the dangers associated with social media. They should understand that when they share something online, they’re putting themselves at risk.
Social Media Phishing Attack – What Is It
A social media phishing attack is an attempt to trick you into giving up your personal information or money. This happens when someone uses the same tactics as real email services to try to get you to click on links or open attachments. Social media sites are also used by hackers to spread malware and viruses.
Simple Ways to Keep Yourself Safe Online
Social Media is a great way to connect with people and share your thoughts. But, it can also be used by cybercriminals to steal money or breach your personal information in public.
The work a business has put into their social media accounts could be gone in an instant if their accounts get hacked. This gives the worst feeling to social media managers and business owners and sometimes its spoils the brand name especially if inappropriate content is being posted on the timeline or feeds. With this, businesses may have to delete their social accounts altogether and start from scratch.
Photo Credits To – JonnyShannon
Tips to Protect Your Social Media Accounts From Hackers
Be careful where you type in your password. If you use the same password across multiple websites, then you make it easier for hackers to gain access to all of them. Instead, create unique passwords for each site. Also, don’t forget to change your passwords regularly.
Use strong passwords – Hackers are constantly trying to crack weak passwords. So, always choose long, random passwords that contain numbers, special characters, and letters. You should never reuse any of your passwords for all your social media network accounts and emails.
Don’t click on suspicious links – If you receive an email that looks like it came from a friend or family member but contains a link that says “Click here to download something,” don’t do it! These emails could be part of a larger scam.
Installed Trusted Apps – Only install apps from trusted sources such as the App Store and Play store. When you first sign up for a new app, you might have to enter your credit card number. Make sure you only accept the terms and conditions after reading through them carefully.
Follow Known and Trusted Profiles – Don’t follow or accept requests from unknown accounts blindly to increase social media followers. Do your research before clicking “Accept.” Many hackers and scammers create fake accounts that look real to lure people in so they can steal your personal data.
Turn off pop-up windows – Some websites will automatically start showing you ads when you visit them. While it may seem convenient, most of these ads are annoying. Plus, they can track your browsing habits, which makes it easy for hackers to learn more about you.
Keep your social media apps updated – Most companies offer automatic updates for their products. However, if you aren’t sure whether or not you’ve installed the latest version, just look online. There are many ways to find out.
Create two-factor authentication– Two-factor authentication adds another layer of protection to your social media sites. It requires both a username/password combination AND a code sent via text message or generated using a device such as Google Authenticator.
Watch out for fake alerts – Hackers sometimes set up fake websites that appear to be from popular social networks. For example, Facebook has recently been targeted by scammers who created pages designed to look exactly like those of the social networking giant. The goal was to trick users into giving away their personal data.
Install Antivirus Software – Many internet service providers (ISPs) will provide free and paid antivirus software for both mobile and desktop versions to protect your social media apps and other files from hackers. I would suggest going with the pro version, but if you’re on a tight budget the free version is better than no protection at all.
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LinkedIn is a valuable resource for solopreneurs and small business owners, since it may help you connect with colleagues, collaborators, and new clients. But where do you begin when it comes to leveraging LinkedIn’s marketing strategy to develop small businesses?
LinkedIn is an effective B2B marketing platform. It enables you to establish contacts with future consumers. However, because there are so many various ways to use LinkedIn, getting started might be difficult.
We’ll show you how to make your LinkedIn profile stand out with some practical LinkedIn social media strategies. We’ll also go through how to utilize LinkedIn for small businesses in order to expand your network, make new contacts, and generate prospects.
Is LinkedIn Good for Small Business?
LinkedIn has been around for quite some time and is one of the most rapidly expanding social media networks. It is also an excellent marketing platform for marketing in the B2B industry. Because content is integrated into everything we do online, using LinkedIn in your digital marketing and social media marketing strategy can help your company get off the ground and grow.
By 2022, LinkedIn will have over 810 million users. Furthermore, according to an Econsultancy report, “LinkedIn currently accounts for 64% of all visitors from social media channels to business websites.”
