Instagram will now hide ‘Likes’ in six more countries to remove pressure

After several months of testing ‘removing like counts’ feature in Canada, Instagram is expanding the feature to six more countries – Ireland, Italy, Japan, Brazil, Australia, and New Zealand. This gives more users a chance to hide the like count on their posts. Continue reading “Instagram will now hide ‘Likes’ in six more countries to remove pressure”

Instagram to block hashtags from search related to anti-vaccination misinformation

Instagram on Thursday said that it will block search results for hashtags that return false information to discourage people from getting vaccinated. Facebook-owned, Instagram announced this at an event for press in San Francisco. Continue reading “Instagram to block hashtags from search related to anti-vaccination misinformation”

Instagram could hide the number of likes on photos

In a recent development, Facebook-owned Instagram is considering hiding the number of likes a post gets. This unreleased feature was first noted by social media researcher Jane Manchun Wong, who constantly discovers hidden changes within social media applications. Continue reading “Instagram could hide the number of likes on photos”

Instagram adds ‘Checkout’ feature to facilitate shopping without leaving app

Spending money just got easier now with Instagram! Facebook-owned Instagram has introduced ‘checkout’ feature on Instagram. With this feature, you can now buy a product without leaving the app. Continue reading “Instagram adds ‘Checkout’ feature to facilitate shopping without leaving app”

Instagram working on ‘Donation’ sticker to raise funds for non-profits

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Commerce will be a huge part of Facebook’s 2019 roadmap as confirmed by the company’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg. In-line with the plan, the company is said to be working on launching a fundraiser sticker in 2019 that would potentially gather credit card info. Facebook’s own Donate buttons have raised $1 billion.  Continue reading “Instagram working on ‘Donation’ sticker to raise funds for non-profits”

Instagram said to be testing web version of Direct messages

Instagram is said to be internally testing a web version of Instagram Direct messaging that lets users to chat with others without the app. When this feature rolls out, the Direct message will be available on the desktop, Android, iOS and the mobile web browser. Continue reading “Instagram said to be testing web version of Direct messages”

Facebook and Instagram to no longer allow graphic images that promote self-harm

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Facebook and Instagram have shared updates on how it enforces policies against self-harm or suicide on the platform. The company since 2016 has built its approach with experts in suicide prevention. These experts unanimously reaffirmed that Facebook should allow users to share admissions of self-harmed suicidal thoughts, but should not allow people to share content promoting it. Continue reading “Facebook and Instagram to no longer allow graphic images that promote self-harm”

Instagram said to be working on ‘Main Account’ feature to manage multiple logins easier

Facebook is said to be working on bringing Instagram login as an option while logging in with apps and websites. Instagram has prototyped the “Main Account” feature that would let users set one of their profiles as a primary account and then link their other accounts to it. Logging into the main account would instantly log them into the rest, as well. Continue reading “Instagram said to be working on ‘Main Account’ feature to manage multiple logins easier”

Instagram for iOS now lets you regram your posts to multiple accounts

Instagram is said to be adding the ability to publish posts to different accounts you control at the same time by toggling them on within the composer screen. This feature is becoming available to all iOS users, according to Instagram spokesperson.  Continue reading “Instagram for iOS now lets you regram your posts to multiple accounts”

Instagram accidentally rolled out horizontal feed widely and reverts back; company says it was a bug

Instagram seems to be quietly testing the horizontal feed for some users which is a huge shift from vertically scrolling user experience. It accidentally wide-spread the rollout of the horizontal feed and reverted back to the original layout owing to the increasingly negative comments from users.  Continue reading “Instagram accidentally rolled out horizontal feed widely and reverts back; company says it was a bug”

Instagram gets sticker for music recommendations, interactive countdown sticker and more

Instagram has announced that starting today; you’ll see new ways to interact with your friends and form a deeper connection with the people you follow on Instagram. You can now use the questions sticker for music recommendations in Stories. You’ll also see a new interactive sticker in Stories that lets you count down to exciting moments together. Continue reading “Instagram gets sticker for music recommendations, interactive countdown sticker and more”

Instagram now lets you add friends to an ongoing video chat in Direct

Instagram Video Chat

Instagram Direct has the ability to video chat with your friends and family. Today the company is bringing the ability to add people to an ongoing video chat in Direct. Just swipe up while you’re chatting to add more friends while keeping the conversation going. Continue reading “Instagram now lets you add friends to an ongoing video chat in Direct”

Instagram Year in Review 2018: Fortnite records highest hashtag, heart emoji, Disneyland Tokyo and much more

With 2018 coming to an end, companies are bringing yearly rewinds and highlights to showcase the things that trended on their platform over the course of 12 months. After Google, it is Instagram which is sharing trends from the year. Continue reading “Instagram Year in Review 2018: Fortnite records highest hashtag, heart emoji, Disneyland Tokyo and much more”

Instagram said to be testing ‘Creator Accounts’ with DM Filters, growth insights and much more

Instagram is said to be testing new creator-specific accounts that will give users specialized tools. The “creator account” is meant for the traditional talent, digital influencers, and artists on the platform. These tools include growth insights such as data around follows and unfollows; direct messaging tools that allow users to filter notes from. Continue reading “Instagram said to be testing ‘Creator Accounts’ with DM Filters, growth insights and much more”

Instagram now lets you send voice messages in DMs

Instagram Voice message

Instagram today is bringing the ability to send voice messages in Direct. to send a voice message, open any conversation, tap and hold the mic icon to begin recording your messages and release the finger when you are done recording, something similar to what we have seen on WhatsApp. Continue reading “Instagram now lets you send voice messages in DMs”