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Instagram starts rolling out scheduled posts

It's taken a while, but Instagram is finally rolling out a scheduling feature that lets you plan posts more than two months ahead.
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Instagram to soon let creators make NFTs and sell them to fans

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Having trouble accessing your Instagram account? You’re not alone

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Instagram and Facebook down? You’re not alone

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Instagram’s expanded blocking lets you block a person’s backup accounts

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Instagram may be adopting this beloved MySpace feature

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TikTok pivots to photos while its competitors are still chasing its viral videos

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Get ready: there could be more ads in Instagram’s future

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When is the best time to post on Instagram?

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The OG App, an ad-free Instagram client, is no longer on the App Store

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Can’t stand using Instagram in 2022? This app fixes everything you hate about it

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Instagram is building a ‘nudity protection’ tool for your DMs

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Instagram appears to be down. Here’s what we know so far

Instagram appears to be down. Here’s what we know so far

You're not imagining it. Instagram is down. Here's what we know.
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3 reasons why Instagram Reels is failing to compete with TikTok

Instagram Reels doesn't seem to be doing so well. Here's a look at a few reasons why.
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Instagram has finally fixed the Stories sound bug in the latest version of its iPhone app

Instagram has finally fixed the Stories sound bug in the latest version of its iPhone app

No, it's not just you: Instagram won't stay muted anymore, even if you have your mute switch on. Here's what you can do to get Instagram to be quiet again.
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Instagram to start testing a repost feature

Instagram to start testing a repost feature

Instagram is about to start testing a feature that will let users share other people's content by reposting it, similar to other social media apps.
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Instagram whacked with massive fine over child privacy

Instagram whacked with massive fine over child privacy

Meta-owned Instagram has been fined 405 million euros ($403 million) for violating the European Union’s privacy-focused General Data Protection Regulation.
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Instagram ‘Not Interested’ button could come to save your feed

Instagram ‘Not Interested’ button could come to save your feed

Instagram is experimenting with two new features that will let users have more control over suggested posts and what they see in Explore.
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How to deactivate your Instagram account

How to deactivate your Instagram account

Growing tired of scrolling through photos and videos on Instagram? You can deactivate your account. Here's how to temporarily disable or permanently delete it.
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Instagram further restricts content for new accounts under 16

Instagram further restricts content for new accounts under 16

Instagram already expanded its Sensitive Content Control settings in June, but now it's adding a few more updates for its teen users.
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How to turn off precise location on your iPhone (and why you should)

How to turn off precise location on your iPhone (and why you should)

With social media apps like Instagram and TikTok sneaking peeks at your location, there are tools to keep your data safe that are built into your iPhone.
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Meta confirms it’s making a BeReal clone for Instagram

Meta confirms it’s making a BeReal clone for Instagram

Meta confirmed it's conducting an internal test on IG Candid, a clone of recently popular app BeReal that encourages authenticity.
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You can now use the Add Yours sticker on Reels for Facebook and Instagram

You can now use the Add Yours sticker on Reels for Facebook and Instagram

Meta has added six new creator-focused features to its Reels feature for Facebook and Instagram. But the most interesting one is the Add Yours sticker.
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The more Instagram copies TikTok, the more I hate using it

Instagram tried copying TikTok. Then it said it would stop. And now it's doing it again. And I'm so, so tired.
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Instagram’s chief is relocating to Europe, report says

Instagram’s chief is relocating to Europe, report says

Instagram boss Adam Mosseri is heading across the pond to live in London, England – reportedly for a variety of reasons.
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Instagram is undoing its TikTok-like changes you hated so much

Instagram is undoing its TikTok-like changes you hated so much

Instagram is reconsidering its pivot to a TikTok-style video feed after recent changes proved to be extremely unpopular with its fan base.
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Why Instagram’s pivot to video is making everyone so mad

Instagram is clearly committed to competing with TikTok. But in doing so it's ignoring what its users really want. Is its pivot to video worth it?
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Instagram boss says to expect even more video content

Instagram boss says to expect even more video content

Instagram boss Adam Mosseri took to his own platform on Tuesday to address a number of concerns that he's been hearing from the community recently.
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Instagram continues its TikTok makeover, will convert all videos to Reels

Instagram continues its TikTok makeover, will convert all videos to Reels

In the coming weeks, all videos under 15 minutes posted by a public account will turn into a Reel, open to viewing by everyone in the world and getting remixed.
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AI-generated faces are taking over the internet

AI can easily generate realistic faces that are completely fake, and it's making it harder for us to stop the spread of misinformation
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Instagram now lets you buy products right through chat

Instagram now lets you buy products right through chat

Instagram is adding a new chat functionality that lets users purchase products from small businesses via DMs.
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Instagram expands subscriber features to include DMs, Reels

Instagram expands subscriber features to include DMs, Reels

Instagram has announced that it has added four new features to its creators' subscription program.
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TikTok adds Twitter- and Instagram-like content control tools

TikTok adds Twitter- and Instagram-like content control tools

TikTok is rolling out a few new content control features and they look a lot like Twitter and Instagram.
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Meta’s new AI research may boost translations on Facebook, Instagram

Meta’s new AI research may boost translations on Facebook, Instagram

Facebook's parent company Meta has announced a new AI model for language translation and its research could improve translation on Facebook and Instagram.