Simply said, it’s no longer only a way to contact old co-workers or employees. LinkedIn marketing takes advantage of this strong social media network to reach out to your target demographic and expand your company.
When it comes to engaging with potential leads on LinkedIn, you should have a good concept of the kind of individuals and companies you want to target. This will allow you to personalize your communications so that they are more relevant and intriguing to them.
Establish an effective LinkedIn page for your business
Promote Your LinkedIn Profile to Others
Consistently Publish Content
Encourage your employees to join your company’s Facebook Page
Use LinkedIn Groups to your advantage
1. Establish an effective LinkedIn page for your business
Your LinkedIn page functions similarly to a resume. It’s where you explain what you do, who you do it for, and why buyers should select you over your competition, as well as connect to your website.
Your LinkedIn profile’s tagline section is a precious piece of real estate. You should communicate your company’s unique value proposition there. Your slogan must be written with your target audience in mind. Tell them how you serve your target audience rather than just what you do. Consider your audience’s challenges and describe how you may assist them in one succinct line.
2. Promote Your LinkedIn Profile to Others
You’ll need to cross-promote your LinkedIn profile across your other marketing channels after you’ve set it up. Add the LinkedIn logo to your website and email signature, and link it to your LinkedIn profile. Include your LinkedIn profile information in your other social media sites’ profile pages, such as Facebook and Instagram.
3. Consistently Publish Content
The issue is, that any social media engagement is only worthwhile if you continuously provide material. While maintaining a regular presence takes work, it pays off handsomely.
Begin by looking at your rivals’ LinkedIn profiles to determine what type of material they share. Check out which posts have the most interaction: Do visitors respond to postings that include photos and those that include a question? Or do they choose the ones with videos above everything else? This will assist you in determining the sort of media you should share.
4. Encourage your employees to join your company’s LinkedIn Page
Did you know that on average, employees have 10 times the number of followers their firm has on social media? Make the most of this resource by encouraging your staff to like and connect with your company’s Linkedin company page and all other social media platforms that your company’s presence. Linkedin company page marketing strategy is one of the best ways to engage your company employees and your industry-related business owners and audience.
When your workers like or comment on your articles and posts, the content gets shared with their networks, providing you a far broader reach than you could otherwise have. It’s a simple yet powerful technique to raise your visibility while letting your network do the heavy lifting.
5. Use LinkedIn Groups to your advantage
LinkedIn marketing for B2B includes millions of groups spanning a variety of sectors. Join the discussions to meet new people who might become valuable members of your network. These organizations, however, will only be beneficial if you put in as much as you desire to get out. Instead of bombarding them with messages about doing business with you, focus on creating genuine friendships.
Create a plan for getting the most out of these groups. Look into individual people you want to connect with and see how you can bring value to their lives. Participate in discussions with meaningful and practical information to increase your exposure in the community.
Overall, LinkedIn is one of the top social networking sites for professional, agency, and company owner marketing and promotion. You may start generating leads, attracting staff, and interacting with the ideal audience for your company by using these 5 LinkedIn marketing strategies to your profile. To prevent spamming your LinkedIn friends, make sure the stuff you publish is of high quality. Make connections with influencers, keep an eye on your competitors, and be genuine! To reach your target audience and produce more interaction and leads using LinkedIn, you may apply the advice and strategy, as stated above.
In November 2019, Facebook introduced a new payment option through its Messenger app called Facebook Pay. By using this feature, users can transfer money to pals for free using the app after entering an optional PIN or touch ID for added security.
Facebook Users may use Facebook Pay to make purchases from companies on Facebook Marketplace, send and receive money from friends, and businesses, and you can donate to charities also. When shopping on Instagram, you may use Facebook Pay with your normal Facebook account or the Messenger app. Facebook pay amount is instantly reflected in your bank account once the user paid.
This blog will teach you all you need to know about using Facebook Pay, how it works, how to send money and divide bills, make charity donations, or get that great deal you saw on Facebook or Instagram from a local shop.
What is Facebook Pay all about?
