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Instagram No Longer Notifies People If You Screenshot Their Stories So You Can Creep In Peace Again

Creepers, rejoice: after several months of testing, Instagram has killed a feature that alerted users when someone took a screenshot of their Stories. Long live the ability to discretely throw shade at all of your online frenemies! Read More >>

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Instagram Is Reportedly Pivoting to Hour-Long Video

Facebook subsidiary Instagram has long been very good at making users feel bad about themselves. Now, per the Wall Street Journal, it’s planning a new effort to annoy the hell out of them with longer, YouTube-style video content as well. Read More >>

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Instagram Now Lets You Mute Posts, a Gift to Frenemies Everywhere

They’re a bit late to the party, but Instagram has finally answered our prayers by adding a mute feature to its main feed. According to an announcement made by the company this morning, users will be able to hide posts in their feed from accounts that they still want to follow but don’t want to see any content from—like, for instance, that friend who posts Far Too Much and decided to date your ex. It’s not like you can unfollow her (you are “friends” after all) but come on! Read More >>

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All the Changes Coming to Your Instagram

At Facebook’s F8 conference on Tuesday, Mark Zuckerberg discussed how Instagram will be changing in the coming weeks. The upgrades include video chat, an Explore redesign, AR camera effects, and a bullying filter. Read More >>

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Instagram Now Lets You Export Your Photos, Videos, and Embarrassing DMs

Instagram is finally giving users the ability to download some of their data. After teasing the tool a few weeks ago, the Facebook-owned service released a data export feature today, and it does more than just let you retrieve a copy of your filtered photos. Read More >>

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Instagram Will Soon Let You Download Your Own Data

Instagram will soon introduce a new data portability feature, which will let users download a copy of the photos and messages they’ve shared on the app. A spokesperson confirmed the forthcoming feature to TechCrunch on Wednesday: “We are building a new data portability tool. You’ll soon be able to download a copy of what you’ve shared on Instagram, including your photos, videos and messages.” Read More >>

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Giphy Is Back on Instagram and Snapchat After Claiming to Have Solved Its Racist Sticker Problem

Gif-sharing service Giphy is back on Snapchat after an incident last month involving an extremely goddamn racist gif that slipped past moderation filters, according to the Verge. Read More >>

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Snapchat Announces Group Video Chat Feature That Instagram’s Probably Going to Steal

Snapchat’s parent company Snap may be in the fiscal shitter, but Snapchat’s still an incredibly popular app: Last we heard, 187 million people (teens) use it daily. For those folks, as well as Instagram’s uninspired product team, Snapchat is adding a new group video chat feature akin to what’s already available on WhatsApp and Skype. Read More >>

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Hunt For Eggs With This Easter-Themed X-Men Art, Courtesy of Ryan Reynolds

The X-Men have got to have a wild Easter. What with Nightcrawler hiding eggs in interdimensional hidey holes, Beast very excitedly explaining the Pagan origins of the holiday’s traditions, and Deadpool just throwing stuffed rabbits at everyone, it’s an eventful day. Read More >>

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5 Reasons to Ditch Snapchat for Instagram, If You Haven’t Already

Though they take different approaches, Snapchat and Instagram both have the same aim: to be your go-to place for sharing everyday photos and videos. But in this ongoing sparring match, Snapchat is losing, and losing hard—it has fewer users, a more confusing interface, inferior features, and a worse ad experience. Read More >>

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Instagram Says It’s Fixing the Worst Thing About Its Algorithm

Instagram apparently no longer wants you to see Christmas Day photos on New Year’s Eve. On Thursday, the Facebook-owed service announced that it’s implementing new changes to its algorithm. The changes will prioritize newer posts in your feed, hopefully reducing the number of old posts that appear when you open up the app. Read More >>

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Instagram Is Testing a Feature That Sure Sounds Great for Shit-Talking Other Users

Sure, you can share your friends’ posts on your Facebook page, or retweet a hot take to your followers on Twitter, but Instagram has been relatively conservative when it comes to letting users publicly redistribute posts on the social network. According to a report from TechCrunch, however, Instagram is testing a feature that makes it easier to share content to your own Stories feed talk shit about your haters. Read More >>

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Instagram Shopping Launches in the UK Today

Have you ever been surfing your Instagram feed and come across something so amazing or stylish that you wish you could buy it there and there, without having to deal with the hassle of tapping a few buttons and looking for it online. I can't say that I have, but Instagram has your back with the UK launch of Shopping. Read More >>

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Sri Lanka Blocked Facebook This Week for Allegedly Spreading Hate Speech and Violence

The government of Sri Lanka ordered internet and mobile service providers to temporarily block Facebook and its subsidiaries WhatsApp and Instagram, as well as separate messaging service Viber, this week as part of a crackdown on what officials said was rampant online hate speech fuelling real-life violence. Read More >>

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Snapchat, Instagram Pull Giphy Integration After Users Find Extremely Racist GIF

Facebook subsidiary Instagram and stumbling competitor Snapchat have both disabled GIF-embedding service Giphy after an extremely racist image began spreading on the platform, TechCrunch reported. Read More >>