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How to turn off Instagram notifications about new Reels being shared

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Are you tired of Instagram notifying you of new Reels shared by someone else? It's no secret that Instagram does this to nudge you to open its app and spend time there. But in most cases, those recently shared new Reels may not be interesting and certainly not worth a notification alert pushed to your iPhone.

To address this, you can easily turn off Instagram notifications about new Reels being shared. 

Facebook and Instagram use a custom in-app browser to track users, according to analysis

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While Apple continues to make moves when it comes to general user privacy and security, especially with iOS, there are still some areas where third-party companies can take advantage of the tools Apple has in place. For instance, a built-in web browser in apps like Facebook or Instagram, for instance, is still based on Apple's WebKit. But it sounds like Meta has still found a way to track users that use that third-party web browser instead of Safari.

How to see all your old Instagram profile bio

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Instagram lets you display a few lines on your profile page to describe yourself. This is called profile bio text. You can change it as many times as you like. And if you've been an Instagram user for a long time, you might have used various profile bios when you were a teenager, in college, when you started a new job, and so on.

If someday you feel nostalgic about an old Instagram bio of yours or just wish to see what profile bio you had a year back, you're in luck. Instagram safely keeps all your profile bios and lets you access them. In this tutorial, we show you how to do that.

How to stop seeing ads on Instagram

How to block and stop seeing ads on Instagram

Whether you're scanning through Instagram Stories or your timeline, you're bound to see an advertisement labeled "Sponsored" sooner rather than later. If you would like to stop seeing ads on Instagram or customize your ad experience by hiding and blocking them, this guide will help you out.