Instagram announces new feature to let users co-author same posts

  San Francisco: Facebook-owned Instagram on Wednesday announced a new ‘Collab’ feature that will allow users of the social media platform to collaborate with others on Feed Posts and Reels. The new Collabs feature will allow two accounts to co-author a post or Reel. The post or Reel will appear jointly to each user’s followers […]

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Instagram asking users’ birth date to enforce child safety measures

In a bid to make the platform safer for its younger audience, the Facebook-owned Instagram is asking users to supply their date of birth. The company said that it will allow them to create new safety features for young people and will help in ensuring that the company is providing the right experiences to the […]

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Facebook removed 5,381 malicious accounts, Groups in June

  New Delhi: In its latest attempt to sanitise its platforms, Facebook has purged 5,381 malicious accounts, Groups and Pages from its main network and Instagram. In June, the company removed eight networks from seven countries. The vast majority of these campaigns targeted people in their own countries. Facebook removed 2,784 accounts, 206 Instagram accounts, […]

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Facebook, Instagram report outage; services now restored

Social media platforms Facebook and Instagram were down for thousands of users on Saturday, according to outage tracking website Downdetector.com. Users also reported issues with Facebook’s online messaging service Messenger. Downdetector tracks outages by collating status reports from a series of sources, including user-submitted errors on its platform. The outages might be affecting a larger […]

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Facebook to publish interim compliance report as per IT rules on July 2

Social media giant Facebook on Tuesday said it will publish an interim report on July 2 as mandated by the IT rules, and provide information on the number of content it removed proactively between May 15-June 15. The final report will be published on July 15, containing details of user complaints received and action taken. […]

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Instagram may add new feature to allow users post feed from desktop

Instagram is testing a feature that lets users post photos and videos from their desktop computers, after more than a decade without the capability. “We know that many people access Instagram from their computer,” said Facebook spokeswoman Christine Pai. “To improve that experience, we’re now testing the ability to create a Feed post on Instagram […]

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