Facebook Pay is an in-app free, easy, safe, and secure way to transfer money and pay for purchases made on Facebook, Instagram, and Messenger.
How to Sign Up for Facebook payments
Let’s take a look at how to set up Facebook Pay on Facebook or Messenger with just a few taps:
Go to “Settings” > “Facebook Pay” on the Facebook app or website
Add a payment method
Make a payment, use Facebook Pay
At the time of writing, Facebook Pay may be used to:
Buy event tickets online via Facebook Marketplace and Instagram
Buy event tickets online via Facebook Portal
Send money to friends or companies
Receive payments from friends
Make charitable donations
Make in-app purchases
Facebook messenger pay account makes it simple to send money to a friend or company, making it ideal for sharing a restaurant bill, making a contribution to a charity, or making that impulse buy you saw on Instagram and couldn’t resist.
To make a Facebook Pay transfer, you don’t need your recipient’s bank or card information; it’s as simple as initiating a Messenger conversation with them.
The money will also arrive relatively instantaneously in the recipient’s bank or PayPal account, so you won’t have to wait for a buddy to repay you or for customers to pay you if you own a small business.
Facebook Pay’s availability varies by location, and new services are being gradually pushed out to encompass other social networking sites such as WhatsApp in the future.
Facebook pay does not have a minimum transfer amount. The maximum amount you can send per transfer is $9,999.
What does Facebook Pay mean for online retailers?
For starters, Facebook messenger payments provide your eCommerce firm with a direct line to the consumer. The payment is smooth and simple because their debit card information is already linked to the site. Users may now link their payment information to their Facebook accounts, allowing them to make transactions more swiftly and simply than ever before.
Facebook payments give up a world of potential for its advertisers in addition to providing a frictionless payment funnel for users. Individual card numbers and transaction histories are likely to be obtained by your e-commerce firm if Facebook sells personal information to companies that promote on its platform. By gathering this data, your online business may improve its consumer outreach by providing more relevant messages and offers. As a result of this sort of tailored marketing approach, bigger bottom-line profits may be realized.
How does Facebook Pay Work?
Anyone who uses a Facebook account will get this FB pay feature. But the big distinction is that it operates within the program you’re currently using: Facebook Messenger, Instagram, or WhatsApp. It’s also exclusively available to users of those applications, albeit you only have to set it up once for it to operate on all three platforms. If you’ve previously used a friend-to-friend payment system like Zelle or Venmo, you’ll probably find that Facebook Pay works in a similar fashion. For small business owners, Facebook Pay works in a very simple way that integrates seamlessly with most payment processing and e-commerce platforms like Shopify.
You can get your Facebook Pay login in two easy steps:
1) Log in to your preferred platform
Remember that you may use a Facebook Pay account on Facebook, Messenger, and Instagram once you’ve set it up. While you’re checking out, Facebook Pay messenger will appear as an option, or you may add it by going to Settings and selecting Facebook Pay.
2) Fill up your payment information
Enter the details for your payment card or bank account. Your information will be securely kept, allowing you to make purchases, donate, and transfer money to friends and family without having to reach for your wallet.
Is Facebook Pay a Safe Platform?
Absolutely facebook pay is very secure and safe. Facebook uses advanced anti-fraud technology to monitor purchases on our systems to detect unauthorized activity.
You may add a Facebook Pay PIN or manage your transactions using your phone’s biometric locks when you set up a Facebook Pay account. To authorize any Facebook Pay transactions, you’d need to enter your PIN or use your fingerprint, for example. This is an additional layer of protection that can help protect your Facebook Pay account if your phone is lost, stolen, or hacked.
Facebook pay doesn’t provide any customer support phone number to contact but it provides a 24/7 email customer support service for all its users to resolve queries and you can also raise a complaint report if you’re encountered facebook pay scams.
When you use a service like Facebook Pay, your personal information and credit card number are never shared with the merchant or the individual to whom you’re paying money. Sensitive information is kept separate from your account information, making this a fairly safe method to transact online.
