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Instagram Direct Gets New Replay Options As It Tries To Steals Snapchat’s Spotlight

Instagram is expanding options within its Direct messaging platform to give users the ability to send content that can be replayed permanently. Before, everything sent in threads always vanished.

Apps/Software February 21, 2018

Instagram Now Notifies Users If You Screenshot Their Stories, But There’s A Workaround

Instagram is testing a new feature that lets story creators view the people who have taken a screenshot of their content. Only a number of users are participating in the test, and plans for a wide rollout remain uncertain.

Apps/Software February 12, 2018

Facebook Expected To Lose More Young Users To Instagram And Snapchat In US

Facebook has been losing its younger crowd and the trend is expected to continue this year, especially in the United States. According to a new report, Facebook will keep losing youngsters while Instagram and Snapchat will gain more users aged 24 and under.

Internet February 12, 2018

Instagram Now Lets Users Schedule Posts, But Only For Business Accounts

Finally, Instagram is letting users schedule posts, which is perfect for social media managers who need to parse content by date. But Instagram is only letting business users take advantage of the new feature for now.

Apps/Software February 1, 2018

Instagram Now Allows Users To Put GIFs In Stories

Instagram now lets users put GIFs on their stories. The new GIF support comes after Instagram announced a deal with GIPHY to allow integration.

Apps/Software January 23, 2018

Instagram Now Shows When Users Are Active: How To Turn Off The Activity Status

Facebook rolled out a new activity status on Android and iOS, sparking mixed reactions. The feature is turned on by default, but here's how to turn it off.

Apps/Software January 19, 2018

Tide Pod Challenge Videos Being Removed From Facebook, YouTube

Facebook and Google ordered the removal of videos that showed the Tide Pod Challenge on their respective platforms, which include YouTube and Instagram. The dangerous stunt of ingesting liquid detergent, mostly by teenagers, went viral on social media.

Internet January 19, 2018

Instagram Now Adds 'Recommended For You' Posts Into Your Feed

Instagram is making new changes to its feed. It will now be recommending three to five posts that you see while scrolling through your feed.

Apps/Software December 30, 2017

Find Out If You Liked Russian Propaganda On Facebook During The 2016 Election

Facebook released a new tool that lets users know if they liked Russian propaganda during the 2016 election. Fake news was spread all over Facebook and Instagram by Russian-backed trolls.

Apps/Software December 28, 2017

Attention, Instagram Users: You Can Now Follow Hashtags To Make Your Feed More Interesting

Instagram will now allow its users to follow hashtags on the picture-focused social network. The new feature will inject relevant content to feeds, and it will allow users to become more involved with even their most niche interests.

Apps/Software December 13, 2017

Instagram Might Soon Launch A Standalone App, Like Facebook Did With Messenger

Instagram is following the footsteps of Messenger. Apparently, the app is going to be split into two: the main Instagram app for typical photo-sharing features, and Direct for private messaging.

Apps/Software December 8, 2017

Instagram Will Alert Users Of Possible Harmful Behavior To Animals Or The Environment

Instagram recently revised its set of community guidelines, adding a restriction for images that portray animal abuse, or the merchandise of endangered animals.

Internet December 6, 2017

Instagram’s New Remix Feature Lets You Draw On Your Friends’ Photos, Plus New ‘Regram’ Button Possibly Coming

Instagram has launched a new feature called Remix, which lets you vandalize your friends’ photos. Other changes are possibly coming as well, including a native regram button, a Stories archive, and GIFs.

Apps/Software November 30, 2017

And It Goes On And On: Facebook Testing Snapchat-Style Messenger Streaks Feature

Facebook has launched a new feature for its users to interact more with its Messenger app. A copy of Snapchat 'Streaks' will make people chat more often with their friends now on Messenger.

Apps/Software November 25, 2017

The Instagram Superzoom Feature Is Hilariously Fun: Here's How It Works

The new Instagram Superzoom feature allows users to easily create Dramatic Chipmunk-style videos. Here's how to make your own Superzoom videos, which will likely flood Instagram Stories over the next few weeks.

Apps/Software October 27, 2017

Facebook And Instagram Went Offline Because Of A 'Networking Issue,' The Internet Reacts Hilariously

Facebook and Instagram recently went down because of a 'networking issue,' and as a natural response, the internet went on to Twitter to react in hilarious ways.

