WhatsApp's latest feature update aims to simplify status sharing across Instagram for enhanced user convenience. (unsplash) News 

WhatsApp update introduces new feature allowing seamless sharing of status updates on Instagram- Learn more about it

WhatsApp is said to be working on a new feature that will allow users to easily share their status updates on Instagram. According to a report from WABetaInfo, which is owned by Meta, the feature is currently being developed with the goal of simplifying media sharing. Users will have the option to cross-post their WhatsApp status updates directly to their Instagram Stories. What is the new WhatsApp feature? The feature, which is still under development, is expected to improve WhatsApp’s sharing functionality by integrating it with Instagram. Users may choose…

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Know about Instagram’s new nudity protection feature. (Instagram) News 

Instagram implements new measures to protect users from adult content scams.

In response to ongoing concerns from parents about child safety on the Meta platform, Instagram is testing a new feature to protect its teenage users. The feature will detect and blur nude images shared in messages, helping to keep users safe from scams and harmful content. This decision follows pressure from US and European governments, and aims to improve safety on the platform. Learn more about how the nudity protection feature on Instagram will function. Instagram nudity protection feature for DMs Meta supports teenagers from sex discipline and misuse of…

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Meta has set up an oversight board to help with strategic decisions which does not conflict with its ideology and help give clear solutions. News 

Meta’s Oversight Board Lifts Ban on Arabic Word: Learn More

Meta’s supervisory board has asked the company to end its ban on the Arabic word “Shaheed,” which roughly translates to martyr in English. The commission’s extensive year-long review revealed that Meta’s current blanket ban on the word “shaheed,” which it had said could glorify or condone terrorism, “has led to widespread and unnecessary censorship that affects the free speech of millions of users.” “Meta should end the blanket ban on ‘shaheed’ because it has had a discriminatory and disproportionate impact on free speech and information sharing, which has heightened concerns…

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TikTok and Instagram already compete in the short-video space, but photos could become the battleground once again. News 

TikTok aims to compete with Instagram by launching its own photo sharing service

TikTok and Instagram can renew their competition in a new avatar. As we all know, Instagram has moved from photos to videos because it wanted to compete with TikTok in the short video space, and Reels have proven to be a success. But now TikTok plans to go the other way and is reportedly working on its own photo-sharing app. It’s interesting to hear TikTok eyeing the photo segment, and its intent might make a lot of sense now that other so-called photo apps have shifted focus to other features.…

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Facebook and Instagram suffer global outage. (REUTERS) News 

Facebook and Instagram, owned by Meta, experiencing outages for hundreds of thousands of users worldwide

On Tuesday, Facebook and Instagram, both owned by Meta Platforms, experienced a global outage affecting hundreds of thousands of users, as reported by Downdetector.com. The outage began around 10 a.m. ET, with more than 300,000 reports of outages on Facebook and about 40,000 on Instagram, according to the site. “We know people are having trouble accessing our services. We’re working on that now,” Meta spokesperson Andy Stone said in a post on X’s social media. Meta’s status dashboard showed that there were also problems with the API of WhatsApp Business.…

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Instagram brings new features to DM with the latest update. Check details. (Unsplash) News 

New Instagram update allows users to edit messages within 15 minutes of sending them in DMs

Instagram has introduced several new features in direct messages (DMs) to improve user experience. This update follows recent reports suggesting the platform may be developing a Friends Map feature similar to Snapchat, enabling users to view friends’ posts with location tags. The latest update includes enhancements to Instagram DMs. Explore the latest additions on the platform. Instagram is getting new features In a blog post, Instagram announced several new features coming to the social media platform aimed at helping users better express themselves, connect with friends, and organize their inbox.…

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Bad content is removed from these platforms as they don't meet the policies that Meta has for these apps in India. News 

Over 22 Million Pieces of Harmful Content Removed from Facebook and Instagram in India