Facebook Pay Not Working Issue
Is your Facebook pay not working or not showing up in messenger? If your messenger does not show the Facebook pay option, then check the list of Facebook payment availability countries on the meta’s official website, if your country is not on that list, the messenger doesn’t show it to you.
The major reasons for Facebook Pay are not working for you could be your slow internet connection or Facebook servers may be down or you’re using an older version of the Facebook app or the cache issue problem on the app or your bank or linked card is having issues and other some issues.
Many of us use social media sites like Facebook and Instagram regularly. So, it’s only natural to use these sites to expedite payments when we buy products from businesses, give to organizations and fundraisers, or send money to friends and family. Facebook Pay has one best advantage over PayPal is, that all of its transactions are fee-free, whereas PayPal takes a small fee/commission for all transactions.
Check out Facebook Pay as a quick and easy method to get your money where it needs to go without having to hunt out your bank account information or remember to have your payment cards with you all the time.
It’s the world of social media now. Everyone uses it to maintain their online presence. Be it an individual or a brand, there is no escape from social media. Brands now actively use social media for their marketing purposes and easily target their audience. It has become such a useful tool even for customer services. For example, if you want to contact CenturyLink customer service, you can not only call on their toll-free number, but you can also reach out to their social media handles regarding any query all day long.
However, as effective as social media may be, it can be tricky to manage it as well and especially in creating campaigns for the platforms interesting enough to grab the users’ attention among the plethora of content. So we have gathered some tips for creating a successful social media campaign for your business that can surely help you stand out among the crowd and can be beneficial for your brand. They are very simple and easy to execute as well. Without any further ado, let’s dive in on how to create a social media campaign process and implementation ideas.
Top 5 Proven Social Media Marketing Campaign Tips
Know All About the Social Media Platform You Are Choosing
Mapping the Campaign Goals
Visuals Are More Important Than You Think
Keep a Check on the Analytics
Being Responsive is Critical
Know All About the Social Media Platform You Are Choosing
You might be thinking that advertising your products or services on social media is simple, but it is not. You must be familiar with each platform and its advertising requirements. For example, you can’t advertise on Facebook and Instagram with the same material. The same can be said for other platforms. You have to be careful about the social media accounts you are choosing and you need to know all about its algorithms.
Another important factor to consider is traffic. To benefit your brand, traffic should be relevant. Your cash and effort will be wasted if you target the wrong folks who have nothing to do with your business.
Mapping the Campaign Goals
You can’t run an effective social media marketing campaign strategy if you don’t understand the motivation and objectives. You’ll get the best outcomes if you’re clear about your goal. To begin, figure out what kind of campaign you’ll need, whether it’ll be unpaid or paid, and if it’ll be for a product or an event. The objectives of a campaign are what you desire from your users. You can meet everyone’s expectations if you determine the campaign’s goals. If you’re in charge of a company, you will need a team to communicate your plans with to keep things simple. Therefore, mapping your campaign goals is the basis and you cannot build a successful social media campaign without this.
Visuals Are More Important Than You Think
Be it a catchy font, an interest-piquing video, or pictures, you just cannot compromise on it the visuals and they are way more important than you think. People like to see graphics over text, thus visuals can help you acquire more traffic and visibility. However, you must be inventive to do this. A social media ads campaign’s main purpose is to generate leads by increasing traffic to your website or store, which you can do with pictures. Experiment with design, and pictures, use your imagination and make the sky your limit.
This also means that the color themes you are using need to be coherent and should be defining you. So that among the crowd, the customers can instantly distinguish your brand presence.
Keep a Check on the Analytics
The success or failure of your social media campaign is determined by the results of your analytics. As a result, it’s critical to keep track of which social media posts generate the most traffic. It will assist you in determining what went wrong. For example, posts made in the morning may perform better than those made at night. As a result, you’ll need to make adjustments to achieve the greatest outcomes.
When you look at the analytics, you can rapidly figure out what to post and when to post it. You may create an amazing social media campaign by following these findings.
