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The latest Instagram news, updates, and user guides, all in one place. Digital Trends offers in-depth coverage of everything this social media platform, including helpful explainers for posting, using the right hashtags, and gathering a healthy following. Here’s everything you need to know about Instagram.

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How to search for filters on Instagram

Filters are a great way to improve your Instagram posts. Here's how to find them on the social networking app and make your posts come to life.
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How to deactivate your Instagram account (or delete it)

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How to turn off Activity Status on Instagram

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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Worried about the TikTok ban? Here are 5 TikTok alternatives you should use

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How to see who has unfollowed you on Instagram

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How to view Instagram without an account

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Meta’s ChatGPT killer is taking over your favorite apps

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Are WhatsApp and Facebook down? Here’s what you need to know

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How to get verified on Instagram Threads

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Are Facebook and Instagram still down? Here’s what we know

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

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Instagram alternative Glass is getting more expensive in 2024 is an excellent alternative for photographers who want to escape the Instagram grind. But it's getting more expensive in 2024.
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You should probably stay away from the Instagram Wrapped app

An app called Wrapped for Instagram has been making waves lately. But is it safe to use, or is it a scam? Here's what you need to know.
Meta AI's Dungeon Master looks like Snoop Dogg.

Meta just created a Snoop Dogg AI for your text RPGs

Meta AI is leaving the laboratory and coming to social media, with fun and realistic avatars that look like celebrities.
Meta's cartoon avatars for Instagram and Messenger.

Meta brings cartoon avatars to video calls on Instagram and Messenger

Don't want to show your face in a video call on Instagram or Messenger? Well, now you can use a cartoon avatar instead.
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The 10 big ways that Threads is totally different from Twitter

Threads has quite a few similarities to Twitter, which likely made it easier for you to join. But now let's examine the glaring differences between the two.
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Instagram Threads: what you need to know, and how to sign up

Instagram Threads — Instagram's new Twitter alternative — is finally here. Here's everything you need to know about the app, including how to sign up.
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Instagram and Messenger get more parental supervision tools

Meta has just released additional supervision tools for parents of teens who use apps such as Instagram and Messenger.
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Facebook vows to restrict news access in Canada

Facebook owner Meta will restrict news access in Canada after lawmakers passed legislation designed to force it to pay news outlets for hosting their content.
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Instagram may be preparing an AI-powered chatbot

With ChatGPT continuing to gain so much attention, other tech companies have been scrambling to release their own AI-powered chatbots in a bid to stay relevant.
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Instagram finally lets you add multiple links to your bio

Instagram has finally relented and now allows you to add more than one link to your profile page. Instagram's boss said: "Sorry it took so long."
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Meta already verified me to influence elections — so why do I have to pay for a checkmark?

If you have to prove who you are and where you live to run political advertising on Facebook and Instagram, paying for a blue checkmark makes even less sense.
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Barbie selfie generator: how to use the barbie filter

The new Barbie movie trailer has been a smash hit on social media — as has its meme-worthy posters. Here's how to make your very own Barbie poster selfie.
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Instagram used to be one of my favorite apps — now I can’t stand it

Instagram used to be one of my favorite apps on my phone. But as the years have gone on, I'm getting to the point where I can't stand it.
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If you can’t stand ads on Instagram, you’re going to hate this update

Instagram is already something of a nightmare when it comes to wading through advertisements, so, Meta decided to make it worse.
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How a tiny social media break can give you surprisingly big health benefits

According to a remarkable research courtesy of Swansea University, cutting down on social media can fix health, immune function, loneliness, and depression.
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Spotify gets first major redesign in 10 years with TikTok-like scroll

Spotify today announced its first major redesign in a decade, bringing a more discovery-focused UI reminiscent of social platforms like TikTok and Instagram.
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Meta unveils paid verification service for Instagram and Facebook users

Meta is offering Facebook and Instagram users a paid verification service. Similar to Twitter Blue, subscribers will get a blue badge and various perks.
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Trump allowed to return to Facebook and Instagram

Donald Trump has been allowed by Meta to start posting again on Facebook and Instagram as he eyes a return to the White House.
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Instagram Top 9: how to see your top 9 photos of 2022

If you've been posting on Instagram for the last year, you may want to see which photos were your most popular. Here's how to see your top 9 posts of 2022!
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Instagram 2022 recap: how to make your end-of-year Reel

Instagram added a Recap Reel template for users to share their favorite moments from 2022. Here's how to access it.
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Are your Instagram comments not showing up? You’re not alone

Comments aren't showing up for some Instagram users. Here's everything we know about the issue and if it's going to be fixed.
Instagram's new Notes feature, released in December 2022.

Instagram’s new Notes feature rolls out with several others

Instagram announced a bunch of new features and tests on Tuesday, including Notes, which offers another way to send short messages to selected recipients.