The minister highlighted the magnitude of government interventions aimed at ensuring national security, safeguarding public order, and maintaining sovereignty and integrity News 

Chandrasekhar reveals that Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter received numerous content directives under IT Act in the last 5 years.

Minister of State for Electronics and Information Technology Rajeev Chandrasekhar revealed during the ongoing session of Parliament the startling figures of government directives to major social media platforms to remove, edit or block content under the Information Technology Act, 2000. Released by Chandrasekhar in the last five years, it highlighted the extent of the government’s efforts to ensure national security, safeguard public order and preserve sovereignty and integrity. The statistics revealed by the minister outlined a significant number of guidelines that are specifically targeted at platforms such as Facebook, Instagram,…

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Instagram allows you to preserve all the old videos on the app and have the option to download them when needed. News 

Here’s What Occurred: Instagram Users Express Frustration Over ‘No Audio’ Problem in Older Videos

If you’ve been using Instagram for many years, it seems that there has been a problem with the videos you’ve been uploading to the platform all this time. Many users seem to have noticed that old videos have no sound when playing them, in fact they also get a pop-up message saying that the video has no sound. The issue seems to have affected videos uploaded in 2014, and we’re not sure what has caused people to experience this lack of sound. But the good thing is that Meta is…

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Instagram users have been able to use their Facebook account to chat and share content but that support will be ending soon. News 

Instagram and Messenger will no longer be available for chatting with friends in the near future.

The headline must have scared you, but that’s not the whole truth. As you may know, Meta continues to use many of the features that have been taken for granted in Messenger for many years. The messaging app now loses access to Instagram users, meaning that any chats between Instagram and Messenger were possible, Meta shuts it down. The new changes will take effect from mid-December, which could be around December 15. Meta has not given specific reasons for making these changes, but it has been suggested that the company…

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Chronological search won’t be coming to Threads, Instagram boss Adam Mosseri revealed. (Unsplash) News 

Instagram Chief Adam Mosseri Rules Out Chronological Search Feature Due to Bad Actors

Threads made a huge impact when it was launched on July 6, quickly gaining 100 million users in just 5 days. However, the platform has faced challenges since then, experiencing a decline in user engagement and traffic due to competition from Elon Musk’s X. In an effort to regain momentum, Meta has been introducing various new features on Threads, such as keyword search. Nevertheless, Adam Mosseri, the CEO of Instagram, recently disclosed that Threads will not have a feature that X already possesses – chronological search. Here’s the reason behind…

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WhatsApp users will be able to choose whether or not they want to share their status updates to Instagram. News 

Share Your WhatsApp Status on Instagram – Coming Soon!

Mark Zuckerberg-owned Meta is reportedly working on integrating its two popular social media platforms, WhatsApp and Instagram. This means users will soon be able to share their WhatsApp status updates directly to their Instagram stories. The new feature is still under development, but it has been spotted in the latest beta version of the WhatsApp app. According to WABetaInfo, users can choose whether or not to share their status updates on Instagram. They can also control which status updates are shared. “Thanks to the latest WhatsApp beta for Android…

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Threads has now globally released the keyword search feature allowing users to search for any topic directly through the search page. This feature will be available in all languages. (REUTERS) News 

Unlock the Power of Search: Threads Introduces Keyword Search for All Languages!

Threads, the social media platform fueled by Instagram, has been consistently enhancing its functionality by introducing fresh features. Many of these additions were highly sought-after by users, and their long-awaited arrival has brought immense joy to the user community. In a recent development, Threads has now made keyword search available worldwide, catering to all languages. Initially, this feature was tested in specific English and Spanish-speaking regions, but it has now been extended to encompass all users. Adam Mosseri, head of Instagram, posted on Threads and announced the feature. He said:…

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Public accounts can turn off the ability for people to download their reels but you can still tap the three dots and Save it to watch it later in the app. News 

“Reel It In: Share Your Short Videos with Instagram Reels!”

