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Instagram

Instagram Rolls out Quiet Mode: A New Way to Spend Less Time on Your Addictions

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Instagram has launched Quiet mode to help users focus and to encourage people to set boundaries with their friends and followers. Once enabled, you won’t...
Instagram Reels Remix

Instagram Brings Back Compose Button to the Bottom, Shifts Focus From Reels

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Instagram has redesigned its home screen to bring the compose shortcut button to the shortcuts at the app's bottom. The bottom shortcuts originally had...
Instagram

Instagram: Tips To Protect Your Privacy and Help You Stay Secure in 2023

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In recent years, Instagram has become a popular platform for sharing photos and videos with friends and family plus also a platform to share your creative...
TikTok

TikTok Begins Shift From Vertical Video

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TikTok originally made the vertical video popular and its rival copied this format and launched their own versions like Reels for Instagram and Shorts...
Twitter New Video Feed

Twitter Follows Instagram in Copying TikTok

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Twitter has announced plans to add new features to make it easier for users to watch and discover new videos while on the platform....

TikTok Now Popularity Soars in Kenya, Beats Its Rival BeReal

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With users detesting Instagram's algorithm and design changes, they are now switching to platforms like BeReal that's becoming more popular with Gen Z. The...
Instagram

Instagram Working On Nudity Protection Feature

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Getting unsolicited nude content on your DMs is the worst part of Instagram and the company is now working to fix that. Instagram is...

Facebook Scales Back Experimental Team To Focus on This Feature

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Meta is shrinking Facebook’s New Product Experimentation division as its tries to focus on its rival. The experimental team was set up in late...
Instagram Reels vs TikTok

Instagram Reels Continue Struggling Against TikTok

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Video has become Meta's priority as it competes with Beijing-based ByteDance-owned TikTok. This focus has blinded them to ruining Instagram's interface with changes...
Instagram

Instagram Begins Showing Ads in Between Your Personal Stories

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Ads. Ads. Ads. Any under-utilized space in Facebook’s platform is free real estate for ads. The latest casualty is your Instagram stories. In 2019, Instagram started showing double ads...
Instagram

Instagram Bows to Pressure, Walks Backs Recent Changes

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After receiving criticism from users and mega influencers and Reality TV moguls Kim Kardashian and Kylie Jenner this last few days, Instagram finally caved...
Instagram Reels Remix

All Instagram Videos Under 15 Minutes To Be Treated as Reels

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Tiktok is the leading social media platform right now. No one would have thought that a social media app that was created after the...
Instagram

Instagram Direct Messaging is Still Down

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Popular social media platform Instagram is having an outage on its messaging feature. Issues on DMs started last evening on the Meta-owned platform as...
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

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...
instagram

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...
Instagram

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...
instagram

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...