When businesses do not hire social media marketing managers to administer their campaigns, they frequently forget what they have posted. If you want potential clients to return to your site, you must pay attention to and reply to their questions. When you don’t update your social media profiles, they go dormant and receive no engagement. It’s critical to be active and respond to your clients once you’ve posted material on social media networks.
With a growing number of potential customers who can follow you and watch your business on social media, there’s no sign of it slowing down. Your brand’s or business’s success or failure on social media is dependent on the performance of your social media campaign. Social media is not an option, instead, it is inevitable now.
WhatsApp, one of the most used messaging applications in the world with 2 billion monthly active users globally and 100 billion messages are sent each day. After months of various testing, WhatsApp is finally rolling out its most-anticipated Reactions feature like Instagram.
WhatsApp also added one more useful feature that allows users can send files up to 2GB at a time, previously it was just 100MB. Along with the reactions, and file sharing size limit, this chat application is also rolling out the ability to add up to 512 people to a group.
This announcement was made by Meta’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg on his Facebook post. With that, both iOS and Android users will be able to react to a message in individual and group chat the same as they can on Instagram. Here are those 6 different emojis 👍❤️😂😮😢🙏 (thumbs up, red heart, laughing face, surprised face, teary face, and hands together as thanks/prayer)
While WhatsApp tweeted, “In 2011 we introduced Group Chats, and we haven’t stopped improving since. In the coming weeks, we’ll roll out the ability to share files up to 2GB and add more people to your groups so you can continue creating and nurturing meaningful, private connections”.
Instead of whiling away time on Instagram, turn it into a source of passive money. You can make money with Instagram in a variety of ways, from selling items to becoming an influencer.
You’ll be able to grow web traffic and accumulate a big following around your content, store, or business services after you create a website and couple it with a solid Instagram marketing approach.
With over 100 million unique monthly users and over 300 million active users contributing images and videos every day, Instagram is now ranked 7th among the Top 15 Most Popular Social Networking Sites.
Apart from the 15-second video sharing option, we’re all looking forward to a new feature that Instagram promises to launch before the end of the year: targeted adverts that appear in users’ photo feeds.
How do they manage to accomplish it? What are their game plans?
You’ll learn how some of your favorite Instagram influencers make money on the network in this article. We’ll go through the top 5 tactics and how to make money on Instagram with 500 followers.
1. Obtain sponsorship
The most common way for Instagram users to make money is through creating sponsored posts or stories. For example, if your Instagram page is dominated by photos of your dog on hikes, an outdoor gear business could be willing to pay you to post a photo that features their product.
What is the best way to be sponsored on Instagram?
So, how do you go about finding a sponsor? Potential partners may approach you in various instances. If you don’t want to wait for a brand to approach you, look into firms that can assist you in finding and working with brands.
When looking for a spouse or picking between different offers, look for things that you and the people you influence would utilize. Your dog’s fans are more inclined to believe your advice on a hiking backpack for dogs than gourmet cat foodies. Don’t waste your time with items you don’t enjoy. There’s no need to promote these items to others if your dog would rip up an “indestructible” toy in seconds or gnaw off every sweater you’ve placed on her.
Keep in mind that sponsored Instagram posts and stories are held to the same advertising truth standard as any other type of promotion.
2. Market your company
There are other methods to make Instagram profitable. To help your business expand, you may open a business account. A professional-looking Instagram account, for example, may offer a promotional boost if you run an Etsy shop where you sell your crafts or a culinary blog that earns advertising money.
You can also discover more about your audience by using Instagram’s insights function. You may view how many people have seen your post, as well as demographic information such as age and gender.
The app’s resources also help you identify and interact with new consumers. Pay to have posts that you want more people to view promoted. You can also add a button to your profile that leads to your email address or phone number so that people who are interested in you may simply contact you.
3. Sell your castoffs
You may not have a company to market, but you frequently sell your old clothing and accessories on websites such as Poshmark. Instagram can help you expand your buyer pool.
Present and photograph your clothing and other objects in an appealing way and give as much description as possible in the caption. The brand, size, quality, and age of each item are all important considerations. If you’re attempting to sell a certain item, provide a link in your Instagram profile. If you don’t have a Poshmark or other seller profile, simply link to it. #shopmycloset is a popular hashtag among Instagram vendors.