Internet October 12, 2017

How To Add Polls To Your Instagram Stories

Instagram has finally added polls to Stories, letting onlookers have a say in people’s day-to-day decisions. It’s seen as yet another example of Facebook attempting to copy Snapchat.

Apps/Software October 4, 2017

Instagram Now With 800 Million Monthly Users: Growth In The Past Five Months Fastest Ever, Says Exec

Instagram has grown massively, adding over 100 million users since April. Its Stories platform seems to be the key component of this growth, and it likely won’t stop anytime soon.

Apps/Software September 26, 2017

Facebook Used A Rape Threat To Advertise Instagram: Here's How That Happened

Facebook accidentally used an image of a rape threat to advertise Instagram. The horrible mistake is the result of depending too much on algorithms, and digs an ever deeper hole for the social network amid its recent gaffes.

Internet September 22, 2017

Instagram Now Autoplays All Videos With Sound: No Need To Tap Videos Each Time

Instagram is changing its approach to autoplaying video. Soon, users won’t have to tap each content they want to watch with sound because the app will remember their choice and play sound automatically for the rest of each session.

Apps/Software September 18, 2017

Instagram Stories Can Soon Be Shared On Facebook Because No One Seems To Be Using Facebook Stories

Instagram users might soon have the option to share their Stories on Facebook. The move is seen as a way to pump blood into Facebook Stories, which hasn’t taken off quite well as Instagram Stories has.

Apps/Software September 7, 2017

Instagram Hack Bigger Than Initially Thought: Hackers Are Selling Contact Information Of 6 Million Accounts At $10 Per Query

Hackers have gotten ahold of accounts and email addresses of 6 million Instagram users, reports claim. The hackers created a database called Doxagram that lets you pull data at $10 per search.

Security September 2, 2017

Your Instagram Photos May Be Able To Tell If You Are Depressed

Your Instagram feed could lend important insight on depression and mental health. This is the finding of a new study that used a computer program to analyze thousands of Instagram photos from 166 users.

Healthy Living/Wellness August 9, 2017

Instagram Is Now Testing Split-Screen Livestreams: How It Works

Instagram is planning to roll out a new feature over the next few months that those who like to livestream might find handy. Soon, you’ll be able to start two-person livestream with a friend.

Apps/Software August 9, 2017

Instagram Bug Locks Users Out Of Their Accounts

Many Instagram users have been locked out of the platform, and their accounts seem deleted or disabled both to them and to others. Instagram says it's a bug and it's working to fix it as soon as possible.

Internet July 7, 2017

Instagram Now Uses AI To Block Offensive Comments: Will The Feature Arrive Soon On Facebook?

Instagram is now using artificial intelligence to block offensive comments and spam on the picture-sharing social network. Is it safe to assume that the tools will soon also arrive on Facebook to fight hate speech?

Apps/Software June 30, 2017

Instagram Will Make influencers Tag Paid Promotional Posts Going Forward

Going through the posts of social media celebrities and influencers, it can be difficult identifying paid posts. Instagram is trying to offer more transparency to users by having influencers tag what posts are paid for.

Apps/Software June 14, 2017

Oops, They Did It Again: Russian Hackers Tapped Britney Spears's Instagram Account To Post Coded Messages

A Slovakian cybersecurity firm has found that Russian hackers used Britney Spears's Instagram account for a malware operation. The hackers posted coded messages linking to the Turla hacker server.

Security June 9, 2017

Instagram Stories Get Location And Hashtag Stickers With Latest Update: Here's How It Works

Instagram Stories just got another neat update with the latest version of the app, now making stories easier to find. The new Instagram version brings location and hashtag options, so here's how it all works and how to opt out.

Apps/Software May 24, 2017

Instagram Good For Selfies, Not For Mental Health: How To Teach Your Kids To Be Smart About Social Media

Social networking is now a big part of kids’ lives, with tweens and teens turning to social media platforms for validation from their peers but leaving them exposed to the dangers of social media. What can parents do to protect them?

Healthy Living/Wellness May 23, 2017

Social Media May Not Be Good For A Young Person's Mental Health

Social media seems to dominate so much of people's lives today. A recent survey suggests that extensive use of social media may harm the mental and emotional well-being of users, particularly the younger crowd.

