Tag Archive: Instagram


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…]

Instagram is working on two new features to prevent online bullying

The AI comment warning is live now and Restrict will begin testing soon.

What you need to know Instagram has been working on two new features to help combat online bullying. The AI comment warning will prompt you when a message seems harmful giving you a chance to rethink the message you are sending. Restrict will hide a user’s comment from everyone except them and prevent them from seeing when you’re active or if you’ve read their  [Read More…]

Facebook, Instagram, and Whatsapp are currently experiencing an outage

The users most affected are located in Europe and the East Coast of the U.S.

In yet another reminder of how fragile our internet ecosystem can be, it appears Facebook, Instagram, and Whatsapp are all experiencing outages around the globe. According to Downdetector, the areas experiencing the most trouble are users on the East Coast of the U.S. and Europe.

The Independent reports that WhatsApp users are experiencing issues when trying to send photos, videos,  [Read More…]

Instagram has been leaking contact info for months

The flaw was patched in March but been accessible since at least last October.

What you need to know The flaw made Instagram users contact info available through the source code on the website. It was first reported in February and patched by March, but evidence shows it had been present since at least last October. The info could have been easily used to create a database and it is possible it already was by an Indian  [Read More…]

Facebook says it exposed millions of Instagram user passwords

Affected users are being contacted now.

Back in late March, Facebook came under fire for storing its users’ passwords in a readable format — exposing around 600 million passwords to its employees. As if that wasn’t bad enough, Facebook’s now quietly announced that something similar also happened to Instagram accounts.

Added as a text update to an article on the Facebook Newsroom published four weeks ago, Facebook says the following:

Update on April 18, 2019 at 7AM  [Read More…]

How to put together an Instagram Top 9 on Android

Here’s how to find and share your most popular posts of the year!

Towards the end of each year, it becomes quite common to see your Instagram feed filled with people’s top nine most popular posts of the year. It’s a fun way to look back at your biggest highlights, and thankfully, making your own Top 9 is a lot easier than you were probably thinking.

First thing’s first, we need to download an app called “Top  [Read More…]