Instagram Is Testing a New Display Layout for IGTV Content

Is IGTV going to become a larger consideration in 2020? It’s difficult to say what the future holds for Instagram’s dedicated video platform, but as discovered by reverse engineering expert…

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Facebook’s new branding distinguishes app from acquisitions

Facebook wants more people to know it owns Instagram, WhatsApp, and Oculus while still maintaining a distinct identity for its main app. So today Facebook launched a new capitalization and…

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Instagram expands ban on suicide content to cover cartoons and memes

Instagram has expanded a ban on graphical self-harm imagery to include a broader range of content depicting suicide, including fictional illustrations of self-harm and suicide methods such as drawings, cartoons…

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Combining StitchFix and Instagram, FlipFit ushers in the next phase of social retail

Nooruldeen Agha, has been thinking about what’s next for fashion retail for years. The serial entrepreneur behind the Dubai-based online fashion retailer, Elabelz and marketing studio Elephant Nation had always…

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Zuckerberg on Chinese censorship: Is that the internet we want?

China is exporting its social values, political ads are an important part of free expression and the definition of dangerous speech must be kept in check, Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg…

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Instagram is Bringing Direct Messaging to its Desktop Site

Instagram appears to be in the process of bringing direct messaging to its desktop website. This was uncovered by Jane Manchun Wong who shared a series of screenshots on Twitter:…

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Instagram Removes ‘Following’ Tab Which Let Users Keep Track of Others’ Activity

Instagram has removed a section of its app which was referred to by many as a “stalker” tool. The ‘Following’ tab was an area that existed within the ‘Activity’ tab…

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Instagram launches Create mode with On This Day throwbacks

Instagram has finally turned Throwback Thursday into an official feature. It’s part of the new Instagram “Create” mode that launches today in Stories, bringing the app beyond the camera. Create…

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With $15M round and 100K tablets sold, reMarkable CEO wants to make tech ‘more human’

The reMarkable tablet is a strange device in this era of ultra-smart gadgets: A black and white screen meant for reading, writing, and sketching — and nothing more. Yet the…

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