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TikTok stars Anna Shumate & Rachel Brockman reveal new Top Talent House

Published: 11/Oct/2020 16:58

by Charlotte Colombo

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Top Talent House is the latest in a long line of ‘content houses’, announced on TikTok (where else?) on October 10. The house includes TikTok stars Anna Shumate and Rachel Brockman, who have a combined 8.3 million followers between them.

Yet another content house has sprung up.

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This time, the house is made up of four girls who hope to continue to their exponential growth as influencers. Anna Shumate and Rachel Brockman will be joined by Eva Cudmore and Katie Pego, who have 1.3 million and 926.1K followers respectively.

The quadrant officially launched the House and in a peppy TikTok set to Ke$ha’s hit ‘We R Who We R’, where they all introduced themselves, complete with merch, a neon light saying ‘Top Talent House’ and the promise of a full house tour coming soon!

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With the video amassing over half a million views in 16 hours, it is a positive start for the young content creators, and fans reacted with similar enthusiasm.

TikTok: Top Talent House
Following their inaugural video, Rachel Brockman and Eva Cudmore wasted no time in creating more content for the House.

The video was flocked with comments calling the groups “iconic”, with one user predicting that they would be “huge.”

With the girls being backed by Top Talent management agency, the chances of their success are already looking high.

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@toptalenthousehouse tour coming soon🦋✨ @katie.pego @annabananaxdddd @evacudmore @rachel.brockman♬ Kesha – We R Who We R – amanda🤩

What are content houses?

Essentially, content houses, which is a growing trend among young adults in LA, describe a collective of young online influencers who all live together, grow their respective online profiles and create content across TikTok and Instagram.

TikTok content houses like the Hype House and Sway House have been immensely successful, as they have helped launched the careers of the likes of Chase Hudson, Bryce Hall, Addison Rae and the D’Amelio sisters.

Instagram: Hype House LA
The Hype and Sway houses have helped launch the careers of Chase Hudson and Charli D’Amelio

The success of the Hype and Sway houses have led to other content houses like the Clubhouse for TikTokers (which later split into two single-gender houses after the Clubhouse For The Boys was formulated), the Glam House for beauty influencers and Team 10, which was a vlogging house previously led by controversial YouTuber Jake Paul.

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While it is hard for new content houses to live up to the same success as the Hype and Sway houses, Top Talent House definitely looks promising. Also, both Hype and Sway have seen some of their members leave, meaning a gap could be opening up for a new top dog in the content house battle.

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How to change your Instagram app logo on iOS & Android: all designs

Published: 18/Oct/2020 21:44

by Albert Petrosyan

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In honor of Instagram’s 10th birthday, the popular photo and video sharing platform is giving its users the option to change the app’s logo to a design used in the past.

Since its debut back in October 6 of 2010, Instagram has been one of the most dominant forces in the social networking sphere. Over the past 10 years, the app has featured numerous logos – from the pre-launch “Codename” design to the current pink-blue-orange emblem.

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Of course, with Apple’s recent launch of iOS 14, iPhone and iPad users were given a way to change all their apps’ logos, but Instagram is doing something similar as well – and it’s open to Android users too.

“To celebrate our birthday, this month we’re inviting you to change your app icon to your favorite below,” they wrote in the app. “Thanks for being part of our story and using Instagram to share yours.”

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Change the Instagram icon on iPhone & Android devices

In order to be able to switch your IG logo to an older design, first you must access the secret menu via the settings page, which is where the message above can also be found.

  1. Open Instagram
  2. Go to your profile page then the settings menu
  3. On the settings menu, drag down until you can see all the hidden emojis above
  4. Pick your desired logo from all the provided options

Which Instagram logo options are there?

In total, the app gives you 12 different designs to choose from, five of which are the ones used over the years: Codename (pre-launch), Original, Classic, Classic 2, and Current.

The other seven are variations of the current logo but with different color schemes: Twilight, Sunrise, Aurora, Pride, Gold, and Dark.

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All the logo options for Instagram’s secret birthday feature.

While Instagram haven’t directly stated until when this option will be available, all indications are that it’ll be until the end of October. There is a chance, of course, that users love this feature so much that the platform decides to make it permanent, or at least extend it for a bit longer.

Either way, it’s a cool little way for the app not only to celebrate its decade of historic success but also to show appreciation to the hundreds of millions of people who have used it over the past 10 years.

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