SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook-owned Instagram ramped up the pressure on Snapchat on Monday, adding ephemeral live video broadcasts and vanishing direct messages. "Send anything you want, from inside jokes to your worst selfies," Instagram said in a blog post. "Unlike other messages in Direct, these photos and videos disappear from your friends’ inboxes after they have seen them." The updates appeared aimed at getting people to use Instagram more for casual, quirky moments instead of seeing it as a platform for…
SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook Inc on Wednesday expanded its live video product, Facebook Live, giving the feature prominent placement on its app and rolling out features to make it easier for users to search and comment in real time.