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The winner from the Whatsapp, Instagram and Facebook outage was Telegram

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Believe it or not, when the biggest social media and messaging provider goes down there can be a winner. Clearly, it's not their users since critical services are offline. But when that...

Instagram, Facebook and Whatsapp services returning to normal after a major overnight outage

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A major outage has impacted Facebook, Instagram and Whatsapp overnight for Australian users. The impact to users was that messages weren't sending, feeds weren't loading and access to some features simply broke. ...

Not getting enough likes on Facebook and Instagram? Just hide it!

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Social media can be a harsh mistress, particularly if you're in the influencing realm. So much so that not enough likes can have an effect on your income or even mental health. ...

Instagram now lets you add pronouns to your profile

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Social media has a huge role to play in society these days, particularly when it comes to general communication and inclusivity. Instagram has joined the growing number of social platforms that now allow...

Whatsapp, Facebook Messenger and Instagram messaging were down this morning

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If you were up in the small hours this morning, you may have noticed that messaging on Whatsapp, Facebook Messenger -- as well as other Facebook services -- were down. The outage also...

Facebook and Instagram add new features to help celebrate Sydney’s 2020 Gay and Lesbian...

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Well, its official Mardi Gras season in Sydney, with numerous business showing their pride and inclusiveness within the LGBTIQ community. Facebook along with its photo sharing app, Instagram, are also looking to take part...

Instagram is removing the IGTV button that no one really used

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Facebook had such high hopes for Instagram TV or IGTV, but its seems that has now somewhat soured with the company confirming that the IGTV button within the app is being removed. A Facebook spokesperson...

Instagram’s test of removing total like count is now running in Australia, too

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Instagram wants you to focus on images you love and content you create, rather than the total number of likes. The company has been running a test in Canada since May, hiding total likes...

Instagram is this week’s leaky ship, with users’ private contact details exposed via profile...

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It's a day ending in "y", which means it's time for a reminder of how Facebook handles your private data - badly. Today it's Instagram's turn, with users' contact details exposed in web profiles...

Instagram is testing Direct Messages for the web

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Instagram is testing its direct messaging (DM) feature for the web according to app researcher Jane Manchun Wong, who overnight tweeted a screenshot picture of the feature. The desktop (web) version of Instagram is currently...

Instagram testing horizontal scrolling, making app harder to use

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Instagram teased a new feature this morning, but unlike most things teased, it's a feature no one wants. Horizonal scrolling through user's feeds is the latest move destined to make users dislike the app...

Instagram will now describe photos using AI for users with visual impairments

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Instagram has announced it will roll out features to make the app more accessible for users with visual impairments. The app will allow screen readers to describe photos, either automatically using AI or using...

Instagram expands shopping to Stories and Explore to help you spend more money

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After Instagram introduced shopping in March, they've been looking to expand further experimenting with including it in Stories starting in June. They've today announced the broader rollout of shopping in Stories, as well as...

Instagram is testing a “Lite” version of its Android app

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TechCrunch reports today that Facebook-owned Instagram is testing a lite version of its app in Mexico ahead of a wider rollout later in the year. Instagram Lite, which is officially listed on Google Play weighs...

Instagram launches Emoji sliding scale – a new way to poll your friends and...

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Instagram has launched a new feature which they're positioning as a fun new way to interact with your friends and followers on Instagram. The emoji slider sticker for Stories gives your friends the new...

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