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Instagram Reels is officially rolling out in India
Jul08

Instagram Reels is officially rolling out in India

Only a few days after speculations surfaced online that Instagram was testing Reels; a few feature similar to TikTok, its availability has now been officially confirmed by Facebook on Wednesday. The feature, which lets you create up to 15 seconds long video with music or other audio added, is now formally available in the country. Interestingly, this is coming about a week after the Indian government banned 59 Chinese apps including...

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Instagram’s “Pinned Comment” feature is now live for everyone
Jul07

Instagram’s “Pinned Comment” feature is now live for everyone

A new feature that lets pin any three comments on a post to the top of a thread has gone live on Instagram. This is coming after months of testing the feature; with a handful of users gaining initial access. Instagram announced the new feature via its Twitter page on Tuesday; and will now hope that it helps to curb or reduce abusive behavior on the platform. Allowing users to pin comments to the top of a thread allows people to better...

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Facebook is quietly testing Instagram Reels in India days after TikTok ban
Jul06

Facebook is quietly testing Instagram Reels in India days after TikTok ban

Facebook has wasted no time in its bid to upstate TikTok in India as the social media giant has reportedly began testing Instagram Reel in the country. This, coming only a couple of days after TikTok and 58 other apps were banned in that country is no surprise—quite a large number of tech writers and social media commentators had predicted this. Per Business Insider, Instagram Reel, which lets you shoot 15-seconds video with music and...

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Facebook and Instagram to remind people in the US to wear face masks
Jul02

Facebook and Instagram to remind people in the US to wear face masks

As the numbers continue to increase, Facebook announced on Thursday that people in the US will soon start seeing alert reminding them of the need to “wear face coverings.” This is in addition to other COVID-19 related information being provided at the top of your newsfeed everyday by the social media giant. The alerts, which Facebook says will also be available on Instagram, will serve as a reminder to everyone to take responsibility....

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Instagram’s TikTok clone “Reels” is now available in France and Germany
Jun23

Instagram’s TikTok clone “Reels” is now available in France and Germany

Brazil is no longer the place where Instagram’s TikTok clone “Reels” is being used—people in Germany and France now also have access to the feature. This could signal the growth of the feature, which has the potential to compete with TikTok if properly managed by the ephemeral picture sharing app. Reels allows you to be creative—the same quality that has endeared millions of users to TikTok. With the feature, you can create and share...

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Facebook continues to test Messenger integration with Instagram
Jun09

Facebook continues to test Messenger integration with Instagram

Facebook’s plans to interconnect a trio of its app—Messenger, WhatsApp, and Instagram with its main app seems to be getting close by the day. The brand name ‘Facebook’ is already visible in the aforementioned trio; and it has become obvious from the look of things that works are at advanced stage. In a screenshot posted by a Messenger user on Twitter, Facebook seems to have added information regarding how Messenger can be used on...

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