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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 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 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”

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

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

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

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 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 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

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, 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

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

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?

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 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

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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 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

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.

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 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

Due to an issue, Instagram stored year-old pictures and private messages on its servers even after users had deleted them from their accounts.