Instagram, the photo and video sharing platform owned by Meta, now allows users worldwide to save clips from public accounts directly to their camera rolls. This feature was previously only available in the US. However, discs saved with this process still display a watermark with the creator’s Instagram handle. Adam Mosseri, head of Instagram, said on his Instagram feed: “Reels update, you can now save rolls created with public accounts to your camera roll – every roll you upload is watermarked with the creator’s Instagram handle. We rolled it out…

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Users can now access the feature on the stable version of the app, available for both Android and iOS devices. News 

Share Instagram Reels and Posts with Your Besties: Here’s How!

Meta-owned photo and video sharing platform Instagram recently rolled out a new update that allows users to post and scroll with only a select group of friends. The new feature, highlighted by Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg, gives users more control over their privacy. With the addition of stories and notes, users can tailor their content for more personalized sharing. Sharing posts and reels exclusively with your close friends list ensures that only members of this select group can view your stories, likes, and comments. Users can now access the feature…

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While Apple and Microsoft dominate the global brand landscape, various tech brands are quickly jumping on the 'brand value' bandwagon. Here's the complete list. News 

Who’s On Top? See the Full List of Brands with the Highest ‘Brand Value’!

Apple, Microsoft and Amazon are the world’s most valuable brands. In addition to continuing to dominate the technology industry, these brands are consistently ranked as some of the most influential and powerful global investments. According to Interbrand’s Best Global Brands 2023 list, these brands are still at the top. Let’s take a look at the top tech brands with the most brand value and growth. Interbrand’s Best Global Tech Brands 2023: Apple – The iPhone maker holds the number one spot as the most valuable brand and has experienced 4%…

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Meta also says that Emu Edit will precisely focus on only making changes that are relevant to the edit request News 

Edit Your Videos Like a Pro with Meta’s AI-Powered Tools – Now Available for Facebook and Instagram!

Meta, the social media giant owned by Mark Zuckerberg, has released two new AI-powered video editing features that can be used on Instagram and Facebook. The first is Emu Video, which produces four-second videos accompanied by a caption, photo or image, and a caption. Another is Emu Edit, which offers users a simpler way to edit or edit videos using text prompts. The latest tools are an improvement on Emu, which creates images based on text prompts. Emu serves as the basis for generative AI technology and various Instagram AI…

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Mark Zuckerberg, the Founder and CEO of Meta, announced that Threads will soon undergo testing for a feature allowing users to tag topics. News 

X Rivals the Hashtag Game: Threads App Introduces New Feature!

Threads, a microblogging platform owned by Meta, is developing a feature similar to its competitor X (formerly Twitter). Instagram’s Threads is adding a new hashtag feature to its platform and has begun testing the feature with select users. Mark Zuckerberg, Meta’s founder and CEO, announced that Threads will soon be testing a feature that allows users to tag topics. This allows you to categorize posts based on interests or themes. “We’re testing a way to categorize your posts using a tag. We’re starting in Australia and more countries are coming…

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Instagram is also adding a new feature that will allow users to create custom stickers for their Reels and Stories using AI. News 

Unlock Your Creative Potential: Instagram’s New Features Make Photo Editing Easier Than Ever!

Instagram, the popular photo and video sharing platform owned by Meta, has rolled out new features including more than 20 new photo filters, 10 new English text-to-speech voices, six new text fonts and custom AI stickers. These additions give users more ways to edit their content before sharing it. “Today we’re sharing several improvements to reels, feeds, carousels, and stories, as well as new insights to help you better understand how your content is performing,” the Meta-owned app wrote in a blog post. According to the company, Instagram is adding…

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Know why getting a DM to Threads has turned into a headache for Instagram head Adam Mosseri. (REUTERS) News 

Unlock the Mystery of Instagram-Powered DM – Will Threads Get One?

Threads, which launched as an alternative to the ever-changing X (formerly Twitter) about four months ago, has successfully created a welcoming environment for users. This is due to its prompt introduction of new features, responsiveness to user feedback, and support for the decentralized social media infrastructure known as the fediverse. However, users have expressed dissatisfaction with the lack of direct messaging (DM) functionality. Despite being a highly requested feature, developers and decision-makers of the platform are facing significant challenges in addressing this issue. Earlier today, November 15th, Platformer’s Casey Newton…

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Instagram's 'Close Friends' is expanding to Feed and Reels. This means you will be able to post more types of content within the smaller group. News 

Share Your Most Intimate Moments with Your ‘Close Friends’ on Instagram!

