As part of Facebook's commitment to prevent coronavirus misinformation, Instagram is taking new steps to protect users on its platform. It's also introducing new features to promote social distancing.
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Instagram is testing yet another feature copied straight from Snapchat. This time, it's a new ephemeral messaging mode for Instagram Direct that's a popular Snapchat feature.
Facebook continues to unify its Stories experience, will soon allow users to automatically cross-post their stories from Facebook to Instagram.
Facebook-owned WhatsApp now has 2 billion users around the world, joining Facebook itself in the 2-billion user club.
Instagram reportedly generated $20 billion in ad revenue for Facebook in 2019, beating YouTube's $15 billion in ad revenue.
Instagram continues adding new Stories mode, it's now introducing a new mode for sharing multiple photos on Stories.
Instagram continues to improve its online safety tools, now uses AI to review potentially offensive post captions.
The FTC is reportedly considering blocking Facebook's plans to unify the infrastructure behind WhatsApp and Instagram.
Instagram will start testing hiding likes in the United States with a small group of users sometime this week as it looks to promote better mental health.
Instagram is slightly tweaking the Story creation interface, adding a new Create mode for GIFs and Facebook-like moments.
Instagram now has a native dark mode on its Android and iOS apps, and the interface is absolutely gorgeous.
Instagram is getting rid of the Following tab that was mostly used by people to spy on their friends.
Instagram is introducing a dedicated new app called Threads that works a lot like Snapchat.
Following Instagram, Facebook is thinking about getting rid of like and reaction counts from its network.
Instagram is getting a new Effects Gallery section within Instagram Stories where users can explore these new AR effects created by other Instagram using Spark AR.
Instagram expands a test that takes away like counts to 6 more countries as it looks to make the social network less competitive.
Instagram is doubling down on protecting its users, introduces new shadow ban feature that lets you restrict a user without notifying them.
Instagram is expanding its growing collection of interactive stickers with a new chat sticker for Stories that lets you start new group chats right from Stories.
Instagram is now showing ads on its wildly popular Explore section.
Facebook just blocked Huawei from pre-installing WhatsApp, Instagram, and Facebook on its phones, meaning future devices won't have no way of getting Facebook apps.
Almost a year after launching its vertical video platform IGTV, Instagram is giving up on vertical videos and introducing support for landscape videos.
Instagram is copying Snapchat's Community Lenses feature to let users find AR effects created by other Instagram users.
Instagram upgrades its Explore tab by bringing Stories, and improved focus on IGTV and Shopping.
Instagram is shutting down Instagram Direct, its erstwhile SnapChat competitor, a little over a year after launching the standalone app.
Instagram will finally let you skip to any part of a video you want.
Facebook is going to reduce the rank of pages and groups that spread misinformation about vaccines.
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg promises major privacy reform for its services as it looks to focus on end-to-end encryption.