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Threads is getting its own fact-checkers to combat misinformation

December 13, 2023

Via: Mashable

Meta plans to add direct fact-checking for Threads, with the aim to address misinformation on the app itself instead of referentially through its other platforms. Though the owner of Facebook and Instagram uses third-party fact-checking teams to debunk misinformation and […]


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Social media giants must face child safety lawsuits, judge rules

November 14, 2023

Via: The Verge

Meta, ByteDance, Alphabet, and Snap must proceed with a lawsuit alleging their social platforms have adverse mental health effects on children, a federal court ruled on Tuesday. US District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers rejected the social media giants’ motion to […]


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Meta may offer paid ad-free Facebook and Instagram in Europe

September 1, 2023

Via: The Verge

Meta could let users pay for Facebook and Instagram to avoid ads in their feeds, at least in Europe. The New York Times reports that Meta is considering a paid subscription to its social media products, an attempt by Meta […]


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Meta is testing paid account verification badges for Facebook and Instagram

February 20, 2023

Via: GSMArena.com

Facebook and Instagram users will soon get a new paid verified badge option in the form of Meta Verified. The $12 per month on web and $15/month on iOS and Android subscription will grant users a blue check next to […]


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Instagram launches broadcast channels, a digital message board for creators

February 16, 2023

Via: Mashable

Instagram users on Thursday learned about a new feature on the platform in an unusual way – via a random Instagram notification from Mark Zuckerberg inviting them to “join their broadcast channel: Meta Channel.” The new feature is called broadcast […]


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Instagram is adding more limits on targeting teens with ads

January 11, 2023

Via: Mashable

Instagram is making more changes to the ad experiences for teens as part of an ongoing attempt by the Meta-owned company to stop harming young people. The platform said in a post that it will further restrict the options advertisers […]


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Instagram finally drops the shopping tab from its news feed to focus on content

January 10, 2023

Via: Techradar

In what will be a great start to 2023 for many Instagram users, myself included, Meta announced that the navigation bar will have the ‘post’ icon back in the center again, instead of the top right in the Feed page. […]


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Instagram is down and suspending many accounts – here’s what we know

October 31, 2022

Via: Techradar

It looks like Instagram is down. Millions of users have been trying to scroll through their feed on the app, but rather than being brought with photos or reels, people are discovering that their accounts are locked out. As of […]


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How to rescue your hacked account: Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and more

October 17, 2022

Via: The Verge

Nearly 2 out of 5 Americans say that hackers have taken over their social media accounts. And those numbers are likely to rise as more and more account information gets leaked in breaches of big corporations. “[Hackers are] taking those […]


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Instagram working on feature to prevent users from viewing unsolicited nudes

September 22, 2022

Via: TechSpot

Instagram parent Meta confirmed to The Verge that it is developing a nudity protection feature for the photo-and-video sharing platform. Researcher Alessandro Paluzzi tweeted a screengrab of the technology, which “covers photos that may contain nudity in chat.” People will […]


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Instagram launches auto-generated captions for IG Feed videos

March 1, 2022

Via: Mashable

Captions are coming to your IG Feed. On Tuesday, Instagram announced that it would be adding auto-generated captions for IG Feed videos, in order to make the app “more accessible for those in the deaf/hard-of-hearing communities.” The feature is available […]


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Instagram will let users co-author posts and share likes

October 19, 2021

Via: The Verge

Instagram is kicking off a week of product reveals with the announcement of “Collabs,” a new feature that lets two users jointly share ownership of a single feed post or Reel. Tomorrow, it’s following this up by testing a new […]


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Instagram will now let creators practice live videos

October 14, 2021

Via: Mashable

Anyone who’s ever done an Instagram Live will know the prep behind it, making sure everything is just right: lighting, volume, Internet connection, the works. I do not count myself amongst these creators, but I can imagine it’s a stressful […]


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Instagram is testing new ‘Favorites’ to bring order to your chaotic feed

September 13, 2021

Via: The Verge

You’re on Instagram looking for your best friend’s daily dog update, but you have to scroll endlessly through a sea of posts you care little about, and probably forget what you’re looking for in the first place. After a few […]


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Instagram introduces new security feature against hackers

July 14, 2021

Via: Phone Arena

Instagram is taking a powerful new step to combat account hacking and malicious activity on their social media platform. If you yourself haven’t experienced your Instagram account getting compromised, you probably know at least a couple of friends who have. […]


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Facebook Runs Video Tests to Make Instagram More Like TikTok

July 2, 2021

Via: Social Media Today

Facebook is testing changes to its Instagram photo-sharing app that will make it more like the social video app TikTok. Adam Mosseri, the head of Instagram, announced the plan on Wednesday to show full-screen, recommended videos in user feeds. “We’re […]


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Instagram is trying its best to keep up with TikTok

July 1, 2021

Via: Phone Arena

After TikTok shook the social media market and fundamentally changed the name of the game, western companies quickly rushed in to grab a piece of the pie. As per usual, Instagram was quick to follow up with a similar feature […]


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Instagram Launches Live Test of Image and Video Uploads from the Desktop Version of the App

June 24, 2021

Via: Social Media Today

It’s been in development for the last few months, and now, Instagram is launching a first live test of the capability to publish feed posts from the desktop version of the app, with a small group of users now able […]


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Facebook Shops is coming to WhatsApp and Instagram

June 23, 2021

Via: Techradar

Facebook is boosting its focus on e-commerce by adding Shops to WhatsApp along with Shop Ads listings within Facebook Marketplace. A new Visual Search product option for Instagram completes the trio of latest developments. The announcements were unveiled via livestream […]


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Instagram copies another TikTok feature with ‘Remix’

March 31, 2021

Via: Mashable

Instagram’s new Remix feature looks a lot like the one that made TikTok so popular. The platform launched the Remix feature on Wednesday, which allows Instagram users to create their “own Reel next to one that already exists.” It’s very […]