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Instagram Reels generates the most reach for the platform
Aug24

Instagram Reels generates the most reach for the platform

Less than a week ago, Instagram chief Adam Mosseri said that video is a key focus for the platform right now. “We’re going to continue to support photos, it’s part of our heritage – I love photos, I know a lot of you out there love photos too. That said, I need to be honest, I do believe that more and more of Instagram is going to become video over time. We see this even if we change nothing. If you look at what people share on...

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Meta is testing a feature similar to BeReal on Instagram
Aug23

Meta is testing a feature similar to BeReal on Instagram

Image Credit: The Verge Meta is testing a new Instagram feature that is similar to BeReal. The feature, which is being tested internally, is called “IG Candid”, and was discovered by Alessandro Paluzzi. BeReal is a social media app that is attracting a lot of users; and it is little surprising that Meta is already cloning one of its features. The feature being cloned by Instagram mirrors a BeReal’s element that prompts you to share an...

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Instagram expands support for NFT display to more than 100 countries
Aug05

Instagram expands support for NFT display to more than 100 countries

NFT enthusiasts in more than 100 countries now have the option to display their digital works on Instagram. The expansion is coming in spite of the decline in NFT sales globally. Meta launched Instagram’s NFT display in the US back in May—an option that allows users to showcase their NFTs within the Instagram feed, in Stories, or in DMs. For those who have access to display their NFTs on Instagram, NFTs on Instagram will be shown with...

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Instagram may prompt some users for their race or nationality
Jul31

Instagram may prompt some users for their race or nationality

Meta-owned Instagram will begin prompting some US users for race and ethnicity data. This is to enable Instagram study how different groups use the platform. In a blog post, the social media giant said a random selection of users in the US will get a pop-up in the app that leads them to a survey. The survey, according to Instagram, will enable them answer some optional questions on their experience on the platform. According to...

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Meta updates Facebook and Instagram Safety Guide for Athletes
Jul26

Meta updates Facebook and Instagram Safety Guide for Athletes

The Commonwealth Games, the 2022 World Cup, and other major sporting events are coming up. So, Meta has launched its updated Facebook and Instagram Safety Guide for Athletes. It provides notes on how to manage Facebook and Instagram to avoid scams, spam, abuse and more. The handy, 39-page guide is reference tool for all the safety tools in both apps. Not only is it valuable for athletes, it could also help anyone who wants a good...

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Instagram says all posts shorter than 15 minutes will be shared as Reels
Jul22

Instagram says all posts shorter than 15 minutes will be shared as Reels

Instagram is converting all your videos that are shorter than 15 seconds in length to Reels. This will not affect previously uploaded videos [videos posted before the update will not be affected] on the platform. This change is part of Instagram’s efforts to deliver a more immersive and full-screen experience, the company explains. For a user whose account is public, any video posted that ends up as Reel, can be discovered and used by...

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