Instagram's link sticker has officially retired the swipe-up gesture as the company has confirmed that the new feature is now being rolled out to almost everyone.
Facebook will nudge teens on Instagram away from harmful content as well as encourage children to take a break from its toxic photo-sharing platform for a while.
Instagram is combining longer videos available on IGTV with feed videos into a new format, named simply Instagram Video, and it's also introducing a new Video tab on your profile.
Facebook is having quite a busy week. After welcoming Instagram Reels into the proper Facebook app (and the News Feed), the company is back with another announcement. It's not necessarily as big, per se, but it should help with messaging for groups.
It has been over a year since Facebook revealed that Instagram was launching its own TikTok-style competitor. That feature is called Reels, and, as you can imagine, it's all about creating short-form video set to some (popular ?) music. And now the feature is going wide.
In an effort to make its platform a generally safer place for its younger users, the Facebook-owned Instagram has confirmed a relatively big change for the service moving forward. The social network has confirmed that it will require a bit of information for its users if they want to continue to use the service.
Today, Instagram confirmed that, moving forward, users will need to provide their date of birth if they want to keep using the photo- and video-sharing platform. The company is now asking users for the information if they haven't already shared it. The company says the change will "create safer, more private experiences for young people."
Instagram search is getting more visual soon thanks to a TikTok-like grid that in the future will more prominently feature relevant photos and videos in search results.
The new Instagram link sticker is replacing the familiar swipe-up gesture for accessing external webpages in stories beginning August 30, the Facebook-owned company has confirmed.
Learn how to directly share tweets on Instagram as story stickers using Twitter's official mobile app for iPhone and iPad, with Android support eventually launching in the future.
Instagram has announced a trio of new features designed to further reduce abusive content on its platform, including a global rollout of Hidden Words, a new Limits feature and much stronger warnings when trying to post comments that the algorithm flags as potentially offensive.
One guy claims to have made earned over five figures from selling lucrative Instagram bans in just under a month, cautioning that banning “is pretty much a full-time job lol.”
The new FaceTime portrait video feature in iOS 15 isn't actually exclusive to FaceTime—it can also be used to create a blur in video calls conducted via other apps, like Zoom and Snapchat.