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Instagram removes Pornhub’s account for good
Sep28

Instagram removes Pornhub’s account for good

Image Credit: BBC After a weeks-long suspension, Pornhub’s account has been permanently removed from Instagram. Instagram seems to have had enough of Pornhub, and has permanently shut the door against the reinstatement of the account on its platform. The Meta-owned company told TechCrunch that Pornhub had repeatedly violated its community guidelines, which left it with no choice but to remove its account. Reacting to the banning of...

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Instagram is working on a nudity detection and protection feature
Sep25

Instagram is working on a nudity detection and protection feature

Instagram is testing a nudity detection and protection feature. The feature was uncovered by reliable app engineer Alessandro Paluzzi. The feature will cover photos that may contain nudity on Instagram. Instagram, according to a message on the screenshot posted by Paluzzi, will not have access to the nude photos. The nude photos will remain covered as long as you choose not to view them. Users will have control over the feature, but...

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Instagram releases new marketing guides to maximize the holiday season
Sep24

Instagram releases new marketing guides to maximize the holiday season

The holiday shopping push is already here, and its shifting into gear. Now is the best time to update your social profiles and social media strategy with marketing guides to maximize the opportunities this season. If you haven’t yet, make Instagram a part of your social media marketing strategy. Instagram has shared a new guides on how brands can use the many elements of the app, including Reels, Shops and creator collaborations. “Our...

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Instagram’s Stories is now 60 seconds long
Sep23

Instagram’s Stories is now 60 seconds long

Image Credit: Matt Navarra Instagram is now rolling out its 60-second long Stories to all users. With this, stories longer than 30 seconds will no longer be broken into two when posting. Instagram is rolling out its longer stories featureVideos will no longer be split into separate story segments if under 60 seconds long. pic.twitter.com/Rc2L8WVVmp— Matt Navarra (@MattNavarra) September 23, 2022 Before now, stories longer than...

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Instagram is testing new creators’ feature called “Gifts”
Sep15

Instagram is testing new creators’ feature called “Gifts”

Instagram is reportedly working [testing] a new tipping feature that would open a new way to make money on the platform. Internally, Meta calls the feature “Gifts;” and would allow a creator to earn money through Reels. The feature was first spotted and reported by app researcher Alessandro Paluzzi last July, but has now been confirmed to TechCrunch as an internal prototype by Meta. Before it was renamed “Gifts” by...

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Instagram is testing E2E encryption chat feature
Sep14

Instagram is testing E2E encryption chat feature

Image Credit: Salmon Memon Meta is expanding access to its end-to-end encryption feature, which will give opportunities to more users. The social media giant is now testing its E2E feature on Instagram; specifically on IG Direct chats. Per app researcher Salman Memon, some users are now able to see new pop-up alert that allows them to switch on E2E in their Instagram chats. Memon posted a screenshot showing the new pop-up alert, with...

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