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Instagram exploring new profile grid offering greater personalization

Instagram exploring new profile grid offering greater personalization

Instagram is reported to be exploring a new feature that lets you you edit your profile grid for greater personalization.
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Instagram is reviving the chronological feed, with another surprise in tow

Instagram is reviving the chronological feed, with another surprise in tow

Instagram has started testing three formats: Following for a chronological feed, Home for algorithmically curated feed, and Favorites for close friends only.
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Instagram boss highlights three new features, including Profile Embeds

Instagram boss highlights three new features, including Profile Embeds

Instagram chief Adam Mosseri popped up online on Thursday to highlight several new features that have just landed on the popular social networking platform.
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How to repost on Instagram

How to repost on Instagram

Have you ever seen a cool picture on Instagram and wanted to share it with your friends, family, and followers? There are two simple workarounds you can use.
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Instagram’s Playback takes on Spotify’s 2021 recap feature

Instagram’s Playback takes on Spotify’s 2021 recap feature

Instagram joins Spotify with its own yearly recap feature, dubbed Playback. It's available through New Year's Eve.
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Instagram to reinstate a feature that everyone misses

Instagram to reinstate a feature that everyone misses

Instagram says it's planning to reinstate a feature it ditched five years ago that lets you view posts in chronological order.
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Instagram’s Take a Break feature will nudge teens to spend less time on the app

Instagram’s Take a Break feature will nudge teens to spend less time on the app

Instagram announced a bunch of updates to its platform in a move to make it safer for teenagers.
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Instagram now allows people to add music to feed posts in three countries

Instagram now allows people to add music to feed posts in three countries

Instagram is testing the ability to add music to feed posts in three countries. It will allow users to browse through various music clips.
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Instagram is shutting down its Threads messaging app

Instagram is shutting down its Threads messaging app

Instagram’s stand-alone message app, Threads, will soon be shutting down as part of the ongoing consolidation of messaging apps by Meta.
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Instagram Badges help creators to cash in on their followers

Instagram Badges help creators to cash in on their followers

Instagram Badges is a new feature that can let you earn cash from your followers. Here's how to enable it.
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Instagram will now pay creators $35,000 to use Reels in challenge to Tik-Tok

Instagram will now pay creators $35,000 to use Reels in challenge to Tik-Tok

Instagram is paying people to share Reels on their platform, with some reporting offers as high as $35,000.
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Instagram tests Take a Break feature for better time management

Instagram tests Take a Break feature for better time management

Instagram is testing a new feature called Take a Break that's designed to help you better manage your time on the popular app.
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Instagram is preparing its own subscription service

Instagram is preparing its own subscription service

Instagram is the latest social media platform to move towards a subscription service as app store sleuths uncover service pricing.
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Instagram link previews have finally returned to Twitter

Instagram link previews have finally returned to Twitter

Instagram links on Twitter are showing preview images again. The feature disappeared from Twitter nine years ago, forcing users to click through to Instagram.
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With Instagram’s newest sticker, you no longer need to say “link in bio”

With Instagram’s newest sticker, you no longer need to say “link in bio”

Instagram expands the availability of its link sticker after an initial test for verified users.
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Instagram’s newest feature will let you know when it does go down

Instagram’s newest feature will let you know when it does go down

Forget Down Detector or Twitter, Instagram will let you know when it's experiencing issues -- at least if you're in the U.S.
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Instagram is testing a notification system for ‘confusing’ outages

Instagram is testing a notification system for ‘confusing’ outages

A week after a massive outage that knocked out Instagram for its global community, the company says it's testing a notification system for similar events.
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Instagram back up after second major outage of the week

Instagram back up after second major outage of the week

Just a few days after a global Facebook outage, Instagram went down for over two hours due to a different technical issue.
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Facebook’s massive outage saw millions sign up for rival apps

Facebook’s massive outage saw millions sign up for rival apps

Facebook's calamitous global outage, which also affected Messenger and WhatsApp, apparently prompted tens of millions of users to seek out rival apps.
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Facebook reveals the cause of Monday’s global outage

Facebook reveals the cause of Monday’s global outage

Facebook has offered an explanation as to why its social media services suffered a serious outage on Monday that lasted around six hours.
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This is how much Facebook’s outage is thought to have cost it

This is how much Facebook’s outage is thought to have cost it

Facebook is mostly back online now after suffering a global outage on Monday lasting around six hours. This is how much the downtime is thought to have cost it.
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Facebook, WhatsApp, and Instagram are back after several hours offline

Facebook, WhatsApp, and Instagram are back after several hours offline

Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp are back after suffering a complete outage that spanned several hours.
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The internet had a field day dunking on Facebook while it’s down

The internet had a field day dunking on Facebook while it’s down

Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp are all down, leaving the whole internet with no choice but to post their dunks on Twitter. Here are the best ones.
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Messenger and Instagram gain cross-app group chats, new themes

Messenger and Instagram gain cross-app group chats, new themes

Facebook today unveiled new features for its unified Messenger and Instagram Direct service, including new group chat options, themes, and Watch Together.
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Why is Instagram flooded with ‘nah he tweakin’ comments?

Why is Instagram flooded with ‘nah he tweakin’ comments?

If you go to Instagram right now, a majority of the comments you'll see are one simple phrase: "Nah he tweakin". But ... why?
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Instagram mulls iPhone widget for easier account switching

Instagram mulls iPhone widget for easier account switching

Instagram is reportedly developing an iPhone widget that would make it a lot easier to switch between multiple accounts.
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Facebook’s Zuckerberg makes waves with offbeat Fourth of July Instagram video

Facebook’s Zuckerberg makes waves with offbeat Fourth of July Instagram video

Watch Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg celebrating the Fourth of July by riding his electric hydrofoil board while holding the American flag.
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How to get verified on Instagram (the right way)

How to get verified on Instagram (the right way)

Have you seen a blue check mark next to an Instagram username? Blue check marks note that an account is verified. Here's how to obtain that rare blue emblem.
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Instagram Lite is back, and the app is a tiny 2MB download

Instagram Lite is back, and the app is a tiny 2MB download

Facebook officially announced Instagram Lite, a streamlined, smaller version of the main Instagram app. It's ready to download in 170 countries today.
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The future of Facebook is Instagram

The future of Facebook is Instagram

As Facebook itself slowly declines, Facebook Inc. is seemingly shifting its focus to Instagram and using the platform to test new ideas and approaches.
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How to post on Instagram from your PC or Mac

How to post on Instagram from your PC or Mac

Instagram doesn’t natively support the ability to upload photos from a PC or Mac; however, there are workarounds for those who wish to do so. Here's how.
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Practically every major social app has a Stories function now. This is why

Practically every major social app has a Stories function now. This is why

Snapchat popularized the idea of ephemeral social media years ago, but now the feature is is popping up in dozens of other platforms. Here's why.
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Why Instagram’s dreaded Shopping tab is a big win for small businesses

Why Instagram’s dreaded Shopping tab is a big win for small businesses

Instagram's new Shop tab could benefit small online businesses, but it will require looking below the surface of an almost criminally manipulative UI redeisgn.
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Facebook expands its ban on QAnon conspiracy theory accounts

Facebook expands its ban on QAnon conspiracy theory accounts

Facebook has announced a blanket ban on QAnon accounts in a bid to drastically cut down on content linked to the radical conspiracy theory group.