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  • Phhhoto shutters app and pivots to photobooths, blaming Instagram

    Phhhoto shutters app and pivots to photobooths, blaming Instagram

    Animated GIF capture tool and social network Phhhoto is shutting down its app due to server costs becoming unsustainable after getting slammed with competition by Instagram’s copycat Boomerang. Phhhoto will pivot to focus on its parent company HYPNO’s original business — physical photobooths for events. Read More

  • Phhhoto, With $1.5M In New Seed, Launches Group Gif Sharing

    Phhhoto, With $1.5M In New Seed, Launches Group Gif Sharing

    Phhhoto, the photo-booth event company turned social app, has today announced a new group feature called Party. The new feature will allow users to share Phhhoto’s GIF-style moving photos as group messages, both privately among friends or through the larger Phhhoto community. The company has also announced the close of a $1.5 million seed round, led by Eniac Ventures, with support from… Read More

  • Phhhoto Launches On Android

    Phhhoto Launches On Android

    Phhhoto, the animated photo-sharing app that started out as an iPad-powered photo booth for parties, has finally gone live on Android. The app lets users capture four frames in a row, threads them together and makes them sharable to social networks alongside the main Phhhoto feed. Users can speed up or slow down the frame rate, and Phhhotos that get the most engagement pop up on the #wow feed. Read More

  • Instagram Cuts Off Hot GIF App Phhhoto From Its Social Graph

    Instagram Cuts Off Hot GIF App Phhhoto From Its Social Graph

    “Removed instagram friend-finding cause they blocked us! #nochill” This note in hip GIF app Phhhoto‘s latest release notes was how it announced its users can no longer easily follow their Instagram friends. Instagram confirmed to me that it has blocked Phhhoto’s Find Friends access, but it has a policy of not discussing platform enforcement issues regarding… Read More

  • Phhhoto Tops 1 Million Users

    Phhhoto Tops 1 Million Users

    Phhhoto, perhaps the only social network to have first launched as a physical party product aimed at the enterprise, has topped 1 million registered users over the course of the past nine months. Users have posted upwards of 10 million Phhhotos to the platform. Phhhoto started back at SXSW in 2013 with an iPad-based photobooth, but instead of capturing the usual strip of four photos, the iPad… Read More

  • Phhhoto Is An Addictive, Albeit Poorly Named, Gif-Style Photo App

    Phhhoto Is An Addictive, Albeit Poorly Named, Gif-Style Photo App

    Phhhoto is a new app that launched in late July that lets users capture moving images and share them across social networks. But the app you see today, with over one million photos shared, started as something very different. The creators, Omar Elsayed, Champ Bennett, and Russell Armand, come from a digital agency called HyperHyper.com, which they still run (working on projects like the… Read More