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New Instagram Updated Allows Users To Like Stories Without Sending DMs

The newest update rolled out by Instagram will allow users to like stories without sending the poster a DM. This means users can now ‘like’ a photo or video shared by someone on their Instagram Stories without showing up in their DMs. Instagram head Adam Mosseri made the announcement through a video which he shared on Twitter. Mosseri said in the video, “So now, as you go through Stories, between sending a message and that little paper airplane, there will be a heart icon.” Mosseri informed viewers that clicking on the heart icon will not send the poster any message, but will show up with the like count of the Story, along with it’s view count. This new feature is being called the ‘Story Like’.

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Meta Threatens to Take Down Facebook and Instagram Service in the EU

Meta Platforms Inc. is yet again threatening to pull it’s services from Europe if it is prevented from exporting user information back to US servers. This threat comes in response to a new law in the EU that mandates all companies gathering user information within the EU to store and process it on European servers. However, Facebook and Instagram process their data on both European as well as US servers, which is essential for targeted ads and businesses operated on these platforms.

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Instagram Remix Feature Not Exclusive to Reels, Expanded to All Videos

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Instagram, the Meta-owned image based social media platform, announces that it will be expanding the Instagram Remix feature to all public videos on their platform. They had first introduced the feature in 2021 for the short-video format available on Instagram, called Instagram Reels. Using this feature, a creator can ‘remix’ their own video with existing Instagram Reels by themselves or by other users. Therefore, the final outcome appears like a split view. Thus viewers are able to watch a stitched together version of both the short clips. As per the latest Instagram update, users can now use the Instagram Remix with more functionalities. Users can now create remixes with regular Instagram videos which are publicly posted. Moreover, the update will bring a longer time limit.

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Instagram to Prioritize Reels in 2022

In the upcoming new year of 2022, Instagram is going to be focusing primarily on video content. This strategy by the company includes an emphasis on the “Reels” feature offered by them. Adam Mosseri, Instagram’s head, has stated in a video message that the photo sharing platform intends to double down on video and focus on Reels in 2022. Mosseri also mentioned that the Meta-owned company intends to consolidate its video products around Reels and plans to continue growing that product.

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Instagram is Trying Out New ‘Take a Break’ Feature for iOS Devices

Adam Mosseri, CEO of Instagram, said in an announcement today that the platform is going to begin beta testing a new feature from this week – one that he, personally, is very excited about. The feature in question is “Take a Break”, a new digital wellness initiative from Instagram. True to its name, the new feature is programmed to remind users who stay on the platform for extended time periods to “Take a Break”.

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Instagram Takes Off The Swipe-Up Feature From Stories

Instagram has dramatically transformed the world of the internet. Since its inception over a decade ago, it has become one of the most popular social media apps. With over a billion active users, including celebrities and politicians, the app brought Influencers into being. If you are among the hashtag generation, then you might have blue-ticked people on your following list. These people with a substantial follower base get more than just tons of likes on their posts. One of the privileges is being able to put links to their stories.

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Instagram To Show Photos And Videos To Improve Search

Instagram has dramatically changed the world of the internet. Since its inception over a decade ago, it has become one of the most popular social media apps. With over a billion active users, including celebrities and politicians, the app brought Influencers into being. Unless you live under a rock, you must have witnessed or are a part of the Double Tapping generation. Instagram announced a new search system for its mobile app earlier this week. It will give you the option to search using photos and videos aside from the usual accounts, hashtags, and places.

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Instagram Rolls Out Anti-Abuse Features

We live in an era of technology where the internet has brought people from all niches and ideologies under one umbrella. It has been a ray of sunshine and hope- a safe place for people with diverse interests and propensities to share their stories and opinions. While all of this is true, we cannot deny the fact that another side to this coin exists in the form of online bullying and harassment. The vision of a safe online space is far from sight, but social media sites are persistently trying to improve the scenario. Taking a step in this regard, Instagram has rolled out anti-bullying features to be implemented on its app across all platforms.

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Instagram Now Made The Auto-Caption Feature Available In Stories

Instagram has brought forth a new feature. This is a captions sticker feature that will interpret the speech present in the videos. This will for now, be available in “English and English-speaking countries”. But it will soon be available in other countries and languages too. Instagram has also said that they will be testing this feature in Reels too.

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