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Instagram and Facebook reportedly exploring NFT integration, and they really shouldn’t

Over the past few months, seemingly every company on earth has been searching for something to do with NFTs (non-fungible tokens), much like the initial blockchain craze from a few years ago. I'm already at my limit, and now there are reports of Facebook and Instagram looking into NFT integration. NFTs are intended to be unique...

Instagram starts testing new subscription features in the US

In November last year, we learned that Instagram was planning to add a new monetization feature that would allow users to subscribe to their favorite creators. The platform has now started testing three new subscription features in the US in a bid to give creators on the platform a stable source of income. The subscriptions...

Instagram is testing vertical stories and cross-posted views from Facebook

Meta-owned Instagram is continuously working on implementing new features and tweaking existing ones. The latest addition from the company is vertically-swipeable stories. The change is getting tested with users in Turkey and is not yet widely available. It replaces the horizontal stories feed with a vertical one, similar to that of TikTok and YouTube Shorts....

Instagram is working on a new feature that will let you edit your profile grid

Instagram is reportedly working on a new feature that will let users rearrange posts in their profile grid. The feature is currently in development, but prolific app reverse engineer Alessandro Paluzzi has managed to enable it ahead of the rollout to give us a glimpse of what the feature would look like upon release. In a...

Instagram will once again let you sort your feed by what’s new

Last month, Instagram announced that it would be bringing back the chronological feed in 2022. The wait is finally over -- to some users at least. The company is now partially rolling out a new feature that allows people to choose what is shown in their feeds. This allows affected users to sort posts by...

Instagram finally lets you embed your profile on other websites

Instagram is undoubtedly one of the most popular social media apps at the moment. It's a great way to share pictures from your everyday life with your friends and followers, be it in the form of posts or stories. On of the biggest caveats with Instagram, though, is the absence of a preview when you...

Instagram is bringing back the chronological feed next year

Meta's Instagram has been actively developing new additions to make the service safer and more feature-rich. Earlier this week, the company announced it would be rolling out tools to help protect teens on the platform. Some of these new changes are already live, while others will be rolling out throughout the upcoming months. Back in...

Instagram announces new tools to help protect teens on its platform

Instagram can be an addictive platform, and users can spend a long time endlessly scrolling through feeds and topics without even noticing. Last month, the company announced that it would be testing a "Take a Break" feature with a small percentage of users. Adam Mosseri -- head of Instagram -- has now revealed some new...

United Kingdom orders Meta to sell Giphy subsidiary

Meta, owners of Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp, revealed last year that it was buying Giphy. Giphy is one of the most popular GIF repositories on the web, and Meta quickly integrated Giphy into its Instagram team. However, the purchase could soon be reversed, thanks to the United Kingdom's Competition and Markets Authority. The Financial Times is...

Meta isn’t ready to E2E encrypt your Facebook and Instagram messages by default just yet

Meta -- the company behind Facebook and Instagram -- has shared an update regarding its end-to-end (E2E) encryption plans. The company had promised that it would E2E encrypt Facebook and Instagram messages by default during 2022. Now it has pushed this deadline till "sometime in 2023" -- a year later. Meta already E2E encrypts WhatsApp messages...

Instagram is testing music support in feed posts

For years, Meta's Instagram has allowed users in supported regions to add music to their Stories. With a catalog including millions of songs, users can choose a few seconds of a certain track to attach to their expiring Instagram moments. Music support on Instagram eventually expanded with the release of Reels -- TikTok's carbon copy....

You can now violently shake your phone to report Instagram problems

Meta-owned Instagram is probably one of the worst social networks in existence right now, as it (along with Meta's other social network, Facebook) has faced scandal after scandal over the past few months. Even though the company isn't doing much to address the countless mental health and misinformation campaigns ravaging the platform, there is a...