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How to deactivate your Instagram account (or delete it)

Need to shut down your Instagram account for a spell? We’ll teach you how to complete your account’s deactivation.
Notifications related to Instagram's new algorithm to surface content linked to smaller accounts.

Instagram shows love to smaller accounts that post original content

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How to undo reposts on TikTok (and why you should)

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How to download a video from Facebook

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How to run a free background check

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What does a check mark mean on Facebook Messenger?

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‘Photoshopped’ royal photo causes a stir

How to transfer photos from an iPhone to an iPhone

How to remove location data from your iPhone photos

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How to get verified on Instagram Threads

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How to download Instagram photos for free

How to delete your YouTube account

Here’s how to delete your YouTube account on any device

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I paid Meta to ‘verify’ me — here’s what actually happened

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How to make a GIF from a YouTube video

YouTube videos are great, but if you want to use them for some quick reactions, GIFs are better. Here's how to make a GIF from a YouTube video in three ways.
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Bluesky barrels toward 1 million new sign-ups in a day

Social media app Bluesky has picked nearly a million new users just a day after exiting its invitation-only beta and opening to everyone.
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How to go live on TikTok (and can you with under 1,000 followers?)

TikTok allows you to broadcast yourself live to the community. Here's how to go live on TikTok in a few short taps.
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How to set your Facebook Feed to show most recent posts

Facebook's Feed button allows you to see a list of chronologically sorted posts. Here's where to find and use it.
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How to create multiple profiles on a Facebook account

Facebook now lets you create multiple profiles for one Facebook account. Here's how to create a new profile.
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X (formerly Twitter) returns after global outage

X, formerly Twitter, suffered a global outage for about 90 minutes early on Thursday morning, and the cause has yet to be revealed.
Instagram Threads app.

X rival Threads could be about to get millions of more users

Threads – Meta’s rival to X, formerly Twitter – is hoping to get a big boost after launching in the EU, a market with nearly half a billion people.
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WhatsApp now lets you send self-destructing voice messages

WhatsApp has offered self-destructing photo and video messages since 2021, and now it's expanded the feature to voice messages.
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YouTuber gets more than just clicks for deliberately crashing plane

YouTuber and former Olympic snowboarder Trevor Jacob has been jailed for his part in a video stunt that involved crashing a plane.
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How to delete or deactivate your Facebook account

Whether you want to be free of Facebook forever or just need a break from it, we've got you covered. Here's how to delete or deactivate your Facebook account.
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X now offers audio and video calls, but it’s easy to turn off

X, formerly Twitter, has added audio and video calls as part of efforts to transform the platform into a multipurpose super-app.
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Discord is getting a big update that gives users more ways to pay

Discord's fall updates focus on changes to user safety, the monetization of profile customization, and third-party app usage.
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X begins charging $1 a year for new, unverified accounts

As part of a test by the firm formerly known as Twitter, new X accounts in two countries will be charged for things like posting, reposting, and replying.
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TikTok sued by Utah over alleged child addiction harm

The action by Utah's Division of Consumer Protection is the latest in a string of moves by U.S. bodies to crack down on the popular app.
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X, formerly Twitter, may be about to test 3 subscription tiers

A new report suggests X, formerly Twitter, is looking to introduce three new subscription tiers, while it's not clear if a free option will remain.
A silhouetted person holds a smartphone displaying the Facebook logo. They are standing in front of a sign showing the Meta logo.

Meta pays big bucks to end office lease that still had 18 years left

The move is a sign of the times, with tech giants and other large companies responding to the popularity of remote working since the pandemic.
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Facebook’s rebrand isn’t quite as drastic as Twitter’s

Facebook owner Meta has unveiled a new logo and some other design changes for the social network, though the new look is much like the old one.
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X, formerly Twitter, looks set to become subscription-only

Elon Musk has said that as part of efforts to tackle the issue of bots on X, formerly Twitter, all users may be asked to pay a small monthly fee.
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How to use Meta Threads on the web

Meta's newest social media platform, Threads, is now available on the web. Here's how to access it, what to expect, and how to use it.
A screenshot of Snapchat's new AI-powered Dreams feature.

Snapchat hopes its new AI selfie feature will be a moneymaker

After jumping on the generative-AI bandwagon earlier with year with its My AI chatbot, Snapchat has now launched an AI selfie feature called Dreams.
The new X sign replacing the Twitter logo on the company's headquarters in San Francisco.

X says it’s squashing the bug that deleted Twitter images and links

X, formerly known as Twitter, says it’s working to restore images and links that suddenly and rather mysteriously disappeared from the platform in recent days.
The new X sign replacing the Twitter logo on the company's headquarters in San Francisco.

X seems to have deleted years of old Twitter images

X, formerly known as Twitter, appears to be having trouble showing images posted on the social media platform between 2011 and 2014.
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