4. Earn badges by participating in live videos
When you use Instagram’s Live function to broadcast real-time videos, you may earn money straight from your audience. Viewers may buy badges, which are effective tips, to demonstrate support as you display your abilities, items, and so on. Badges may be purchased for $0.99, $1.99, or $4.99. People who have purchased them have left heart icons next to their remarks.
To get the word out about your forthcoming Live video sessions, use posts or articles to promote them. Then, while you’re broadcasting, use the Q&A tool or give shoutouts to commentators to increase engagement — and ideally, badges. These are some of the best ways how to make money on Instagram without selling anything.
5. Use advertisements to monetize your movies
Allowing sponsors to show adverts throughout your videos is another method to earn money. To get started, go to your creator account settings and activate the in-stream video ad monetization option. Then, as usual, publish videos.
The amount you earn is determined by the number of views your video receives in the feed. According to the Instagram for Business website, you’ll get 55% of the income produced for each view.
How To Make Money from Instagram Reels
In recent times, Instagram reels giving a tough competition to TikTok. Reels are 15, 30, or 60-second videos on Instagram with a powerful suite of creative tools to add text, audio, AR filters, or effects and create seamless transitions between clips.
Influencers and Instagram creators will be able to earn money from Instagram — specifically for their Reels content. Reels Play bonuses are opportunities for creators to earn money directly from Facebook and Instagram for creating viral content that their communities and followers love.
Here are the best ways to earn money from Instagram reels,
Create sponsored content
Give Shoutouts To Other Instagram Accounts
Become an affiliate
Collaborations With Brands
Sell Your Service or Products
Instagram has over one billion users and now is the best moment to generate money on the platform. To make money, you don’t need a large following. You can give it a shot if you have the correct strategy. Many of us have a doubt about how much money can you make from Instagram, the simple answer is how much effort you put to make money on Instagram, even if you have 1000 followers or million followers.
According to the HypeAuditor’s report is that half of the influencers surveyed say they make money from their Instagram account. On average, an influencer earns $2,970 per month depending on the number of followers. Micro-influencers (between 1,000 and 10,000 followers) make an average of $1,420 per month and Mega-influencers (more than one million followers) make $15,356 per month.
Your following will quickly grow if you receive notice on the platform. To begin to start with a good Instagram page, there is no set budget. The commission you receive on product sales is determined by the firms you pick. Some may offer you a larger remuneration, while others may offer you a lower remuneration. Indeed, Instagram is the cutting-edge that lets you make money without even having any followers.
We can virtually not picture a life without social media since it has become such an integral part of our daily lives. We may not actively check our usage and the consequences excessive use of social media may have on our life due to the popularity of social media. Around half of the world’s population utilizes social media as of February 2022. This equates to around 3.96 billion users worldwide, regardless of age or internet availability.
On a worldwide basis, it is also estimated that a user spends roughly 2 hours 30 minutes every day on social media. While many people can limit their social media usage to a manageable time frame, an increasing number of people are reporting an excessive, even obsessive use of social media in ways that are harmful to their health. According to a recent poll by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, roughly 16 percent of Ontario students who use social media spend up to five hours or more online.
Like all other types of behavioral addictions, so much of using social media can influence your brain in harmful ways and both physically and psychologically. Social Media Addiction is comparable to cocaine addiction.
What is the definition of social media addiction?
Netflix binge-watching? Is it doom and gloom to scroll through Twitter? Spending hours upon hours on Tik Tok? In a world driven by technology and smart gadgets, it’s not uncommon to lose minutes, if not hours, to the internet. Social media refers to the websites and applications that consume up the majority of our time. While it began as a simple method to remain in touch with friends and family, social media has evolved into an almost indispensable part of our culture. Due to the exponential surge in interaction over the previous few years, researchers have dubbed social networking sites a “global consumer phenomenon” (Kuss & Griffiths, 2011).
