FIRST LISTEN: Dillon Francis Teases The Entirety Of His Upcoming New Album
The wait for Dillon Francis’s next album, WUT WUT, is nearly over. With a full title and release date, September 28, now revealed to the public, along with a number of already-heard singles, fans are now able to get a full idea for the vibe of the album.
Dillon Francis posted a full album preview the new IGTV function on Instagram, sharing clips of all 11 songs on the album. WUT WUT includes collaborations with a number of Latin and Spanish stars like Residente, Yashua, Fuego, Arcangel, Youngh Ash and more.
Francis has received quite a bit of criticism for this album, mostly from people who call themselves “fans” but really aren’t. The criticisms seem to center around the use of Spanish in the album, and a feeling of disconnection from the lyrics. However, it’s undeniable that these songs are absolute party anthems on the production side, and Latino fans are sure to go absolutely bonkers when heard in a live setting.
All in all, our team is very excited to hear the full album when it’s available.
Check out the full preview here, and pre-save the album so you can hear it the second it’s out. You can listen to all previously released singles from WUT WUT below.
Instagram Smashes Massive 1 Billion User Mark
Social media platforms like Facebook may still dominate, but Instagram is claiming hold. According to a TechCrunch report, Instagram now has 1 billion monthly active users. Even better news? Instagram has launched an IGTV app for longer video recording.
Instagram’s IGTV app allows users to record up to hour-long videos. The videos are in vertical format and can be in 4k quality. Users can post their videos directly to their profile as wll. IGTV is an extension of Instagram’s current video and Stories capabilities. Users previously could only post up to 60 second videos on their feed and up to 15 seconds clips on their Stories. But with IGTV, Instagram competes with YouTube and other video platforms.
Instagram’s growth follows Facebook, which currently sits at 2.196 billion monthly users. Instagram also dwarfs Snapchat, which only has 191 million active users. Snapchat’s recent changes have alienated many of its users, and Instagram’s new features clearly appeal to them. Instagram’s growth is even more impressive when considering it grew from 800 million monthly users last September. In less than a year, it gained 200 million more monthly users.
If IGTV proves successful, Instagram can grow even more in the future. Keep your eyes peeled.
VIDEO DEMO: Instagram Goes Full YouTube with IGTV
After reports earlier this month, Instagram has officially launched its long-form sister app IGTV. According to a blog post from Instagram, IGTV is meant to be poised as the future of media and video consumption. With more and more media being viewed through phones, videos on the platform will be shown in full screen, vertical orientation by default.
IGTV will also source content directly from your normal Instagram account, showing you videos from the influencers and content creators that you interact with the most.
That being said, browsing and searching for content seems intuitive and easy. Videos on IGTV can be up to an hour long.
IGTV will be rolling out globally over the next few weeks on iOS and Android. Check out the trailer below.
From our CEO Kevin Systrom (instagram.com/kevin)“Today, we have two big announcements to share. First, Instagram is now a global community of one billion! Since our launch in 2010, we’ve watched with amazement as the community has flourished and grown. This is a major accomplishment — so from all of us at Instagram, thank you!Second, we’re announcing our most exciting feature to date: IGTV, a new app for watching long-form, vertical video from your favorite Instagram creators, like LaurDIY (instagram.com/laurdiy) posting her newest project to King Bach (instagram.com/kingbach) sharing his latest comedy skit. sharing his latest comedy skit. While there’s a stand-alone IGTV app, you’ll also be able to watch from within the Instagram app so the entire community of one billion can use it from the very start.IGTV is different in a few ways. First, it’s built for how you actually use your phone, so videos are full screen and vertical. Also, unlike on Instagram, videos aren’t limited to one minute. Instead, each video can be up to an hour long.We've made it simple, too. Just like turning on the TV, IGTV starts playing as soon as you open the app. You don’t have to search to start watching content from people you already follow on Instagram and others you might like based on your interests. You can swipe up to discover more — switch between “For You,” “Following,” “Popular” and “Continue Watching.” You can also like, comment and send videos to friends in Direct.Also like TV, IGTV has channels. But, in IGTV, the creators are the channels. When you follow a creator on Instagram, their IGTV channel will show up for you to watch. Anyone can be a creator — you can upload your own IGTV videos in the app or on the web to start your own channel.Instagram has always been a place to connect with the people who inspire, educate and entertain you every day. With your help, IGTV begins a new chapter of video on Instagram. We hope it brings you closer to the people and things you love.”IGTV will be rolling out globally over the next few weeks on iOS and Android.
Posted by Instagram on Wednesday, June 20, 2018