Instagram has offered the ability to share stories and notes with “Close Friends” for quite some time. If you’re not aware of the feature, it’s basically a way to only share certain stories with the people you choose. this means that people outside of this list can’t see your stories. Now, Mark Zuckerberg announced on his Meta broadcast channel that “Close Friends” is expanding into feed and reels. This means you can post more types of content in a smaller group. In particular, the “Close Friends” feature was first introduced…

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Instagram head Adam Mosseri announces that the option to delete Threads profile independently will soon be added to the social media platform. (Bloomberg) News 

Say Goodbye to Unwanted Profiles: Now You Can Delete Separately on Instagram!

Meta’s latest social media platform, Threads, has been introducing new features and updates rapidly. Within just four months, it has added a content feed, voice posts with auto transcriptions, and post editing capabilities, among other things. However, users have long criticized the platform for not allowing them to deactivate or delete their profiles. Since Threads is built on Instagram, users currently have no option to delete their Threads account independently and must instead delete or deactivate their Instagram account. In a significant development, the platform will soon introduce a feature…

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The new feature is still in the testing phase, so it's not clear when it will be rolled out to all users. News 

React to DMs with Audio, Photos and More – Instagram’s Got You Covered!

Meta-owned photo and video sharing platform Instagram is testing a new feature that will allow users to react and reply to notes in DMs using audio, photos, videos, gifs and stickers. “We’ve been testing new ways to react and respond to notes in DMs using audio, photos, videos, gifs, and stickers. We hope this gives people new and fun ways to connect and interact in notes,” Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri wrote to Broadcast Channel. The new feature is still in the testing phase, so it is not clear when it…

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Instagram could soon let you turn off read receipts. (Meta) News 

Unlock the Power of Privacy: Instagram Introduces Read Receipts Off Feature!

Instagram has been conducting numerous tests to enhance user engagement. Adam Mosseri, the head of Instagram, recently announced that the platform is experimenting with a feature allowing users to create personalized stickers from their photos. Furthermore, Instagram has been exploring the idea of a verified-only feed to increase visibility for businesses and creators. Additionally, they tested a feature enabling followers to contribute photos and videos to a carousel. Currently, Instagram is experimenting with another highly requested feature by its users. A new Instagram feature Instagram head Adam Mosseri broke the…

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Instagram is getting a new feature where you will be able to turn off read receipts, just like WhatsApp. Here's how it works. News 

See Without Being Seen: Instagram’s Stealthy New Feature

Instagram has been slowly building its DM features, and currently the communication experience you get on the platform is quite versatile and comprehensive. But at the end of the day, it still lacks a number of features, such as the ability to enable read receipts, that other dedicated messaging apps like Meta’s own WhatsApp have. This will soon change as Instagram gets a new feature to turn off read receipts like WhatsApp. Announcing the same on his Instagram channel, Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that this feature is currently under…

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Elon Musk has repeatedly taken jabs at Zuckerberg's Instagram after the platform launched X's rival Threads. This time, he compared Instagram to OnlyFans. News 

Elon Musk Believes Instagram and OnlyFans Are Equally Valid Platforms

It seems that the animosity between X owner Elon Musk and Meta boss Mark Zuckerberg continues to manifest itself in new forms. Previously it was an alleged “cage match” and now the latest incident has Elon Musk comparing Zuckerberg’s Instagram to OnlyFans, a site that allows people to post adult content. This latest incident came to light after an X account with the username cb_doge posted: “What’s the difference between Instagram and OnlyFans? Just a name.” In response, Elon Musk immediately replied, “Pretty much” with the X account. what’s the…

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The ability to add song lyrics has been a feature in Instagram Stories for quite some time. It's unclear why it took Instagram so long to extend this feature to Reels. News 

Instagram Reels Introduces Stories-Style Functionality

Meta-owned photo and video sharing platform Instagram is rolling out a new feature that allows users to add song lyrics to their reels. This feature was previously available for Instagram Stories. “New feature alert. We’re introducing a way to add song lyrics when you edit your reels, just like you can do in Stories,” Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri said on his channel. “We’ve seen people add lyrics to reels manually, so I hope this makes it easier to use music to express yourself. Stay tuned as we work on new…

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