Inside the Instagram AI that fills Explore with fresh, juicy content

Instagram has posted an article describing the behind-the-scenes machinery that fills the Explore tab in Instagram with new, interesting stuff every time you open it. It’s a bit technical, so…

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Facebook Dating now integrates with Instagram and Facebook Stories

Facebook Dating, an opt-in feature of the main Facebook app, will begin to tap into the content users are already creating across both Facebook and Instagram to enhance its service….

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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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