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Instagram is testing ‘tapping’—a better way of scrolling through post
Oct12

Instagram is testing ‘tapping’—a better way of scrolling through post

A new, faster, and better way to help you fast forward through post is being tested by Instagram. ‘Tapping,’ instead of scrolling through post will allow you tap through post the same way you tap through stories. A Twitter user Suprateek Bose posted the screenshot of the new feature being tested by Instagram on his Twitter page. The test, which has also now been confirmed to TechCrunch by Instagram, could actually change the way you...

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Instagram’s third-party authentication support is now officially live
Oct10

Instagram’s third-party authentication support is now officially live

Instagram has now taken its drive to ensure its platform is safe for everyone to a new height. The picture sharing app has rolled out third-party authentication support. The launch becomes inevitable considering how unsafe SMS verification is at the moment—the process of accessing your account via SMS is no longer as effective or safe as it used to be. Third-party authentication has been in the offing for a while, and the fact that it...

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Instagram is reportedly planning to share your location history with Facebook
Oct05

Instagram is reportedly planning to share your location history with Facebook

There are fears; genuinely too that Instagram could soon start sharing your location history with its parent company Facebook. The worrisome story if true according to TechCrunch, could send shivers down the spine of millions of Instagram users who would now be anxious to know how safe their data is with the picture-sharing app. This piece of information is coming barely a week after Instagram’s co-founders resigned from the company...

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Instagram’s ‘Nametag’ is a new way to follow those you have previously met offline
Oct05

Instagram’s ‘Nametag’ is a new way to follow those you have previously met offline

Instagram has launched a new feature that will help you to quickly follow people you have previously met in real life. The feature is called Nametag, and it works by showing your username on your phone in a format that allows it to be scanned by your soon-to-be follower. You can customize the tag with stickers, designs and colors as much as you want. The feature has already been added to the menu—and you can access it by simply going...

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Instagram has added a browser notification feature
Sep26

Instagram has added a browser notification feature

Instagram users who usually log in to the platform via Google Chrome can now turn on notifications, and get notified when they get new followers, likes, and comments per Android Police. The same applies to the light version of the app, Instagram Lite, which of course, is still being tested by the Facebook-owned company. This update still does not take the Lite version of the app and the web app to the level of the main Instagram app....

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Instagram is currently testing geofencing for Stories
Sep20

Instagram is currently testing geofencing for Stories

If all goes according to plan, you will soon be able to restrict your stories and posts to selected countries. It means you can choose not to make your posts and stories universally accessible to everyone around the world. This much was revealed by respectable app researcher Jane Manchun Wong who posted this on her Twitter page. Wong tweeted that while creating your posts, you will be able to choose specific countries where you want...

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