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Instagram users will soon be able to report misleading info within the platform
Aug16

Instagram users will soon be able to report misleading info within the platform

There seems to be a sustained approach towards making Instagram and other social media platforms safe for all users these days. Instagram in particular has been updating its platforms with different tools to help every user stay safe. A new feature is now being tested to give everyone the opportunity to report misleading information within the platform. The new reporting tool according to Matt Navarra is currently being tested, and...

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Facebook rebrands Instagram, WhatsApp; wants the world to know who owns what
Aug03

Facebook rebrands Instagram, WhatsApp; wants the world to know who owns what

Facebook has confirmed that it is rebranding WhatsApp and Instagram to let the world know it actually owned them. Whether this is necessary is highly debatable, but the company has confirmed per CNET that changes are coming. The social media giant said it wants “to be clearer” about which products and services are part of Facebook. This is coming months after the company first announced to the world that it wants to unify its...

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Instagram has launched Donation Sticker in the UK
Jul31

Instagram has launched Donation Sticker in the UK

Instagram has launched another sticker—a “donation sticker” that will allow nonprofits keep 100 percent of the proceeds. It further confirms the company’s love for stickers or probably just goes to show that the feedback Instagram has been getting from users have been encouraging. The roll out is not a wide one yet as only those in the UK will be able to access it at the moment. Charity organizations and their supporters will be able...

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Instagram will alert you when your account is close to being deleted
Jul18

Instagram will alert you when your account is close to being deleted

On Thursday Instagram made some changes to its rules—tightening some lose ends, and adding a new way to get notified when you are at risk of losing your account. The new notification process according to Instagram, will help you to understand if your account is at risk of being disabled. “We are now rolling out a new policy where, in addition to removing accounts with a certain percentage of violating content, we will also remove...

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Instagram gives more users access to “Hide Like Counts” on their posts
Jul18

Instagram gives more users access to “Hide Like Counts” on their posts

Users in six more countries including Ireland, Japan, New Zealand, Italy, Brazil, and Australia will have access to test hide like counts on their posts. The six countries will now join users in Canada who already have access to the test; and will now be able to hide their likes by default. The feature will appear on the posts of users in those countries by default, but will be able to opt out to show the likes publicly. Instagram in...

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Instagram is testing a new Story Camera UI
Jul10

Instagram is testing a new Story Camera UI

Another week, another test—that has been the story of Instagram of late—the Facebook-owned app is again testing another feature. Reliable reverse engineer Jane Manchun Wong posted a screenshot of a new Story Camera UI, which, is being tested by Instagram. If eventually released, it could make the app look very much like Snapchat—and that wouldn’t be a surprise considering the number of features Instagram has copied from its fiercest...

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