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  1. Jan

    Facebook hit by global outage - WhatsApp, Instagram, and Facebook offline

    WhatsApp and Facebook hit by global outage Facebook-owned platforms WhatsApp, Facebook, and Instagram have been hit by a major global outage on Monday evening. Both the desktop sites and mobile apps of all three platforms have been down from around 17:30.
  2. Jan

    Facebook puts Instagram Kids on hold

    Facebook halts "Instagram Kids" development Instagram is pausing the development of “Instagram Kids” following criticism from its users and other concerned parties, the social media company said in a blog post. The Facebook-owned company aimed to build an Instagram experience for people...
  3. Jan

    Social media is like cars, they are useful but a few people will die in accidents - Instagram boss

    Like cars, social media will kill people — Instagram boss Facebook's head of Instagram, Adam Mosseri, has come under fire over a recent interview in a Vox Recode Media podcast in which he likened deaths caused by social media to car accident fatalities. The interview with host Pieter Kafka...
  4. Jan

    Instagram will stop working for you unless you provide your birthday

    Instagram must know your birthday — and is working on spotting the liars Facebook-owned social media platform Instagram will now require users to provide their birthdays to use its app if they have not yet done so. In a blog post on Monday, Instagram vice president of youth products, Pavni...
  5. Jan

    Biggest social media and messaging platforms in South Africa - 2021 Social Media Landscape report

    WhatsApp vs Facebook — biggest social platforms in South Africa World Wide Worx and Ornico have released the 2021 Social Media Landscape report, which revealed a big increase in social media uptake in South Africa during the Covid-19 pandemic. It found that there are 25 million active social...
  6. Chris

    Facebook puts pressure on iPhone users to allow in-app data tracking

    Facebook puts pressure on iPhone users to allow in-app data tracking Facebook is putting pressure on its Apple iPhone and iPad users to allow in-app data tracking, following the iOS 14.5 privacy update. With the latest update, Apple users are notified when an app is monitoring their personal...
  7. J

    Instagram bans adults from messaging children that don’t follow them

    Instagram bans adults from messaging children that don’t follow them In a recent blog post, Instagram announced that it would implement new security features designed to protect its younger community of users. With the intent of shielding teenagers from inappropriate adult interactions...
  8. J

    Instagram cracks down on vaping

    Instagram cracks down on vaping Instagram is finally making rules to govern content in influencer advertising. Influencers, the photo-sharing app’s most-followed users who are paid by brands to post, will no longer be allowed to promote products related to vaping, tobacco and weapons...
  9. J

    Instagram begins removing Likes in the United States

    Instagram begins removing Likes in the United States Facebook Inc.’s Instagram plans to remove the number of “likes” visible on posts for some users in the U.S. to decrease competitive pressure among people on the photo-sharing service. Instagram has been hiding like counts in some markets...
  10. J

    Facebook said to be working on messaging app for Instagram

    Facebook said to be working on messaging app for Instagram Facebook is developing a companion messaging app for Instagram, The Verge reports. According to a report, the messaging app will be named Threads and will allow users to send messages and media using Instagram's editing tools.
  11. J

    Instagram updates account disable policy

    Instagram updates account disable policy Instagram has announced a change to its account disable policy, which it leverages to ban accounts that have posted content which violates the platform's guidelines. "Under our existing policy, we disable accounts that have a certain percentage of...
  12. J

    Instagram cracks down on anti-vaccine hashtags

    Instagram cracks down on anti-vaccine hashtags Instagram has told Engadget that it will block all hashtags that promote information about vaccinations that is "verifiably false." Previously, Instagram already blocked vaccine-focused hashtags that were false in their own right, such as...
  13. J

    Breaking up tech firms might be a mistake - Instagram founders

    Breaking up tech firms might be a mistake - Instagram founders Instagram co-founders Mike Krieger and Kevin Systrom said the government should decide what problem it’s trying to solve before it moves to break up giant tech companies. Krieger, responding to a proposal by Democratic Senator...
  14. J

    Instagram is down

    Instagram is down Instagram's website is down, returning an error when users navigate to https://instagram.com. Attempting to access the website returns a blank page with the following text: "5xx Server Error".
  15. J

    Instagram founders leave Facebook after clashing with Zuckerberg

    Instagram founders leave Facebook after clashing with Zuckerberg The founders of Instagram are leaving Facebook Inc. after growing tensions with Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg over the direction of the photo-sharing app, people familiar with the matter said. Kevin Systrom and Mike...
  16. J

    Instagram working on standalone shopping app - Report

    Instagram working on standalone shopping app - Report Instagram is developing a standalone mobile application for online shopping, The Verge reported. The report stated that the app could be named IG Shopping and would allow users to browse products from merchants they follow in the Instagram app.
  17. J

    Instagram now supports private polls via direct message

    Instagram now supports private polls via direct message Instagram now allows users to send polls to others through direct messages on its platform. The new feature works similarly to adding the poll sticker to stories, but users will be able to select the users who receive the story.
  18. J

    Instagram launches soundtracks for Stories

    Instagram launches soundtracks for Stories Instagram is adding a feature which allows users to implement soundtracks in Stories. Users will now be able to add a soundtrack to their story, selecting a track from a library of thousands of songs.
  19. J

    Instagram estimated to be worth over $100 billion

    Instagram estimated to be worth over $100 billion Facebook Inc.’s Instagram is estimated to be worth more than $100 billion, if it were a stand-alone company, marking a 100-fold return for the app was purchased in 2012, according to data compiled by Bloomberg Intelligence. The...
  20. J

    Instagram adds TV feature after reaching 1 billion users

    Instagram adds TV feature after reaching 1 billion users Facebook Inc.’s photo-sharing app Instagram has reached 1 billion monthly active users. To spur future growth, the company announced a new feature: Instagram television. Anyone will be able to upload videos for Instagram’s new IGTV...
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