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Instagram Accounts Are Being Hacked: Here’s How To Protect Yours

Hundreds of Instagram users had been logged out of their accounts and found out that their e-mail, username, and mobile number were altered. Here are ways to make sure your accounts are secure.

Apps/Software August 15, 2018

Facebook And Instagram Will Now Show How Much Time You've Wasted On Them

Facebook and Instagram started rolling out new tools that will show users how much time they have spent on the apps. The tools, which will include ways to limit usage, will look to address the growing problem of smartphone addiction.

Apps/Software August 2, 2018

New Instagram Update Lets You Know If Friends Are Online

There’s no escaping it: Instagram is becoming more like Facebook after each passing update. Now, the app shows a green dot next to friends who are online.

Apps/Software July 20, 2018

You Might Soon Be Able To Remove Your Instagram Followers

Manually removing followers might soon be a possibility on Instagram. The company has confirmed that it’s currently testing a feature that’ll allow public accounts to remove accounts from their followers pool.

Apps/Software July 19, 2018

Facebook Owns 4 Of Top 5 Most Downloaded iOS Apps Of All Time

Facebook owns four of the top five most downloaded iOS apps of all time, according to App Annie. The report, which was released to celebrate the App Store's 10th birthday, also revealed the top games for the operating system.

Apps/Software July 3, 2018

You’ll Soon Be Able To Ask Questions Via Instagram Stories

Instagram Stories will soon allow users to ask questions via Stories. It’s not, however, clear how the feature will work or when it’ll be released.

Apps/Software July 2, 2018

Instagram Lite Quietly Launches On Android Phones, Just Barely 1 MB: Here’s What You Can Do With It

There’s finally a lightweight version of Instagram called Instagram Lite, following similar versions for Facebook and Messenger. It does most of the functions available in the main app, including posting photos, stories, and adding filters.

Apps/Software June 30, 2018

You Can Now Add Licensed Songs To Your Instagram Stories, Here’s How

Music is coming to Instagram. Users in select countries will finally be able to choose background music for their stories from a selection consisting thousands of songs.

Apps/Software June 29, 2018

Instagram Adds Group Video Chat, Redesigned Explore Tab, And Custom AR Filters

Instagram’s latest update brought with it a host of new features. These include video chat in Instagram Direct, new camera effects, topic channels on the Explore feed, and so on.

Apps/Software June 28, 2018

Instagram Is Estimated To Be Worth More Than $100 Billion, Bloomberg Reports

Bloomberg recently revealed Instagram’s total value as a standalone company. The financial news organization believed that Instagram is worth over $100 billion since Facebook acquired it back in 2012.

Apps/Software June 27, 2018

Instagram Is Launching IGTV App For Creators: Videos Can Now Be Up To 60 Minutes

Instagram will be launching a new hub for video creators called IGTV. Videos in this new hub will be up to 60 minutes long.

Apps/Software June 20, 2018

Instagram Removes Its Controversial Screenshot Notification Feature That Alerted You About Stalkers

In February 2018, Instagram tested a new feature that alerted users when someone took a screenshot of their content. By June, Instagram abandoned the new feature.

Apps/Software June 14, 2018

Attention Shoppers! Instagram Installs Shopping Tags, Mention Sharing Into Their Stories Feature

Social media network Instagram introduced its users to a new way to shop on their app. Users can instantly shop for some of their favorite brand’s items through a shopping cart sticker in Instagram Stories.

Apps/Software June 12, 2018

Friends Can Now Repost Your Instagram Stories, But Here’s The Catch

Reposting other people’s Stories on Instagram is now possible. Simply tag a person in a story and they’ll be able to share it with their friends, provided the original poster is set to public.

Apps/Software June 9, 2018

Instagram Could Allow Users To Post Hour Long Videos

The Wall Street Journal released a report that Instagram was deliberating on testing out a new vertical video feature. This feature would allow app users to expand the length of the video content.

Apps/Software June 6, 2018

Sorry, Folks: Instagram Is Definitely Not Reverting To Chronological News Feed

Holding your breath until Instagram finally brings back its old chronological news feed algorithm? Don’t waste your time — the company just confirmed it’s not making a return.

Apps/Software June 4, 2018

Only 50 Percent Of Teens Use Facebook: More Teens Use Snapchat, Instagram, And YouTube

New research shows that teens are spending more time online but not using Facebook. Teens prefer to use Snapchat, Instagram, and YouTube.

Apps/Software May 31, 2018

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 May 22, 2018

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 May 22, 2018

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

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