Meta said it removed more than 17.8 million bad content from 13 Facebook policies and more than 4.8 million inappropriate content from 12 Instagram policies in India in January. In January, Facebook received 29,548 complaints through India’s complaint mechanism and said it provided tools for users to resolve issues in 21,060 cases. These include, for example, pre-defined channels for reporting content for certain violations, self-remediation streams where they can download their data, ways to resolve hacked accounts, etc., Meta said in its monthly report under IT (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital…

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Leaving groups on Instagram is an option but if you ever decide to rejoin the group, you'll need to ask one of the group members to add you back. News 

Feeling Overwhelmed by Groups on Instagram? Here’s How to Leave Them

In today’s digital age, social media plays a significant role in our lives, and platforms like Instagram and WhatsApp dominate by far. Instagram in particular has become increasingly popular due to its many features that allow users to connect with friends, family and celebrities. One of its notable features is the ability to create groups where users can interact by sharing memes, reels, and similar content. However, there are instances where individuals may want to leave a group for a variety of reasons, such as maintaining privacy, reducing the distraction…

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A Friends Map feature could be rolled out on Instagram, as per the leaks. (Unsplash) News 

Instagram is rumored to be adding Snapchat’s popular Friends Map feature; Here’s what you need to know

According to a recent report, Instagram could soon be adding a feature similar to one of Snapchat’s popular functions. Meta’s social media platform has been introducing various new features such as group chat conversation starters, AI stickers for stories, and carousel posts. The rumored new feature, Friends Map, is said to function similarly to Snapchat’s existing feature. Friend map on Instagram X in the post. leaker and mobile developer Alessandro Paluzzi shed some light on Instagram’s rumored Friends Map feature. It will reportedly allow Instagram users to discover what their…

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Instagram will no longer recommend political content from accounts users do not follow, according to a blog post by the company. (AFP) News 

Instagram’s Threads to impose restrictions on the promotion of political content

Unwanted political content will no longer inundate the feeds of Instagram users. According to Variety , Instagram said in a blog post that it will not “proactively recommend” political content from accounts that users don’t already follow. The same policy is also applied to the Twitter-like Threads published last summer under the Instagram brand. “We want Instagram and Threads to be a great experience for everyone. If you choose to follow accounts that post political content, we don’t want to get between you and their posts, but we also don’t…

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The Meta-owned platform is ready to enter the AI wing and users should expect the update to roll out in the coming months. News 

‘Instagram to Introduce ‘Write With AI’ Feature in the Near Future’

Instagram is reportedly working on functionality to allow users to write posts using artificial intelligence (AI). Application researcher Alessandro Paluzzi shared a screenshot that shows the option to “write with AI” when messaging another user. “Instagram is developing the ability to post with artificial intelligence,” Paluzzi wrote in X. It will probably “paraphrase your message in different styles, similar to how Google’s Magic Compose works,” he added. Meta is slowly introducing new experiences with new creative AI features that expand and strengthen the ways people connect with each other. Meta…

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Interested in discovering who recently followed you on Instagram? Keep reading to find out how you can learn to find them. News 

Check out this easy trick to see who has recently started following you on Instagram.

Instagram is undoubtedly one of the most engaging social media platforms today, with more than two billion people around the world using it every day. The Meta-owned app has gone through several changes over the past few years, simultaneously with the emergence of online content producers. After a long, tiring day at work, it has become a habit for many people to scroll through their Instagram feed at least once before going to bed. The user must follow his account on Instagram to keep up to date with its activity…

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Instagram realises that millions of its users would love to have two profiles in the same account and now it is testing that feature. News 

Instagram is experimenting with a fresh method to share private content exclusively with close friends.

