Tag Archive: Instagram


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…]

A widespread Instagram hack is locking users out of their accounts

Here’s your destination for all things Insta!

When you think of social media apps, one of the first that probably comes to mind in Instagram.

Launched back in October 2010 as an iOS exclusive, Instagram has quickly grown up to be the most popular platform for sharing photos and videos with people around the world.

Whether you need a refresher of the app or want to stay on top of the latest news surround it, here’s everything  [Read More…]

Instagram Stories on Android: Everything you need to know!

Instagram is the most popular photo-sharing social network, and Stories is one of its most intimate components.

A few years ago, Instagram was just a simple competitor to services like VSCO and Hipstamatic, known for heavy-handed filters, square crops, and hashtags. Today, with over a billion monthly users, it’s one of the largest social networks around, and its ephemeral Stories feature has already has far surpassed Snapchat, the app that it, ahem, borrowed from.

Snapchat on Android:  [Read More…]

How to request and download your Instagram data report

In response to huge Cambridge Analytica scandal, as well as to comply with the new European data privacy rules, Instagram started, not so long ago, rolling out a new tool that gives users access to all of their data.

It’s a convenient addition, especially since Instagram is notorious for making it very difficult to export data from the app. Users can’t drag, tap or hold on images to save them. Yes, there’s an option to “Save Original Photos” in a  [Read More…]

Instagram now shows you when friends are online

A simple tool that makes it easier to chat.

The Instagram app is loaded with all sorts of features these days, one of which is the ability to send direct messages to friends and family members. Thanks to a new update that’s rolling out, it’ll now be easier to get in touch with friends right away.

Starting today, you’ll begin to see a small green icon next to people within Instagram that indicates they’re online and actively  [Read More…]