Tag: Instagram

Instagram Reels Remix

Instagram Reels Length Increased to 90 Seconds With Interactive Stickers

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TikTok is giving Meta-owned Instagram sleepless nights and now the giant photo and video sharing platform is taking a page from it and increasing...
Mercy Ndegwa, Director Public Policy East and Horn of Africa, Meta

Kenya Decides 2022: Meta’s Efforts to Promote Election Integrity on Its Platforms

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Kenya is heading towards its elections set for August 9th this year where its citizens will vote in county-level, legislative and presidential elections. A civic...

Tiktok Accused of Creating Fake User Accounts

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Former employees of ByteDance Inc. have revealed that the company created fake user accounts. ByteDance owns Tiktok, which hosts a variety of short-form user...

Instagram Upgrades DM Inbox, Adds Polls, Music Sharing and More

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Meta is running new updates to its apps - from WhatsApp Voice Messaging, Facebook Messenger and now Instagram DM inbox. Meta is adding really interesting...
Twitter Spaces

Twitter New Collab Feature to Let You Co-author Tweets

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Twitter has been on a roll testing and launching new features - mostly clones of other social media features. The latest one comes from...
TikTok

Facebook Paid Republican Firm to Run TikTok Smear Campaign

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TikTok has been Facebook's number one rival in the social media space. Mark Zuckerberg, Meta's chief executive has even said that TikTok is a...
Facebook

Facebook to Verify Political Ads Ahead of August Elections

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Kenya is heading towards its elections set for August this year where its citizens will vote in county-level, legislative and presidential elections. To maintain...
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Instagram Should Make This Privacy Feature Available for All

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TikTok has better privacy measures when compared to Instagram. One of TikTok's privacy features is the ability to hide following and follower lists on your...
Instagram

All the Instagram Apps That Have Been Discontinued

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Instagram is known to launch new apps dedicated to the features the platform boasts of. In recent years, the Meta-owned photo and video sharing...
Netflix

Tech Companies That Have Suspended Services in Russia

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Russia has now passed North Korea and Iran to become the most sanctioned nation in the world following President Vladimir Putin's invasion of Ukraine. The...
TikTok

Social Media Platforms Can’t Keep Up With Misinformation on Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine

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Misinformation is a huge problem for social media platforms including TikTok, Facebook, Instagram, Telegram and Twitter. It has gotten worse with Russia's invasion of...
Facebook Apps

Meta Considering Shutting Down Facebook and Instagram in Europe

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The European Union has been looking into Privacy Shield and other agreements that allow for transatlantic data transfers, particularly on how data from European...
Facebook

Facebook Isn’t Listening On Your Phone. It Doesn’t Have To

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Early this week, a video went viral(20 million views) on TikTok about how Facebook is listening on your phone. The woman in the video...

Spotting Instagram Infringement Scams, and How to Protect Yourself

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The majority of us are Instagram users, and it is possible that some of us know how easy it is for other people to...
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Instagram to Soon Let You Rearrange Your Profile Grid Photos

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Instagram is bringing more customisation options to its app. The Meta-owned platform is testing a new feature that will let you rearrange how posts...
Xtian Dela

Gainwithxtiandela The Most Used Hashtag in Kenya in 2021

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Facebook’s parent company rebranded to Meta, which means that the likes of Instagram, Messenger, WhatsApp, and Facebook itself are under the Meta umbrella. The development...
Tech Habits

Tech Habits to Adopt in 2022

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2021 is finally ending and 2022 will be a new year that promises to offer a chance to begin afresh on a clean...

Instagram Wants You to Create “Finsta” Accounts With This Pop-up Alert

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Finsta accounts have become popular with Gen Z and millennials on Instagram. These are secondary accounts made to keep their social life more private...
Instagram

Instagram Distances Itself From the “We’ll Plant 1 Tree for Every Pet Picture” Campaign

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If you have been on Instagram or Facebook lately, you might have seen a new shareable Add Yours Sticker format that lets users take...
YouTube Shorts

YouTube to Default to Shorts When You Launch the App

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TikTok has really revolutionized the short-form video format on social media with rivals like Instagram and YouTube launching their own versions - Reels and...

Twitter Will Now Show Instagram Link Previews

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After nine years of missing in action, Twitter will now let you see previews of Instagram links before you click on them. This feature disappeared...
Instagram

Instagram Would Be Perfect for Me if It Had This One Feature

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Instagram is one of my favourite social media platforms right after Twitter and TikTok. The Meta-owned social network has been launching new features much to...

Instagram Adds New Collab Features for Posts and Reels Plus Desktop Posting

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Instagram is ramping up features for its platform with a focus on creators including the ability to post photos and videos right from the...

Instagram Testing Feature to Alert Users When It Goes Down

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Last week, Facebooks apps went down - not only once but twice. The first one was a 6-hour global outage and the second one...
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Facebook Pauses Work on Instagram For Kids Ahead of This Week’s Senate Hearing

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Facebook has been working on an Instagram version for kids between 10 to 12 years, but those plans are on pause, and the company...

Facebook’s Internal Research Reveals Instagram Is Harmful to Teenage Girls

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Facebook bought Instagram for $1 billion in early 2012. Instagram was a popular platform for teens then who had stopped using Facebook's main app. Facebook...
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Instagram Testing Favorites List, Posts Will Appear First in the Feed

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Instagram will soon let you control whose posts appear first on your feed. Instagram's current feed is driven by algorithms instead of a chronological...

Twitter Becomes Instagram With New Edge-to-Edge Format for Pictures and Videos

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Twitter continues to copy Instagram. After failing to clone Insta stories with their fleets feature which they recently killed, the social network is now...
TikTok

TikTok Rolls Out New Privacy Features for Teens

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Social media platforms are ramping up features with the aim of protecting minors on their platform including Instagram and Google. TikTok is the latest...

Instagram Unveils New Anti-Hate Tools That Limit Comments and DM Requests

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Cyberbullying on Instagram is a huge plague that the giant photo and video sharing platform is trying to fix. The Facebook-owned platform is bringing new...
TikTok

TikTok Dethrones Facebook as the World’s Most Downloaded App

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TikTok, a popular app among Gen Z and Millennials is now the most downloaded app in the world. The app even outranked Facebook and...
Instagram Reels Remix

Instagram Brings Ads To Its Shopping Tab

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Ads. Ads. Ads. Any under-utilized space in Facebook's platform is free real estate for ads. The latest update is ads coming to the Instagram...
Instagram

How To Get Verified on Instagram

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Instagram verification, just like is in every other social media platform today, is a show of the authentic presence of a notable account. Even...
Instagram Reels Remix

Instagram Increases Reel Time Limit to 60 Seconds

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Instagram isn't giving up on going after TikTok. The giant social network is now increasing the time limit for Reels, its short-form video feature...
Instagram Private Account

Instagram To Default Young Users To Private Account

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Instagram is increasing its efforts to make the platform safer for its young users and has announced new features to cater for that. The first...