Posts tagged as: Instagram

Co-Watching Comes To Instagram

Instagram has just launched Co-Watching – a new feature that “allows you to view Instagram posts together with your friends over video chat. You can start a video chat by tapping the video chat icon in the Direct inbox or in an existing Direct thread, then view saved, liked and suggested photos/videos by tapping the […]

Instagram Ups Power Of Video And Stickers On The Social Network

Instagram today announced several new ways people can interact with one another via the social network. First, it has added the ability to ask friends for music recommendations, or to make your own recommendations, using the questions sticker. A new music icon appears in the sticker that lets people browse or search through the music library […]

Instagram Users Can Now Send Private Voice Messages

Instagram has announced users can send direct private voice messages. “Talk the way you want to be heard, whether by whispering what you’re up to or shouting a compliment,” said Instagram. The feature is rolling out to Android and iOS devices over the next few days

Instagram Launches ‘Close Friends’ Only Sharing

Instagram today gave people more control over who sees their stories. A new tool called Close Friends lets people create small groups and share stories that are only visible to members of that group. The Close Friends function appears in the side menu of users’ profiles. Only those who create the lists will be able to […]

Instagram Brings AI For Improved Accessibility

Instagram has introduced two new tools that the visually impaired can put to use. First, Instagram is turning on automatic alternative text so the visually impaired can hear better, more detailed descriptions of photos that are displayed under the Feed, Explore, and Profile tabs. Instagram says this tool relies on object recognition to generate the […]

Instagram Playing With New Profile Design

Instagram  plans to make some adjustments to the appearance of user profiles. “Over the next several weeks, you may see features re-arranged at the top of your profile including changes to icons, buttons, and the way you navigate between tabs, which we hope will make profiles easier and cleaner to use,” said the company in […]

Instagram’s Stronger Security Tools Come To Android

Instagram has made a set of improved security features available to Android users. It integrated these same changes to the iOS app in August. This move will make it easier for people to verify their own accounts. Those who wish to verify their account can follow the steps in the settings menu. Instagram says not […]

Instagram Launches Nametag To Make Following People Easier IRL

Instagram has introduced a new customizable identification card called Nametag. The goal is to help people easily find the Instagram profiles of those they meet via their phones. Instagram users can personalize their Nametag with designs, colors, emojis, selfies, and stickers. In order to share the Nametag, two people will need to open Instagram on […]

Instagram’s Founders Exiting

Instagram co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger have decided to leave Facebook, which purchased Instagram for $1 billion in 2012. Instagram started with just a handful of people and now employs more than one thousand all around the globe. Systrom and Krieger expressed gratitude for the opportunities afforded them over the eight years since Instagram’s […]

Instagram Releases Helpful Guide For Parents

Instagram hopes its new Parents Guide helps parents manage their kids’ use of Instagram. The guide walks parents through three main areas of focus, including privacy, interactions, and time. For example, it will teach parents how to set appropriate privacy safeguards to protect their teens from unwanted interactions. It details comment controls and the ability to report unwanted […]

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