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Facebook debuts Lasso, a TikTok-style video app aimed at teens

In an attempt to court the youths who have been fleeing from its flagship platform, Facebook has once again dipped into its bag of tricks and pulled out a TikTok clone. Lasso, a music-filled video sharing app that Facebook has reportedly been working… Source: Engadget | Facebook debuts Lasso, a TikTok-style video app aimed at …

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Dear tech: Stop doing business with Nazis

Kicking Nazis off tech companies' services is so easy, and such a simple thing to do. It is such a basic act of human decency, a trivial task that would stop PayPal, Stripe, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, GoDaddy and many more from being unquestionabl… Source: Engadget | Dear tech: Stop doing business with Nazis

Facebook removed 82 fake accounts and Pages linked to Iran

Facebook has taken down dozens of additional Pages originating from Iran that it says were engaged in inauthentic behavior. Posting about political topics such as race relations, immigration and the US president, these Pages and accounts — 82 in tot… Source: Engadget | Facebook removed 82 fake accounts and Pages linked to Iran

Instagram Launches New 'Nametag' Feature for Adding Friends IRL

Instagram today debuted a new feature called “Nametag,” which is a customizable identification card that’s designed to allow people to easily find your Instagram profile when it’s scanned. The Nametag feature makes it simpler for people who you meet in real life to follow you on Instagram. You can set up your Nametag by going …

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Instagram uses Snapchat-like tags to make adding friends easier

Instagram has yet another answer to Snapchat, but this time it's covering one of the basics: namely, adding friends. Months after it started testing, the social network has introduced "nametags" that make friend additions as simple as pointing your… Source: Engadget | Instagram uses Snapchat-like tags to make adding friends easier

Instagram pushes notifications to Lite and web versions

Instagram's web version is still nowhere near as robust as its app, but the platform has slowly been adding more and more features to it these past few years. Now, it looks like Instagram has finally given it the power of notifications. Next time you… Source: Engadget | Instagram pushes notifications to Lite and web …

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Instagram Expected to Become 'More Tightly Integrated' With Facebook After Photo App's Founders Leave Company

Instagram co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger have left Facebook, explaining in a statement this week that they are taking some time off to “explore our curiosity and creativity again.” According to people familiar with the matter speaking to Bloomberg, Systrom and Krieger are leaving due to growing tensions with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Mike …

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Snapchat is opening up your shared Stories to media partners

Snapchat is opening up public, user-submitted videos to the "Our Stories" feature to its media partners. Soon, the likes of CNN and NBC News will pull from public videos to supplement their own stories. Deadline writes that media companies using Snap… Source: Engadget | Snapchat is opening up your shared Stories to media partners

Instagram's emoji shortcuts help you comment in record time

If you can't post comments without tossing in at least one emoji to make your feelings clear, you'll be glad to know that Instagram has your back. After months of testing, Instagram has introduced an emoji shortcut bar on Android and iOS that offers… Source: Engadget | Instagram's emoji shortcuts help you comment in record …

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Instagram Gains Status Dots to Let You Know When Friends Are Online

Instagram today announced the launch of a new feature that’s designed to let you know when your friends are active on the social network. When a friend is online, their profile picture will be accented with a green dot in various places within the app. You’ll see the green dot in the Direct inbox and …

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Jaden Smith's latest album is only available on Instagram

Whatever you think of Jaden Smith's music, you have to give him credit for finding new ways to capture listeners' attention. The budding rapper has debuted SYRE: The Electric Album, a reinterpretation of his album from last year, solely though Instag… Source: Engadget | Jaden Smith's latest album is only available on Instagram

Instagram Launches 'You're All Caught Up' Feature Letting You Know When You've Seen All New Posts

Instagram today launched a new “You’re All Caught Up” feature, which is designed to let users know when they’ve viewed all new posts from the last 48 hours. Instagram has not used a chronological feed for several years now and it can be difficult to tell when all content has been viewed, something the new …

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Instagram Gains Group Video Chat, Redesigned Explore Tab and New Camera Effects

Instagram today implemented several new features that were first previewed and announced at Facebook’s F8 developer conference in May, including a redesigned Explore tab, new camera effects, and a group video chatting feature. Instagram’s new video chat option, which is a feature that’s designed to rival offerings like Skype and FaceTime, can be accessed via …

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