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Meta to launch Instagram Reels’ API for third-party platforms like Hootsuite and Sprout
Jun28

Meta to launch Instagram Reels’ API for third-party platforms like Hootsuite and Sprout

Image Credit: Search Engine Journal Meta is adding Reels API, so brands can have more options when it comes to posting Reels to their accounts. The access enables platforms like Hootsuite and Sprout Social to offer cross-platform posting and analytics tools within a single dashboard. The benefits of having all your social posts in a single place makes this a brilliant idea. It is an opportunity for both brands and Instagram to take...

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Instagram is testing new AI tool that verifies your age by scanning your face
Jun25

Instagram is testing new AI tool that verifies your age by scanning your face

Image Credit: TechCrunch Instagram’s minimum age for new users is 13; but that is one rule the company has made little or not effort to enforce over the years. As a matter of fact, the company did not consider age verification a matter of priority until 2019; but its efforts have never been deemed to be sufficient enough by critics. Is that about to change now? Instagram, according to The Verge, is currently testing new methods for...

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Instagram introduces nudge notification to protect teens from harmful content
Jun14

Instagram introduces nudge notification to protect teens from harmful content

Image Credit: Naijanews Instagram says it is going to start nudging teens to turn on “Take a Break” reminders and to stop consuming harmful content. The tool was announced on Tuesday in a move aimed at getting young users away from endless scroll. How effective this will turn out remains unknown, but Instagram has been in the eyes of the storm in recent times following how it handles teen-related content on the platform. “How do we...

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Instagram rolls out option to pin post on profile
Jun13

Instagram rolls out option to pin post on profile

Instagram has officially launched a new option that allows you to pin posts on your profile. The option has been in testing for the last couple of months, but is now available to all users. The option to pin posts on your profile gives you one more option to take charge of your profile display. Going forward, you will find a new “Pin to Your Profile” option via the three dots function menu at the top right of any of your post. In a...

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Instagram goes big on Reels—up from 60-seconds, now 90-seconds
Jun10

Instagram goes big on Reels—up from 60-seconds, now 90-seconds

am Instagram and Reels enthusiasts will now be able to upload up to 90-seconds long Reels on the Meta-owned app. This is an upgrade on the ability to upload videos that last up to 60 seconds. “You will have more time to share more about yourself, film extra behind-the-scenes clips, dig deeper into the nuances of your content, or whatever else you want to do with that extra time,” Instagram said in a blog post per The Economic Times....

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Instagram adds new AMBER Alerts feature to help find missing children
Jun05

Instagram adds new AMBER Alerts feature to help find missing children

lerts, Instagram has launched a new AMBER Alerts feature that will aid in the distribution of vital information about missing children. The feature will help people share timely information and other critical updates to help tackle the issue of child abductions and other related issues. Instagram’s Amber Alert is rolling out in 25 countries, and is in partnership with organizations like the National Center for Missing & Exploited...

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