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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Exclusive Instagram Stories Are Coming – You’ll Have to Pay to Watch

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Instagram is bringing a paywall feature for Stories. This new feature comes at a time when social media platforms are launching features with a focus...
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Instagram Finally Becomes TikTok, Will Start Showing Full Screen Recommended Videos in Your Feed

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What do you do as a tech company when even subtly cloning features from rival apps doesn't keep users on your platform - steal...
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Instagram Will Soon Let Anyone Add a Link On Their Stories

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Instagram is adding a highly requested feature to its Stories. The giant social media platform is testing letting anyone share a link on this...
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Instagram Suggested Posts To Feature Above Your Friends Posts

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I'm always excited for new and upcoming features on Instagram. The most interesting feature is Instagram Suggested Posts and I've been in love with...
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Instagram Stories Begin Showing Timers

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Instagram isn't done tweaking its Stories feature. Last year, they had begun showing a double Stories on the home tab and in a paginated...
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Instagram, Facebook Roll Out Options for Users to Hide Public Like Counts on Posts

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Instagram and Facebook will start to roll out one highly requested feature on their platforms - options to manage the likes count feature on...
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I’m Not Deleting My Facebook and Instagram Accounts. Here’s What I’m Doing Instead

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Facebook and Instagram now feature a 'Time Well Spent' feature that let users know how much time they've spent on the apps. I decided...
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Here’s Why I’m High-Key Loving Instagram’s Suggested Posts

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With Instagram suggested posts, the memes come to you. This new feature pushes for more engagement and ironically, I love it. Instagram recently introduced suggested posts....

Facebook Employees Are Tired Of Cloning Apps and Features

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Facebook has done a lot of cloning from rival apps. The company hasn't shied from introducing new copied features on its apps and platforms. Being...
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Instagram Will Give Users More Options to Manage Public Like Counts

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In early 2019, Instagram began testing removing the public like counts on users posts. This test went global a few months later. Instagram will now...
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You Can Ask For Harmful Content To Be Removed From Facebook and Instagram

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The Oversight Board, which advocates or respect for free expression, through independent judgement, has announced that it will start accepting cases from Facebook and...
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Reels Remix, Instagram’s version of TikTok Duets Officially Launched

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Instagram doesn't shy away from copying TikTok features. The latest one is Reels Remix which is a cloned version of TikTok Duet feature. Reels itself...
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These New Features Are Coming to Instagram Very Soon

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Instagram doesn't shy away from playing around with new original features or cloning features from its rival apps - including crazy ones. Instagram has been...
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[Update: Issue Has Been Resolved] Instagram, WhatsApp and Facebook Are Experiencing Outage: Here’s What We Know So Far

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Update below: Facebook's top three giant platforms are down if you're wondering why you can't share memes or texts with your friends on WhatsApp,...
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How to Get Dark Mode on Instagram for the Web

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Instagram has been improving its web interface since last year. They recently made direct messages accessible for the web. Instagram also improved the web...
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Hate the New Instagram Layout? Then Get This App Instead

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Instagram has been cluttering its main app with a ton of features - most of them unnecessary. These include IGTV, Reels, Shopping, Double Row of...

Wishlist: Features Instagram Should Have

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Instagram has become a popular platform for sharing photos, videos, stories and had had very useful features it has copied from rival social media...

Instagram to Soon Let Users Unhide Like Counts on Their Posts

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In July 2019, Instagram began testing removing like counts on users posts after announcing it at their  Facebook’s annual developer conference with a motive to...
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Donald Trump Deplatformed: All the Social Media Networks and Websites That Have Banned/Restricted Him So Far

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There was a lot going on this past week but the complete chaos was when the US Capitol was sieged by insurrectionist mobs last...
WhatsApp Two Step Verification

Beyond Passwords: All You Need to Know

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2FA also known as 2-factor authentication fortifies passwords with a second piece of information which involves a one-time passcode being sent at the time...

Tech Habits to Adopt This Year

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2020 hasn't been a great year for most people thanks to the crisis, chaos and the global pandemic. 2021 is here and a new...
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These Apps Kept Me Distracted This Year

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2020 was one exhausting d̶e̶c̶a̶d̶e̶ year. There was a lot of things going on. A global pandemic happened. We went into quarantine and time distortion...
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Instagram Top 9: Here’s How to Put Together Your Most Popular Posts This Year

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2020 is ending as a tradition, you will be seeing a lot of curated top 9 most popular posts on Instagram. Instagram doesn't highlight your...

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