Apps/Software May 20, 2017

Instagram Deemed Worst Social Media Platform For Young Users' Mental Health, YouTube Ranked Most Positive: Study

A new study highlights the dangers of social media and the negative impact it can have on young users. Among the popular social media apps, Instagram and Snapchat are the worst for youngsters' mental health, while YouTube is the most positive one.

Internet May 19, 2017

Facebook, Messenger, And Instagram Teaming Up: New Feature Will Show Notifications From All Three Apps

Facebook, Messenger, and Instagram are testing a shared notifications feature that will help users keep track of new activity among all three apps. The feature will greatly help users who spend a lot of time on the three Facebook-owned apps.

Apps/Software May 19, 2017

Instagram Face Filters Now Live: Here's How To Use The Snapchat-like Feature

Instagram has now launched a new set of face filters, which will allow you to add masks, crowns, glasses, and more to selfies. Here’s how to use them.

Apps/Software May 16, 2017

Instagram Selfie Filters And More Creative Tools Roll Out, Copying Snapchat Some More: What's New?

Instagram copied another major Snapchat feature, now adding 'face filters' for users to spice up their selfies. The latest update also brings new creative tools, so here's what's new.

Apps/Software May 16, 2017

Instagram Reaches 700 Million Active Users, Beats Twitter's 328 Million

Instagram has now reached 700 million users, miles ahead of Twitter’s and Snapchat’s user base. The strategy behind the growth of the photo-messaging service is upsetting Snapchat’s own growth.

Apps/Software April 27, 2017

Elon Musk's Personal Life Is Usually Private, But His Relationship With Amber Heard Is Now On Instagram

Elon Musk and Amber Heard have officially confirmed their relationship, ending months of rumors. Both Musk and Heard took to Instagram in a coordinated strike, simultaneously posting photos of them together at a restaurant in Australia.

Celebrities April 24, 2017

FTC Warns Instagram Celebrities About Paid Ads: People Should Know Sponsored Posts Are Sponsored

If you're having trouble figuring out which Instagram celebrity posts are sponsored, things might get easier soon. The FTC sent reminders to marketers and influencers, prompting them to label their sponsored posts more clearly.

Internet April 20, 2017

No Wi-Fi Or Mobile Data? Don’t Worry, Instagram For Android Now Works Even When You’re Offline

Instagram has good news for its users who might not have reliable internet speeds. The app will now work in offline mode, and here’s how it works.

Apps/Software April 19, 2017

You Can Now Group Saved Posts On Instagram Into Collections, Like Pinterest: Here’s How

Instagram has made its app more like Pinterest, allowing users to create private collections to store and sort saved posts in. Here’s how it works.

Apps/Software April 19, 2017

F8 2017: What To Expect At Facebook’s Developer Conference

Facebook’s annual F8 developer conference will be held on April 18 in San Jose, California. Expect a myriad of developments from AR to VR tand from false news to Messenger.

Internet April 18, 2017

Instagram Rolls Out New Sticker Features As Stories Beats Snapchat, Reaching 200 Million Users Daily

Instagram has released new sticker features and tools for Stories and Direct. The latest update comes as the company beats Snapchat’s 160 million daily users with their 200 million.

Apps/Software April 14, 2017

Instagram Direct Now Combines Disappearing Photos And Videos With Permanent Records And Messages: How It Works

Instagram Direct just got a serious overhaul, combining ephemeral and permanent messages in a single inbox for a more streamlined experience. Here's how everything works.

Apps/Software April 11, 2017

Snapchat Throws Shade At Instagram For April Fools', Shows It Can Also Play The Copying Game

Snapchat’s April Fools' prank is being regarded as the winner of this year’s pranks because it finally addresses, albeit lightly, Facebook’s attempts to copy Snapchat. The prank involves a filter that parodies the Instagram user interface.

Apps/Software April 3, 2017

Instagram Rolls Out Two-Factor Authentication For All Users And Can Now Blur Sensitive Photos

Instagram rolls out two-factor authentication and blurs sensitive photos. New announcements are made from the social media site for a safer and friendlier use of their platform.

Apps/Software March 24, 2017

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