Instagram wants to take privacy to a deeper level, and for that the platform is testing a new feature called Flipside. Instagram understands that most people want to create two accounts on the platform, allowing a different profile for work and friends. With Flipside, they can do it from one account. This second profile allows you to keep it private to your special and close friends, and only they can see the content posted on Flipside. The Meta-owned social app understands that people are looking for more privacy from the…

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Here is a simple step-by-step guide on how to download Reels on Instagram. Read on for the complete process. News 

Tips for using Instagram

Instagram reels have become a popular way for users to create and share short, engaging videos. While Instagram provides a platform for users to enjoy and interact with their reels, there may be times when you want to download a specific reel for offline viewing or sharing with friends. Uploading reels on Instagram is a straightforward process that can be done through the app itself or by using third-party apps. Here is a simple step by step guide to download reels from Instagram. By following the described steps, you can…

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Is Instagram compressing your videos, leading to subpar uploads? Well, here's a trick to help you upload high-quality files. News 

How to Upload High-Quality Photos & Videos on Instagram Despite Reduced Video Quality

Have you ever noticed that videos on your phone look more alive than when shared on Instagram? Whether it’s photos, videos or a trendy reel format, users are globally interacting with the platform’s dynamic features. Nevertheless, Instagram optimizes the quality of photos and videos based on the capabilities of your mobile network to provide a smooth and responsive experience on your phone. This compression is applied evenly, even to high-quality content, with the goal of saving space on both Instagram’s servers and your mobile device. The primary goal is to…

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Under this new default setting, teens can only be messaged or added to group chats by people they already follow or are connected to. News 

Meta’s New Safety Feature Ensures Teen Protection from Online Predators on Instagram and Facebook by Restricting DMs to Followers Only

To protect teens from unwanted contact and make it easier for parents to shape their teens’ online experiences, Meta on Thursday announced “stricter privacy settings for teens” on Instagram and Facebook. Under this new regulation, the tech giant has now restricted adults over 19 from messaging teenagers who don’t follow them, and limited the type and number of direct messages people can send to people who don’t follow them. one text message. “Today, we’re announcing an additional step to help protect teens from unwanted contact by removing their ability to…

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The AI-powered platform was summarising news for users and also brings other features like making new posts. News 

Creators of Instagram are shutting down their AI-powered news app in the near future.

Instagram is still at the top of the app charts with billions of users and new features, but their founders have decided to end one of the projects due to market changes. The app called Artifact is an artificial intelligence-powered platform that brings together news and food for people in a crisp way. It’s being shut down just a year after it was launched by Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger. The founders feel that an AI-powered platform is probably not the best use of their investment and would rather work…

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Instagram co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger announce the closure of their AI-powered news app, Artifact. (Artifact) AI 

Artifact, an AI-powered news app, faces market challenges as Instagram co-founders say goodbye

Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, the co-founders of Instagram, have unexpectedly decided to close down their much-anticipated news app, Artifact, just before it reaches its one-year milestone. Systrom made the announcement on Medium, stating that the app’s main features for reading news would still be available until the end of February, but the ability to comment and post has been disabled with immediate effect. Known for its AI-centric functionalities and Reddit-like interactive environment, Artifact garnered attention not only for its famous founders, but also for its innovative approach to news…

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Adam Mosseri, Instagram CEO, apologizes for the abundance of low-quality Threads suggestions

You may have observed a noticeable change in the types of posts being recommended on the Instagram feed due to the integration of Threads. Regardless of your usage of Threads, you might be encountering an abundance of content that holds no interest for you or engagement bait that appears to be copied. In the worst-case scenario, hate speech is prevalent. In response to a question during an Ask Me Anything session, Adam Mosseri, the head of Instagram, expressed regret for the presence of “low-quality recommendations” on Threads and assured that…

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Instagram gives you the ability to restrict who can see your stories—all inside the app itself. Here's how you do it. News 

Looking to Keep Your Instagram Story Private? Here’s How to Conceal it from Certain Viewers

Sometimes you might not want to share your Instagram stories with all your followers. Maybe you have privacy or security concerns, or you just don’t want certain people to see what you’re up to. Whatever the reason, there is a way. Fortunately, Instagram gives you the ability to limit who can see your story—all within the app. However, don’t confuse this with the “Close Friends” list, which is designed specifically for sharing messages and stories with close friends and family only. It’s a separate method that’s been around for a…

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