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Facebook, Instagram Experience Hours-Long Outage Affecting Users Worldwide

Facebook-owned apps have been down for hours across the globe. The worldwide outage is one of the longest the social media platforms experienced, with some users still not being able to access the apps at the time of writing.

Internet March 14, 2019

Instagram And Chill? Alleged New Feature Could Let You Watch Videos With Friends While Apart

How can Instagram glue more eyes to smartphones? Well, by making people watch content together, of course. Unearthed code reveals a new 'co-watch' feature, which would let users do exactly that.

Apps/Software March 8, 2019

JetBlue Wants People To Wipe Their Instagram Posts For A Chance To Win Free Flights For A Year

JetBlue is giving away ‘free’ flights for a year to the lucky winners of its 'All You Can Jet' contest. However, contestants must clear their Instagram feed first to be qualified.

Apps/Software March 5, 2019

Leaked Instagram Feature Shows It’s Trying To Be More Like Pinterest

Instagram may or may not be testing a feature that lets users create Public Collections, to which people may add their contributions. It was buried in the Android version of the app by a researcher.

Apps/Software February 23, 2019

Instagram Is Reportedly Testing Direct Messages For Web

Instagram Direct messages could soon come to web browsers on mobile and desktop. This report comes as Facebook revealed plans of combining apps such as WhatsApp, Messenger, and Instagram.

Apps/Software February 13, 2019

IGTV Previews Coming To Your Main Instagram Feed

Instagram really wants you to watch IGTV videos. So much so that it’s now going to show one-minute IGTV previews on the main Instagram app.

Apps/Software February 8, 2019

Instagram Testing ‘Main Account’ Feature For Managing Multiple Profiles

Instagram is making it easier for people with multiple accounts to manage their profiles with a new feature called Main Account. Don’t get excited yet, though.

Apps/Software February 5, 2019

Facebook Says Its Combined Messaging Platform Won’t Arrive Anytime Soon

It might take a long time before Facebook’s unified messaging platform arrives. CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that Facebook is still in the early stages of the proposed integration.

Apps/Software January 31, 2019

Facebook’s Merger Is Causing Privacy Concerns Among Regulators

Facebook is once again facing privacy issues. After reports surfaced about the company’s plan to merge its messaging apps, lawmakers are now raising concerns on how it’ll affect users’ privacy.

Security January 28, 2019

Facebook Wants To Combine Messenger, Instagram, And WhatsApp: Here’s What That Means

If not by the end of this year, nearly all of major apps owned by Facebook will have a unified messaging system by early 2020. They’ll have end-to-end encryption as well, as so ordered by CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

Apps/Software January 26, 2019

How To Share Your Binge-Watching Sessions On Netflix As An Instagram Story

Netflix just made it easier to share on Instagram what show or movie a person is currently watching. Sharing a Netflix title as an Instagram Story is now just a few clicks away.

Apps/Software January 23, 2019

Getting Hooked On Social Media Very Similar To Gambling And Drug Addiction, Says Study

New research wants professionals to treat excessive social media use seriously. In a study, they found that those who spend more time logged into Facebook or Instagram performed badly in an exercise that tests decision-making skills.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 12, 2019

Instagram Now Allows Simultaneous Posting On Multiple Accounts

Instagram has rolled out a feature that lets users post to multiple accounts at once, making it easier for businesses and influencers to share contents. As of now, it is only available for iOS users.

Apps/Software January 9, 2019

Girls Twice More Likely To Be Affected By Social Media-Linked Depression Compared To Boys

More teenage girls experience depressive symptoms linked to heavy social media use than teenage boys, a study found. Researchers also revealed that more teenage girls have experienced online harassment and cyberbullying.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 4, 2019

Instagram's Accidental Tinder-like Horizontal Feed Earns Criticisms

Instagram for a short time changed the way users see new posts from scrolling downward to swiping sideways. Many were unwelcoming of the change and took to social media to ask officials to bring back the old design.

Apps/Software December 27, 2018

Instagram Testing Special Creator Accounts For Influencers And High-Profile Users

Instagram is reportedly testing specialized features for influencers, celebrities, and other high-profile accounts. The tools include quality filters for direct messages, and improved access to follower analytics, among others.

Apps/Software December 12, 2018

You Can Now Send Voice Messages On Instagram

Instagram has now added the ability to send voice messages inside Instagram Direct. Users can record clips up to a minute long and they’ll stay permanent, unlike Stories.

Apps/Software December 11, 2018

How To Share Instagram Stories To A 'Close Friends' List Only

Instagram users can now share their stories with a more close group of people. A response to the rising popularity of Finstagrams, the feature is available now on Android and iOS.

Apps/Software November 30, 2018

Instagram Now Identifies Objects And Describes Them For Visually Impaired Users

Visually impaired users will now have a better Instagram experience. The app now incorporates object recognition technology to automatically describe what’s in a photo, and users can also input their custom descriptions to provide more details.

Apps/Software November 28, 2018

Facebook, Instagram Are Down And The Internet Goes Crazy

Facebook and Instagram experienced outages Tuesday morning, bringing internet to a grinding halt.

Internet November 20, 2018

Kanye West Gives Wife Kim $1 Million Check To Say No To Fashion Deal

Kanye West gave Kim Kardashian $1 million dollars after she obliged his request to turn down a sponsored post on Instagram. The reality star was asked to promote products that were inspired by Yeezy.

Celebrities October 4, 2018

Instagram Offers Support Against Opioid Addiction When Users Search For Drugs

Instagram is bolstering its hands-on assistance to people crossing swords with drug addiction. The popular social media app recently added a 'pop-up' about opioid addiction support if users search for certain hashtags.

Apps/Software September 13, 2018

New Instagram Feature In Testing: Tagging Friends In Videos

Instagram confirmed that it’s currently testing a feature that will allow users to tag friends in a video. However, Instagram refused to say if it will be rolled out to a larger segment.

Apps/Software September 12, 2018

Here's How You Can Apply For Instagram Verified Status

Instagram has rolled out several new security features to protect its users. One of the new things on the photo-sharing platform is the clearer process for applying for verified status to gain the elusive Instagram blue check mark.

Apps/Software August 29, 2018

Instagram Testing Feature For College Students To Connect With Schoolmates

With the hopes of attracting more users, popular photo-messaging application Instagram is reportedly testing a 'college community feature' that would enhance the experience of every student. Instagram said that the test is still in its initial stages.

Apps/Software August 28, 2018

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

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