Instagram is turning 10 today and as a part of its anniversary celebration, the company is releasing a bunch of new features primarily meant to curb online bullying. Additionally, for a limited time, Instagram is also going to allow iPhone and Android users to customize its home screen app icon.
Facebook today announced a major update for Instagram DMs that brings many of the Messenger features to it along with cross-messaging capabilities. Facebook says with this update, it is “connecting the Messenger and Instagram experience to bring some of the best Messenger features to Instagram.”
A lawsuit filed in California has accused Instagram of harvesting biometric data of users. Just last month, Facebook offered $650 million to settle a lawsuit that accused Facebook of illegally collecting biometric data by using a photo-tagging tool. This time around the lawsuit levies similar allegations against Facebook-owned Instagram.
Last year we had reported about Instagram testing a new TikTok rivaling feature called Reels. Amidst fears of the TikTok ban in the US, Instagram has launched Reels in more than 50 countries today, and the list includes the UK, US, Australia, and Japan.
Instagram is not going to give up on its IGTV app yet. Today the company has updated IGTV in a bid to rope in more people and persuade creators to make long-format videos. The homepage is now changed and will feature a creator on top. The Creator content on the home screen will be populated based on users’ choice and liking.
Apple released the first developer beta build of iOS 13.4.5 and iPadOS 13.4.5 a few hours ago, and the changelog had mentioned that the minor software update brings bug fixes and stability improvements to iPhones and iPads. However, it has now been revealed that it also introduces a new feature in Apple Music that makes it easier to share songs on Instagram.
New Co-Watching Feature Will Let You Browse Instagram with Friends While Practicing Social Distancing
Instagram is doing its bit to help users cope up with the COVID-19 crisis. Instagram has now launched a new feature called Co-Watching which lets you look at other pictures along with your friend. They have also launched other features that make credible information related to the COVID-19 outbreak easily accessible.
Instagram is one of the most popular social media apps in the world, and the company still doesn’t have an app for the iPad. And you would be surprised to know that the social media firm still doesn’t have any firm plans for developing the app for the most popular tablet platform.
In a bid to combat fake news, Instagram recently introduced a feature that flagged fake photos. Now it appears that the new feature is flagging photoshopped images indiscriminately. This has worried photographers who are finding it hard to share their photography.
There is no denying that the Internet is flooded with hate and abusive stuff. Especially social media is treated by some as a platform to abuse. Instagram has come up with a new feature that will warn you if your caption is abusive. And the best part is that it warns you before you even post the caption.