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Instagram introduces new features to verify users’ age

In an attempt to keep things more transparent and safe on the platform, Instagram is introducing new options for age verification. Starting today, those in the United States will have to submit identification to use the service. This can be done in many ways, but as part of its new process, users will be able...

Instagram updates Reels to 90 seconds, adds easy-mode with Templates

Meta intends to take Instagram to the next level, whatever that iteration of the service may look like. But for now, it must do all it can to thwart advances from the likes of TikTok and Snapchat. Today, Instagram announced that it would be offering new features, specifically targeting creators using its Reels feature. Creators will...

Meta updates its privacy policy to make it easier to understand how it uses your data

Meta, the parent company of Facebook, WhatsApp, and Instagram, has announced new changes coming to its privacy policy. The changes, Meta says, are designed to more clearly convey to users how the company uses collected information. Meta emphasizes that the updated Privacy Policy doesn't introduce new ways for the company to collect, use, or share user...

Instagram wants you to stop posting everything you do as a Story

Instagram is a great platform for documenting our exciting lives and sharing them with the world. However, sometimes we don't want these moments to stick on our timelines forever. That's the purpose of an Instagram Story. There you can upload endless feeds of edited photos and videos that show your fans how exactly you got...

WhatsApp Message Reactions are finally rolling out to all users

WhatsApp is one of the most popular instant messaging (IM) apps out there. Billions of people depend on the Meta-owned service to reach businesses and their loved ones around the world. Despite its popularity, though, this app still lacks some of the rich features its rivals offer. Telegram, for example, introduces new additions more often...

You can now fundraise for over a million NGOs through Instagram Reels

In an unbalanced world where some are bound to be unfortunate, every little gesture of help matters. Despite individualism taking over more and more societies, one must not forget the human in each and every one of us. Fundraising tools have been around for many years. They come with different approaches, policies, and aims. However,...

Facebook is reportedly scaling back its podcasting plans

In April last year, Facebook announced several new audio features, including audio chat rooms, podcasts, and sound bites to take on Clubhouse and Spotify. But it looks like the company is quickly losing interest in the audio initiative, a new report claims. According to Bloomberg, Facebook is scaling back on its push for podcasts and other...

This might be Meta’s upcoming premium mixed reality headset

Meta, which used to be called Facebook, has been hard at work on new 'Meta Quest' (which used to be branded as Oculus) virtual and augmented reality headsets. The company isn't expected to release a sequel to the Quest 2 this year, but there is a different headset ton the wait aimed at professional use...

Apple calls out Meta for taking almost 50% of Metaverse purchases

Many developers -- both indie and big corporations -- continue to criticize Apple's 15-30% commission fee on App Store purchases. For example, Spotify launched a campaign a while back just to pressure the Cupertino tech giant into giving in. Other names include Meta -- Facebook's parent company. Its CEO Mark Zuckerberg has repeatedly called Apple's...

Meta agrees to update policy on sharing publicly available residential addresses on Facebook and Instagram

While Facebook and Instagram have rules that prevent users from sharing someone's residential address, an exception in their policy has allowed users to share publicly available residential addresses on both platforms so far. However, Meta (previously Facebook) has now announced that it will no longer let users share publicly available residential addresses on Facebook or...

EU could force WhatsApp, Messenger, iMessage and others to offer interoperability

The EU has agreed upon new laws to limit the market power of big tech. Its new Digital Markets Act (DMA) aims to blacklist anti-competitive practices and force popular messaging services like WhatsApp, Messenger, iMessage, and others to open up and interoperate with smaller messaging platforms. The EU's press release on the matter states: "During a close...

Instagram rolls out new parental supervision controls in the US

In December, Instagram announced new parental controls to help parents and guardians control how much time their teens spend on Instagram. At the time, the company said the new tools would be made available in March 2022. As promised, the company has launched its new supervision tools. In a blog post on Monday, Instagram head Adam...