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Instagram now lets you join your friend’s live broadcast

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Just a few weeks ago, Instagram allowed users to live stream together. However, the feature was one way. But now Instagram has a fix for that. The company has announced a new option that lets you join your friends broadcast.

Instagram could soon let you follow hashtags

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Instagram is testing an option that can allow users follow hashtags, not just people. The Next Web reports that the hashtag follow functionality was first spotted by @Social_pip, who shared a screenshot of the discovery.   Ok this is new. What does this do @SimonSocialMM

Instagram now lets you add photos and videos older than 24 hours in your Stories

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Instagram has announced a new feature that lets you add photos and videos that are older than 24 hours to your Stories. Previously, the user had to resave, take a screenshot or edit the metadata of the image so that it

Instagram announces mid-feed Preview Tiles for stories

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Despite being a blatant copy of Snapchat Stories, the Instagram Stories are becoming popular by the day. To make it more appealing to the users, the company announced that it has redesigned its mid-feed re-engagement box for Stories to show preview tiles

Instagram now lets you add a friend to live broadcast

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Instagram has launched a new fun feature for its users that enables them to go live with their friend. The ‘Go Live with a Friend’ feature lets the user invite one friend to join the live video splitting the screen

Now share your Instagram stories on Facebook as well

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Instagram now lets you share your Instagram Stories on Facebook without having to re-upload them separately, according to a TechCrunch report. The feature which was in testing in Portugal last month is now available for the users in the US.

Instagram now allows comment filtering to curb online trolling

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As a part of its efforts to curb online trolling, Instagram now allows you to choose who can comment on your photos. The company is also adding new kindness stickers, better comment filtering, and anonymous live reporting. The company’s blog

Instagram brings face filters to live videos

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Facebook-owned Instagram, which introduced face filters to photos in May is now bringing the feature to live videos as well. The new feature allows users to add visual effects to a live video including sunglasses, a rainbow and even a cloud casting

Now post your Stories to Facebook from the Instagram app itself

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In order to popularize the Facebook stories feature, the company has started allowing users to post their Instagram Stories on Facebook as well from the Instagram app itself. Mashable reported that some users already saw the option to add their

Instagram hack affected ‘millions’ of accounts, not just celebs

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The recent cyber-attack on Facebook owned photo sharing platform Instagram was worse than what Instagram reported initially with millions of users getting affected and not just celebs. According to The Daily Beast, the hackers, after stealing the data, launched a website and made a

Instagram brings Stories feature to the web

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Instagram is bringing its Stories feature to desktop and mobile web which means that users can now watch Stories on a handset outside the Instagram app by heading to Instagram.com. Initially, the feature will allow desktop and mobile web users to

Instagram now lets you post landscape and portrait pictures

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Back in February, Instagram announced a new gallery feature for posting multiple photos and videos in a carousel album format but sadly it was limited to square-format photos only. But not anymore, as the photo-sharing platform now allows posting pictures

Facebook undergoes makeover with circular profile pictures and no blue header

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In a bid to provide a cleaner user interface, Facebook has announced new updates to its News Feed that makes navigation easier and convenient. The first big change is the new comment thread on posts that will now look more like chat bubbles.

Govt to take ‘insights’ from Instagram and Facebook to catch tax evaders

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For all those social media addicts whose lives are like an open book on their Facebook or Instagram walls, it’s time to stop and ponder a little bit. According to a Bloomberg report, your social media accounts will now be

Teens bullied the most on Instagram and Facebook: Survey

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British anti-bullying organization Ditch The Label conducted a new survey that reveals teens are bullied the most on Instagram with Facebook coming in next. With over 1 lakh people between the ages of 12 and 20 taking part in the survey,

Amazon Spark is an Instagram inspired shopping feed of stories and photos

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Amazon has launched a new feature called Spark aimed at improving product discovery, which is seemingly inspired by Instagram and to an extent by Pinterest too. The iOS only app is available in the “Programs & Features” tab on the app, where

Facebook is now the most influential social network in the world with 2bn users

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Mark Zuckerberg has added another billion to its already extensive user base. Yes, now Facebook has 2 billion monthly users. That’s basically two-thirds of the world’s population with Internet access. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced the milestone on a post and

Instagram wants to show more transparency with paid posts

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From colorful vacation photos, mouth-watering food recipes to designer clothes, and accessories, Instagram posts are quite interesting and appealing to look at. But many times, most of such posts are paid ads. Popular influencers and celebrities are paid to promote

Instagram’s new feature allows users to hide photos indefinitely

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Last month Engadget announced that Instagram was working on a new feature called the “Archive”. The Archive lets you hide your old photo without ever deleting them. If you go into the “…” menu on a photo, where you’d normally

Now you can buy Instagram likes from vending machines; $0.89 for 100 likes

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I don’t even know, how to react to this piece of news. This is the 21st century. And here you don’t earn fame but buy it via a simple vending machine. Yes, you read it right, our social media obsession