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Instagram to pay €405 million over breach of EU’s GDPR
Sep05

Instagram to pay €405 million over breach of EU’s GDPR

A hefty fine of €405 million has been slammed on Instagram by the European Union privacy regulators. The fine is for a breach of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation [GDPR]. This followed a complaint related to how the Meta-owned company handles data related to children. The final verdict reached by the EU on Instagram’s breach of the GDPR was sent to Meta last Friday according to TechCrunch. However, the report of the fine...

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Instagram is testing new user content control tools
Aug31

Instagram is testing new user content control tools

There is no way you are going to like everything you come across online—it is just not possible. So, Instagram is giving you more options to select multiple posts and mark them using the “not interested” button. “We’re testing the ability to mark multiple posts in Explore as Not Interested. We’ll immediately hide those posts and refrain from showing you similar content in the future,” Meta said in the blog post. Meta announced that it...

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Instagram restricts sensitive content defaults for new users under 16
Aug29

Instagram restricts sensitive content defaults for new users under 16

Instagram is living to its promise of making its platform a safe place for young users. The social media company is expanding its sensitive content default that will restrict new young users under the age of 16 to certain content. By default, all users under the age of 16 will be put into its most restrictive exposure category, unless they manually change this setting. “Last December, we announced our commitment to building a...

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Instagram working on the ability to restrict Reels to close friends
Aug26

Instagram working on the ability to restrict Reels to close friends

Image Credit: TechCrunch There is a possibility that you will soon be able to restrict those who view your Reels. A new update as uncovered by reliable reverse engineer Alessandro Paluzzi is being tested by Instagram. Of course, you will still be able to post your Reels to your feed where everyone can access them, the new option, however, allows you to choose who can see them. From the screenshot posted by Paluzzi, you will be able to...

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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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