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Instagram Gives Users The Power To Quiet Certain Users Down, Thanks To The Mute Button

Instagram users can now control what they view on their personal and Instagram Stories feed. The Mute button would allow users to silence certain users without notifying them that they have been muted.

Apps/Software

Instagram Will Tell You If You’ve Seen All New Posts Via ‘You’re All Caught Up’ Feature

Instagram will now tell you if you’ve seen all the new posts in the last 48 hours. It seems to be part of Facebook’s 'time well spent' initiative, which calls for more responsible social media usage.

Apps/Software

Instagram Now Lets Users Share Posts Directly To Stories

Instagram introduced a new feature that would enhance its visual storytelling. Users can now add items that they see on their Instagram feed to their Instagram Stories platform.

Apps/Software May 17, 2018

Instagram To Roll Out Usage Insights Feature That Tracks Time Users Spend On App

Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom revealed on social media that Instagram would be installing a 'Usage Insights' feature. The announcement came after a report was released of a piece of code in the app’s Android application.

Apps/Software May 16, 2018

New Emoji Slider Sticker On Instagram Version 44 Is A Fun Way To Poll Friends

On Thursday, May 10, Instagram released a new emoji slider sticker feature into its platform. The new feature puts a fun spin to polling with more nuanced questions for users and their friends.

Apps/Software May 10, 2018

Fandango Teams Up With Instagram To Get People To The Movies

Fandango turned to Instagram in hopes to increase their moviegoer audience. The movie ticket company added a “Buy Tickets” button to their official Instagram page that would take them to the Fandango website.

Apps/Software May 8, 2018

Instagram Might Incorporate Music Into Its App, According To Leaked Code

A piece of Instagram’s code has been leaked to the public. This leaked piece of code previewed that the social media network might integrate music into future software updates.

Apps/Software May 7, 2018

WhatsApp Incorporates Facebook, Instagram Video Features Into Latest iOS Update

WhatsApp gives iOS users exclusive features that will connect the app with two social media networks. Users will now be able to freely watch videos from Facebook and Instagram without leaving the app.

Apps/Software May 7, 2018

Facebook Used Your Instagram Photos To Train Its Image Recognition AI: Another Privacy Issue?

To enhance its image recognition technology, Facebook has the best source of images in the world: Instagram. Could this be another privacy issue for the company, though?

Apps/Software May 5, 2018

Shopping Will Soon Be Possible Directly On Instagram

Get ready to go shopping on Instagram. The app is starting to incorporate native payments for some partners and if all goes well, Instagram could end up being a key player in the e-commerce space.

Apps/Software May 4, 2018

The 5 Best New Features Arriving On Instagram Today

Facebook revealed new Instagram features at the F8 developer conference. Instagram users will now have access to video chat, new augmented reality filters, and integration with Spotify.

Apps/Software May 1, 2018

Instagram Now Allows You To Export Photos, User Info, And More: Here’s How

Like on Twitter and Facebook, you can now get a copy of your entire Instagram data. Simply go to Instagram web, submit your email, and wait for up to 48 hours.

Apps/Software April 26, 2018

Facebook Stories Is Getting AR 3D Drawing And Instagram's Boomerang

Facebook announced two new features coming to Stories: 3D drawings with AR applications and Boomerang from Instagram. Despite criticisms of copying Snapchat and Instagram, the company is committed to getting more people to use its Facebook Camera.

Apps/Software April 14, 2018

Model Left Partially Blind After Botched Eye Color Change Surgery

A model got a surgery to change her eye color but experienced adverse effects soon after the procedure. Despite efforts to save her vision, she has lost a majority of her eyesight in both eyes.

Medicine April 13, 2018

You Will Soon Be Able To Download Your Instagram Data, But Why Would You Want To?

In response to a TechCrunch report, a spokesperson said that a tool to allow users to download Instagram data is in the works. It is unclear when the tool will be released and why Instagram users would use it.

Apps/Software April 12, 2018

Instagram Nametags Could Make It Easier To Find And Add People, Like With Snapchat Friend Codes

Instagram is currently testing a new feature called Nametags, which would allow people to create custom images so that finding and adding others is easier. Nametags would work like Snapchat's QR friend codes.

Apps/Software April 11, 2018

Instagram Releases New Focus Portrait Mode For Taking Better Pictures

Instagram quietly rolled out a new focus portrait mode that works without people having to buy an iPhone X. The feature, however, doesn't work with every phone.

Apps/Software April 10, 2018

Giphy Returns To Snapchat And Instagram After Removing Racist GIFs

Snapchat and Instagram had now re-integrated Giphy after the removal of the racist GIF that offended many people across the world. New security measures had been put in place to make the apps' users feel safe again.

Apps/Software April 5, 2018

Instagram Is No Longer Available On The Apple Watch

A new update for iOS devices quietly removed Instagram from the Apple Watch. A new requirement from Apple was allegedly not met by the developers, which triggered the system to remove the photo-sharing app from the wearable device.

Wearable Tech April 4, 2018

Instagram Finally Tweaks Its Feed Algorithm So You Can See Newer Posts

After years of complaints, Instagram is finally introducing changes to its newsfeed that’ll highlight newer posts. However, don’t expect a complete reversion to the old chronological algorithm.

Apps/Software March 23, 2018

Instagram, Snapchat Disables Giphy Integration Following Backlash Over Racist GIF

Giphy has been disabled on Snapchat and Instagram. The move comes after a Twitter user discovered a racist GIF from Giphy’s indexing service that blatantly used the N-word.

Apps/Software March 13, 2018

A 26-Year-Old Woman Goes $10,000 Into Debt Trying To Become Instagram Influencer

Becoming an Instagram influencer may seem like a dream job but for this woman, it was anything but that. She is now $10,000 in debt because of what she was trying to do.

Life & Style March 8, 2018

Instagram Post Featuring Threatening Message And Picture Of A Lego Assault Rifle Leads To Arrest

An image was posted on Instagram featuring a Lego assault rifle along with a threatening message on Tuesday. The post led to an arrest the next day.

Viral March 1, 2018

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

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