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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 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

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

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 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 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 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

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 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

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 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

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

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 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 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 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 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

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

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

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

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

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 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.
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Netflix stars to host Instagram Live series about coping with coronavirus

Netflix announced it will be starting a new Instagram live series to talk about mental health during the coronavirus lockdown.
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10 celebrities that are streaming their own shows while stuck at home

At home amid coronavirus, celebs are creating shows to livestream on Instagram, YouTube, and Facebook.
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How to view Instagram Stories on your computer

Stories can give you insightful glimpses into others' lives. Here's how to feed your addiction and view Instagram Stories on your computer through the website.
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Beyond filters: Unlock the power hidden in Instagram’s photo editing tools

Move beyond filters. For quick fixes and subtle enhancements, you can do all of your image editing directly within Instagram -- but there are some limitations.
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Instagram shuts down major meme account over coronavirus scam

An Instagram account with close to 14 million followers was taken down by the social media company for perpetuating misinformation about the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Self-isolating comedians are pivoting from stand-up to Instagram

Comedians are flocking to Instagram as coronavirus closes clubs and bars in entertainment hubs like New York City and Los Angeles.
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Coronavirus isolation fuels surge in mental health posts on Instagram

Instagram users are turning to the platform to share their struggles with mental health as the ongoing coronavirus spreads, keeping millions of people indoors.
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Instagram’s co-watching feature takes the isolation out of social distancing

Instagram's new co-watching feature allows users to scroll with their friends -- liking posts, watching stories, or watching the same Instagram Live together.
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As coronavirus pushes millions inside, everyone is streaming on Instagram Live

From comedians to your neighbors, Instagram Live is seeing a huge spike in viewership as the spread of COVID-19 keeps everyone indoors and on social media.
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Love Is Quarantine: Instagram dating show pairs couples in ‘pandemic pods’

Instagram account @loveisquarantine is adapting the model of breakout Netflix reality show "Love Is Blind" during coronavirus to create virtual connections.
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Online platforms like Facebook are losing yet another ‘infodemic’ war

With cases of Coronavirus on the rise around the globe, online platforms like Facebook and Google are struggling to stem the resulting tide of misinformation.