Tag Archive: Instagram

The FTC may prevent integration between Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram

Will Facebook be able to merge its platforms as intended?

What you need to know Facebook is seemingly under increasing governmental scrutiny over its control of three of the biggest chat platforms in existence. The Wall Street Journal reports the FTC is looking into the social media giant’s plans to integrate the three platforms into one. The FTC may seek an injunction to stop the move, according to the report.

Facebook has reportedly been hard at work  [Read More…]

Here are four Instagram privacy settings every user should know about

You can take steps to protect your privacy on Instagram without taking your account private.

Instagram has become one of the most popular social media platforms that continues to expand and evolve since it first launched as a relatively simplistic photo sharing app nearly a decade ago.

In 2019, it’s not uncommon for one person to juggle multiple Insta accounts; one for personal posts and second or third for your work, your pets, your favorite hobby, or  [Read More…]

Instagram and Facebook experiencing widespread reports of outages

Multiple reports across the globe!

What you need to know Both Facebook and Instagram are experiencing widespread reports of outages. Downdetector notes reports across the world on both services. Users have also taken to Twitter to highlight the issue.

It seems as though Facebook and Instagram are suffering widespread reports of outages across the globe. #instagramdown is trending on Twitter, notably in the United Kingdom. However, there has been a massive spike in reports on Downdetector across  [Read More…]

Instagram begins testing a TikTok-like video editing tool called Reels

Instagram users will be able to find the new Reels feature in the Stories shutter modes tray.

What you need to know Instagram has launched a new TikTok-like video-music remix tool for Stories, called Reels. With Instagram Reels, users can make short 15-second video clips that can be shared as Stories and may appear in the Top Reels section under the Explore tab. The feature is currently limited to Brazil.

Instagram today launched (via TechCrunch) a new  [Read More…]

Instagram to test hiding likes in parts of the U.S. as of next week

The feature has previously been tested in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and other nations…

What you need to know Instagram is going to test hiding likes in parts of the U.S. The tests will begin next week. It’s all part of Instagram’s plan to become the safest place on the internet.

Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri has announced that it will start hiding like counts on its platform in parts of the U.S., beginning next week.

As reported  [Read More…]

Instagram improves controls for sharing data with third-party apps

Take control of your privacy.

What you need to know Instagram plans to update its app to give users more control over third-party data sharing Users will have the option to remove third-party services they don’t want connected to their account. Will also update the authorization screen shown when an app requests data.

Instagram has announced plans to update its app to give users more control over data that they share with third-party apps. In a recent  [Read More…]

Google Maps dark mode teased on the Android Instagram page

It’s been a long time coming, but it looks like dark mode for all apps is nearly upon us.

What you need to know Dark mode will automatically change the app theme when enabled in Android 10. Google Maps is getting a new dark mode that’s darker than the current night mode. Chrome dark mode could be finalized soon, if this teaser is any indication.

This week has seen a slew of updates that finally enable dark  [Read More…]

Instagram dark mode is now available on Android 10 devices

Users will have to toggle on Android 10’s system-wide dark theme to enable Instagram’s new dark mode.

What you need to know Instagram users can now enable dark mode on iOS 13 or Android 10 devices. The dark mode option will be enabled automatically if you have the system-wide dark mode toggled on. There is no word yet on when the dark mode feature will be available on devices running older versions of Android.

After a long  [Read More…]

Samsung’s Instagram Stories camera mode is bad and it should feel bad

This could be amazing, but instead, it’s aggressively mediocre.

Samsung announced back with the Galaxy S10 that it had integrated an Instagram Stories shooting mode into the phone’s camera app. You can toggle over with a swipe and shoot straight to Instagram Stories, including video. I, like most, scoffed at the idea. I can just open the Instagram app to use all of the capabilities of Stories, or take photos in the camera and share them to  [Read More…]

Instagram is currently down all around the world

There’s currently no word as to when the app will be back up.

What you need to know Instagram went down on September 9 around 12:00 ET. Down Detector shows outage reports all around the globe. Instagram has yet to address the issue.

If you’re having trouble accessing your Instagram feed today, you’re not the only one.

On September 9, 2019, around 12:00 ET, the hashtag #instagramdown began trending on Twitter with tons of users complaining about  [Read More…]