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Instagram merges with Messenger for easier cross-platform messaging

Instagram merges with Messenger for easier cross-platform messaging

People using Instagram and Messenger can now send messages, photos, and videos between the two platforms.
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Instagram back online after brief outage Wednesday

Instagram back online after brief outage Wednesday

Instagram users reported issues with the social platform Wednesday afternoon.
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Facebook, Instagram can soon actively search for — and block — stolen images

Facebook, Instagram can soon actively search for — and block — stolen images

Facebook and Instagram can now actively look for and block or properly credit images used without the creator's permission, thanks to Rights Manager for Images.
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TikTok boss calls out Facebook, Instagram to team up against Trump ban

TikTok boss calls out Facebook, Instagram to team up against Trump ban

A top TikTok exec is telling Facebook and Instagram to put their money where their mouth is and help fight the Trump administration's ban.
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Why posting photos of your boarding pass is a terrible idea

Why posting photos of your boarding pass is a terrible idea

You may want to show off, but stop posting your boarding passes online. It's turning you into an easy target for hackers and indentity thieves.
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Facebook is paying some users to suspend their accounts before the 2020 election

Facebook is paying some users to suspend their accounts before the 2020 election

Facebook is offering to pay some users to suspend their accounts as part of a study into how social media affects democracy.
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Facebook will stop accepting new political ads in the week before Election Day

Facebook will stop accepting new political ads in the week before Election Day

Facebook says it won't accept submissions for new political ads in the week leading up to Election Day, but ads approved before that will continue to run.
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‘Outta the Gloss’ movement is taking the shine out of Glossier

‘Outta the Gloss’ movement is taking the shine out of Glossier

Social media giveth and social media taketh away: An Instagram movement aimed at Glossier, a brand that built itself up on social media, threatens to topple it.
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How to use Instagram Reels

How to use Instagram Reels

Instagram Reels allows you to share short multi-clip videos with friends and the Instagram community at large. Here's how to get started on your smartphone.
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Facebook starts merging Instagram, Messenger chat features on iOS, Android

Facebook starts merging Instagram, Messenger chat features on iOS, Android

Facebook has started merging its apps' messaging services, with an Instagram notification offering an update to allow users to chat with people on Messenger.
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Instagram kept pictures and private DMs long after users deleted them

Instagram kept pictures and private DMs long after users deleted them

Due to an issue, Instagram stored year-old pictures and private messages on its servers even after users had deleted them from their accounts.
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Facebook seeks to protect election integrity with its new voting info hub

Facebook seeks to protect election integrity with its new voting info hub

Facebook is now rolling out its information hub that will host voting resources and tools from a variety of sources in the United States.
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Instagram Reels launches in the U.S. to lure you off TikTok

Instagram Reels launches in the U.S. to lure you off TikTok

Instagram Reels is an in-app editing tool for creating 15-second videos synced to music or another type of audio.
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Jayapal accuses Facebook of threatening to clone Instagram before buying it

Jayapal accuses Facebook of threatening to clone Instagram before buying it

In Wednesday's antitrust hearing, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was grilled about his company's decision to acquire Instagram in 2012.
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iOS 14 camera indicator turns on when browsing Instagram; bug fix on the way

iOS 14 camera indicator turns on when browsing Instagram; bug fix on the way

The camera indicator of Apple's iOS 14 is activating even when just browsing the Instagram feed. A spokesperson said this is a bug, with a fix in development.
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Instagram’s new tool helps your photos raise money for personal causes

Instagram’s new tool helps your photos raise money for personal causes

Instagram's new personal fundraiser tool can raise funds for a variety of categories, for a small fee.
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Instagram introduces pinned comments to better moderate threads

Instagram introduces pinned comments to better moderate threads

Instagram announced a new feature that allows users to pin up to three comments on a post. The new tool is meant to better control the tone of comment threads.
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Microsoft suspends advertising on Facebook, Instagram

Microsoft suspends advertising on Facebook, Instagram

Microsoft is said to have suspended advertising on Facebook and Instagram in the U.S. sin May, with the pause expanded globally and extending through August.
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How to add a link to your Instagram Story

How to add a link to your Instagram Story

Want to harness the power of Instagram and turn it into traffic for sites or products you care about? You can. Here's how to add a link to your Instagram Story.
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Facebook will now let users turn off political ads

Facebook will now let users turn off political ads

Facebook will let users turn off political ads, and launched a new information hub for the 2020 election that will offer users resources about voting.
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Report: Instagram set to become a more popular news source than Twitter

Report: Instagram set to become a more popular news source than Twitter

The use of Instagram as a news source has reportedly doubled since 2018. The photo-sharing app is especially popular for news for people between ages 18 and 24.
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Facebook, Messenger, and Instagram reportedly suffer outages

Facebook, Messenger, and Instagram reportedly suffer outages

Facebook and Instagram experienced outages on Monday, some users said. Facebook, Facebook Messenger, and Instagram direct messages were down for some users.
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How to livestream on Instagram

How to livestream on Instagram

A livestream on Instagram is a great way to connect with followers in real time from anywhere. We'll show you how with these simple step-by-step instructions.
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The rise of ‘swipe-up’ activism on Instagram

The rise of ‘swipe-up’ activism on Instagram

Instagram users are sharing links to prewritten emails, the latest viral way to spread social activism amid U.S. protests against racism and police brutality.
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TikTok isn’t paying its biggest stars, but they don’t really care

TikTok isn’t paying its biggest stars, but they don’t really care

TikTok just had its best quarter as more people are tuning in than ever. But will the lack of ad monetization hamper its growth and popularity among creators?
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Instagram plays catch-up by finally paying its creators. Will they stay?

Instagram plays catch-up by finally paying its creators. Will they stay?

Instagram is one of the last major social media platforms to pay its creators for content they make on the app. Experts say it's been a long time coming.
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Instagram gets smarter about copyrighted music in live videos

Instagram gets smarter about copyrighted music in live videos

Instagram has paved the way for smoother live videos after changing the way it handles accompanying music that’s at risk of infringing the licensing agreement.
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Facebook buys popular GIF platform Giphy for $400 million

Facebook buys popular GIF platform Giphy for $400 million

Facebook has bought popular GIF platform Giphy for a reported $400 million. The social media company will integrate the platform into Instagram's features.
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Instagram will finally let you choose who can tag or mention you

Instagram will finally let you choose who can tag or mention you

In a trio of updates designed to fight online bullying, Instagram is now offering more control over who can tag you in posts.
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The founders of Instagram reunite to create a coronavirus tracker website

The founders of Instagram reunite to create a coronavirus tracker website

Instagram co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger have now reunited to launch a website for tracking the spread of coronavirus, officially called COVID-19.
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It’s time for Instagram to fully embrace the desktop

It’s time for Instagram to fully embrace the desktop

Instagram now allows users to send direct messages from their desktop. But why stop there? We say it's time for Instagram to offer a full desktop experience.
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How to add music to Instagram videos

How to add music to Instagram videos

Have you ever taken a beautiful video, only to have it ruined by noise? Here's how to add music to Instagram posts and your Story using Instagram and more.
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New Instagram stickers encourage foodies to support their top dining spots

New Instagram stickers encourage foodies to support their top dining spots

Instagram is launching interactive food order and gift card Stories stickers aimed at increasing orders for small restaurants struggling in lockdown.
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Instagram is finally letting you see your DMs on desktop

Instagram is finally letting you see your DMs on desktop

Instagram now allows you to read and send direct messages from your desktop. The much-requested feature had been in testing since January for select users.