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Instagram passes 700 million users

The Instagram community has grown to more than 700 million Instagrammers, having added a hundred million new users since December 2016. “From all of us at Instagram, thank you,” wrote the Facebook-owned firm in a blog post.

Instagram launches new features for stickers as Stories daily active users surpass Snapchat

As part of Instagram version 10.16 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, several new features for stickers are now available to users within the photo-sharing app.

For example, you can now turn your selfie into a sticker and pin it to a specific spot in your video, access your recently-used stickers with a simple swipe, use geostickers in four new cities, enable a countdown timer when capturing a video and more.

According to the firm, Instagram’s Stories has more daily active users than Snapchat as over 200 million people are now using Instagram Stories on a daily basis.

How to disable comments on your Instagram posts

If you have problems with trolls leaving nasty comments on your Instagram posts, then it might be music to your ears to hear that you can disable commenting, a step that can prevent trolls from leaving hurtful comments on your posts while allowing you to maintain a presence on the popular media-sharing social network.

While the workaround certainly isn’t perfect, it can be effective if used correctly. We’ll show you how to disable comments on your Instagram posts in this tutorial.

Instagram Direct now combines ephemeral and permanent messages in one thread

Photo-sharing service Instagram today announced an update for its direct messaging feature, called Direct, which now combines auto-dissapearing photos and videos along with your text conversations in a single thread. Previously, disappearing photos and videos were separated under their own Stories bar at the top of the Direct section. A redesigned Direct feature is rolling out today via Instagram’s version 10.16 update.