Social Media Addiction Facts
Here are some of the social media addiction statistics globally.
An average person spends nearly 2 hours a day on social media platforms which is up to 5 years and 4 months of one’s lifetime.
Although social media addiction is difficult to measure, there are certain tell-tale indications – see how many of these signs of social media addiction you have.
How many of these apply to you? Don’t be frightened if you recognised yourself in any of these indications. In reality, many of us would reflect the behavior patterns and habits of someone addicted to social media, all of which are detrimental to our health and well-being.
People may have the following experiences:
A strong desire to utilise social media, as well as negative sensations while not doing so, such as significant rage or irritation.
Constantly thinking about what they’re missing out on, what others are doing, and how much attention their own stuff is getting.
When you are not using social media, you may have psychological issues such as anxiety, loneliness, concern, and excessive seeking.
A lack of balance – you tend to spend the majority of your time and thoughts on social media. You may be thinking about it even while you aren’t using it.
Distress and obsession cause individuals to go out of their way to obtain social media, either through negotiation or unsafe behavior.
Solutions for Social Media Addiction
Beating social media addiction is not an easy process and it can’t be done overnight; it requires a reevaluation of your digital-life balance. It’s not necessary to give up social media entirely, but it is important to have strategies for setting limits.
There are some steps you can take to reduce your use of and dependency on social media. Here are the top 4 solutions to overcome social media addiction
1. Remove the convenience – Change a device function
Constantly beeping messages also activate our brain’s reward system, according to research (He, Turel, Brewers & Bechara, 2017). When we get alerts on our devices, it’s difficult to ignore them, which might lead us down another rabbit hole of social media checking. Similarly, the ease with which we can access social media via our cell phones is a large part of what makes it so enticing and addicting.
According to the same experts that advocate turning off alerts, you should only browse social media platforms on your desktop or laptop because you are less likely to have it on you at all times (He, Turel, Brewers & Bechara, 2017).
2. You don’t have to entirely give it up – just prevent partial access
According to research, reducing social media use without fully eliminating it has several benefits. Researchers recruited 143 undergraduate volunteers and ordered one group to limit their social media use to 10 minutes each day for three weeks to investigate this association between social media and well-being (Hunt, Marx, Lipson & Young, 2018).
The control group was free to utilize social media as they pleased. In comparison to the control group, participants in the limited social media group had significant reductions in loneliness and sadness. Similarly, the restricted group showed a substantial decrease in anxiety and fear of missing out, which the researchers ascribed to enhanced self-monitoring.
3. Encourage positive habits – Set aside a certain amount of time each day to utilize social media
Children are getting more and more reliant on social media. Children might mistakenly overstimulate their reward centers, causing them to become less sensitive to rewards. Encourage healthy conduct, whether you’re a parent or not, to train your brain away from maladaptive behaviors and coping methods like social media. Setting guidelines like “no phones at the dinner table” are simple methods to distinguish between true connectedness and online time.
4. Be honest about it – Talk to yourself and admit that you have a social media addiction.
Admitting you have a problem is one of the most commonly heard statements when it comes to addictions. The same can be true about social media addiction, since talking about it may have a lot of beneficial consequences. It’s critical to talk about why your behaviors are troublesome if you want to change them (Ricci, 2018). This is because discussing and clarifying knowledge motivates most individuals to act and improve.
Treatment for Social Media Addiction
The first step in treatment is to find whether a problem exists in you or not. If you do not believe you have a social media addiction problem, you no need to seek treatment. Consult with your nearby counseling center or psychiatrist and a few counseling sessions would help the person overcome the addiction.
The intended treatment outcome and timeline for working toward recovery are highly dependent upon your motivation to change. If you are fully involved in treatment while utilizing doctors’ advice, changing your environment, and mindset, then the treatment outcome is favorable for you.
All of the above suggestions are stages toward a digital detox of social media. The advantages of a complete digital detox, on the other hand, much outweigh those of any of the other suggestions. Only when you eliminate social media from your daily routine do you realize how much more time you have for yourself and how much your mind is freed up.