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Instagram rolls out controversial photo album feature on iOS and Android

Up until now, only brands could share multiple photos in a single Instagram post. Now, the photo-focused social network is rolling out the feature for all users of its iOS and Android app.
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#ThrowbackThursday is only the start: Instagram hashtags for every day of the week

Not getting your hashtag fill with #ThrowbackThursday or #ManCrushMonday? Here's a list of some of the platform's more popular hashtags, so you can outfit your next Instagram post with the proper tag, regardless of what day it is.
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Cheap date: Tinder will reward your emoji-only story with Valentine’s Day cash

Tinder has started a contest to reward people with funds for Valentine's Day dates to whomever gives the best date proposals using nothing but emojis. Tinder will spend a total of $10,000 to reward up to $500 to each winning…
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Snap makes key hire to ensure no one copies Snapchat features again

Snap Inc. isn’t happy about Facebook stealing Snapchat's features. To ensure its products are safe from plagiarism, the company has hired a security expert whose startup specializes in protecting software from reverse-engineering.
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Mark Zuckerberg quietly announces a massive increase in Instagram’s user numbers

Instagram now has 400 million daily active users. The photo-sharing app's unabated growth has seen it add an extra 100 million new daily users to its already impressive tally in just over seven months.
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Facebookagram, anyone? Instagram's Android beta just got photo albums

Instagram is slowly becoming a little more like Facebook. How so? Well, the Android beta of the app just added an option for photo albums, allowing users to upload up to 10 photos into a single post.
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Instagram rolling out new live-streaming feature globally starting next week

Instagram added a live-streaming feature to its app last month. The global rollout of the feature commences next week. These video streams won't be archived for later enjoyment -- when you're done recording, the video goes away.

Fake Android Instagram apps have been stealing login credentials from users

Security researchers have discovered a series of fake Instagram apps on the Google Play Store that aim to steal your username and password through a sophisticated phishing scam. The apps have been taken down since being discovered.
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Instagram Stories grab 150 million daily views, will now come with ads

Instagram Stories is now bigger than ever, increasing its daily view count to an impressive 150 million in just five months. Instagram is capitalizing on the format's reach by allowing brands to insert ads between their Stories.

Follow these three styling tips for better still-life Instagram photos

YouTube channel Mango Life has created a short tutorial breaking down three simple steps you can take to improve your still-life photography, specifically that geared toward an Instagram audience.
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Linktree’s free service can help up your Instagram marketing game

Instagram only offers one opportunity to link outside your profile. Now, you can get around that limit with a little workaround from Linktree, a completely free service that can take your Instagram marketing game to the next level.
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U.S. Customs and Border Protection now asks foreign travelers for social media info

International travelers looking to visit the United States via the visa-waiver program are now being asked to include information on their online presence, including Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube account names.