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Instagram launches longer videos in Stories
Nov24

Instagram launches longer videos in Stories

Instagram has officially launched a live test of 60-second videos in Stories. With this, longer video clips will no longer be cut into 15-second segments. This is commendable because creators on TikTok can upload 3-minute-long video clips. Reliable reverse engineer Alessandro Paluzzi posted a new screenshot of the update on his Twitter page last October. The feature is now being displayed live for some users in the live environment....

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Instagram is now confirming user identity with video selfie
Nov16

Instagram is now confirming user identity with video selfie

Instagram is bringing a new way to verify users’ identity. This new method, which uses your selfie, is aimed at curbing fake or spam accounts. Meta, Instagram’s parent company promises not to collect users’ biometric data during the process of verification. Existing users will not be affected by the new change. New users, however, will have to verify their identity through a video selfie. The video-selfie feature was first spotted by...

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Instagram is offering creators attractive incentives for posting on Reels
Nov13

Instagram is offering creators attractive incentives for posting on Reels

Image Credit: TechCrunch Instagram is doing all it can to encourage creators to use its TikTok clone Reels. Instagram according to TechCrunch, is paying as much as $10,000 for a post. The Facebook-owned app is feeling the heat, and wants to encourage people to use Reels. As a matter of fact, Instagram is not the only social media company facing serious competition with TikTok. YouTube and Snapchat are two of many others in a running...

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Instagram adds text-to-speech and voice effects to Reels
Nov13

Instagram adds text-to-speech and voice effects to Reels

Image Credit: Instagram Instagram’s Reels is gaining a new feature that is like what we have in TikTok. Soon, you will have access to text-to-speech and voice effects features. The two new features have been part of TikTok for a while, but will soon be accessible to Instagram Reels. Text-to-speech is a tool that allows blind and poor vision users to hear spoken versions of written text. It is a widely used feature among TikTok...

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Instagram could soon let you video-chat using your Facebook avatar
Nov09

Instagram could soon let you video-chat using your Facebook avatar

Image Credit: @hammodoh1 Instagram is testing a functionality that lets you video-chat using your Facebook avatar. According to a new screenshot posted by Twitter user @hammodoh1, the Facebook-owned app could soon make the feature available. Your camera will be used to animate your avatar, but your video will not be shared. Lately, Instagram and its sister apps like WhatsApp, Messenger, and parent company Facebook, have been testing...

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Instagram brings back Twitter Card preview
Nov03

Instagram brings back Twitter Card preview

Twitter Card preview is back nine years after Instagram removed it. Starting today, when you share an Instagram link on Twitter, a preview of the post will be shown in the tweet. That was not the case before today’s update—the tweet will only display the URL of the Instagram link. Twitter Card preview was removed in 2012 in a rather controversial circumstance. Instagram founder Kevin Systrom said the company took the decision to...

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