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Instagram Briefly Tested New Horizontal Feed for Main Posts, Wide Rollout Was an Error

Instagram recently tested a new way for users to browse their feeds, with a feed that scrolled horizontally instead of one that scrolled vertically. This test hit enough users around the world to get “Instagram Update” and “#NewInstagram” trending on Twitter (via The Independent), but Matt Navarra has confirmed that it was just a test …

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Instagram adds walkie-talkie voice messages

You no longer have to strike up a live conversation if you want voice chats on Instagram — the social network has launched walkie-talkie style voice messaging feature for direct messages. If you want to speak your mind, you only have to hold down a… Source: Engadget | Instagram adds walkie-talkie voice messages

How to Purge Social Media 'Friends' So You Can Have Fun Online Again

It now seems to be a truth universally acknowledged that social media is bad—bad for our well-being and privacy, too much of a time-sink, and so on. But does it have to be? Can it be made good? Or, slightly less bad? Shaking up who you follow and share with can do wonders for your …

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Instagram Launches 'Close Friends' List for Sharing Stories

Instagram today announced the launch of a new Stories feature called “Close Friends” that allows you to share stories with a select group of people rather than all your followers. Starting today, you can make a close friends list on Stories and share with just the people you’ve added. Instagram Stories has become the place …

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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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