The head of Instagram, Adam Mosseri, is not thrilled with the TikTok Competitor Reels site. During an interview with The Verge’s Decoder podcast today, he discussed the format, which launched in the US in August. Read More
An announcement was made by Instagram that it will be releasing new features to help combat COVID-19 misinformation: a link will be seen by users in areas with surging cases to their local health authority at the very top of their feed along with vaccination information will also be directed to credible health sources. Read More
Additional modifications in Facebook’s policy against fake news on its social networks was made in an announcement recently. Users sharing misleading information on Facebook and Instagram will now be punished severely by the company. Read More
Facebook Messenger and Instagram now let users have the option to auto-delete messages right after the user exits the mode on either of the phone apps. Facebook has coined the term “Vanish mode” for the new feature, which wipes out messages instantly after users exit the chat, thus encouraging users to have more intimate and in-the-moment conversations without any fear. Read More
Instagram has recently been receiving a lot of updates and this new one has to be one of the most significant ones. Facebook had merged their messaging app with Instagram DMs a while back and with a pleasant surprise, they seem to have brought the chat themes to Instagram along with them. Moreover, several new and exciting features have been enumerated as well. Read More
Instagram announced earlier today regarding the most recent update for their much-celebrated live feature. Now, users will be able to go live for a whooping 4 hours. In comparison with the earlier restricted 60 minutes, it is a huge development and influencers alongside users are very excited to make the optimum use of this new update. Read More
Instagram live videos have taken off immensely amidst the pandemic and the company is now looking forward to adding the concept on fan badges onto live streams done by the influencers and content creators on the app. Read More
Instagram is celebrating its 10th birthday by including an easter egg that will let users switch back to the original icon – or even earlier ones – without creating a shortcut for it.
It is also bringing back the photo map feature, along with new anti-bullying measures and a warning when you’re following an account that belongs to a nation-state. Read More
Instagram and Facebook Messenger have now officially merged their chats, in the implementation of the next phase of the company’s planned unified messaging service for Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp.
The New York Times is reporting that Facebook plans to combine messaging services across its applications, merging chats from WhatsApp, Instagram and Messenger.
Apple is introducing quite a polarizing new privacy feature in 2021. It will allow users to control whether their activities are being tracked and sent to advertisers or not. The opt-in feature will let users volunteer to send information to advertisers, as opposed to the current system where there is no other option than the advertisers tracking your online activity.
Advertisers are opposed to this new feature and say this will lead to a 50% drop in revenues. Along with small advertising agencies, Instagram and its parent company Facebook are also trying their level best to create a strong case against this new feature. Read More