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Instagram enables posting to multiple accounts at the same time

Instagram enables posting to multiple accounts at the same time

Instagram has made it possible to post content to multiple accounts at the same time, a convenience feature that saves a lot of time for brands and the many users who juggle more than one account. The new feature hasn't been officially announced, but the company confirmed the change this week after users spied the option. The feature is rolling out to iOS now, but Android plans remain unclear.

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Instagram changed your feed, and users are seriously unhappy [Update: Rolled back]

Instagram changed your feed, and users are seriously unhappy [Update: Rolled back]

Instagram has updated its app with a new way to scroll through photos, and users are seriously unimpressed. Gone is the familiar scrolling UI that Instagram has used from the start, with friends' photos and videos posted in a long timeline. In its place is a whole lot of tapping to move through the feed.

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Social networks have peaked: why users are starting to leave

Social networks have peaked: why users are starting to leave

Facebook has probably become one of the most suspected, even hated, tech companies of late. It may have even managed to surpass Google to some extent. But the infamy and exodus that Facebook is now being subjected to is really just the height of a trend that has been happening lately. YouTube stars are burning out or exploding in spectacularly distasteful ways. Twitter’s 280-character expansion got the cold shoulder reception. Tumblr dug its own grave in trying to impress Apple. And Instagram and Snapchat seem to be locked into copying each other. The fire that drove social media’s growth has seemingly been reduced to smoldering embers and users are either jumping ship to other networks or quitting outright. But it’s not for the reasons that you might think.

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Instagram is testing new accounts for influencers and celebrities

Instagram is testing new accounts for influencers and celebrities

As it stands, high-profile Instagram users have an experience that's pretty much the same as an average user's. That may not be the case for much longer, as Instagram has revealed that it's testing new "creator accounts" for celebrities, influencers, or pretty much anyone with a substantial following on the platform. These new account will give those creators more insight into how their content performs on the social media site.

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Instagram rolls out direct short voice messaging option for all users

Instagram rolls out direct short voice messaging option for all users

Instagram is rolling out voice messaging support to all users across the globe, the company has confirmed. With the new feature, which was first tipped earlier this year, users are able to easily send brief voice messages to another user privately, a feature already available on Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp.

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Instagram Close Friends list locks Stories down to your VIPs

Instagram Close Friends list locks Stories down to your VIPs

Feel free to retire your finsta, with Instagram adding the ability to limit which of your friends can see your Instagram Stories. The new Close Friends feature adds an extra level of control over who can view photos and videos shared on Instagram, without being as restrictive as a completely private account.

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Top 10 Instagram users as of November 2018

Top 10 Instagram users as of November 2018

Today we're taking a peek at an interesting statistic from Instagram, one of the world's most popular social networks. Instagram stands alone on the web as a photo-centric app that allows celebrities to get up close and personal with fans - so to speak. While Twitter remains the best place to scream about politics, and Facebook is best for sharing photos with your mother, Instagram seems to be the place celebrities stake their claim over fans on the web.

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Instagram tests cleaner, simplified user profile design

Instagram tests cleaner, simplified user profile design

Instagram is testing redesigned user profiles that enable users to "better express" themselves and connect with other users. The company says that some of its users may be seeing the new design at some point in the next several weeks, either on their own profile or others. The changes include re-arranged buttons, icons, and tab navigation.

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Instagram declares war on fake likes

Instagram declares war on fake likes

Social media platforms like Instagram and Facebook obviously attract a ton of people, and when you have platforms as massive as these are, some have the temptation to artificially inflate things such as likes and follows to increase their popularity. This is something that runs rampant on pretty much every social media platform out there, and today, Instagram announced that it has had enough.

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Instagram feature accidentally leaks passwords, affected users warned to update

Instagram feature accidentally leaks passwords, affected users warned to update

Another week, another security issue related to Facebook or one of its properties. This time it's Instagram, which has disclosed that a "small number" of users' password were exposed as plaintext. This was the result of a bug in the tool that lets users download all of their own data from the social network.

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Instagram Shopping adds three big features for the holidays

Instagram Shopping adds three big features for the holidays

Instagram has launched new features for the holiday season, including the ability to save a shopping collection, shop for goods through business profiles, and shop from feed videos. This is the latest expansion to Instagram’s Shopping platform, which brings e-commerce to the traditionally photo-centric platform.

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Instagram taps machine learning to detect online bullying

Instagram taps machine learning to detect online bullying

Instagram has revealed new tools that target bullying and other hurtful content, the aim being to reduce negative interactions on the site and improve the experience for everyone. As well, the company has introduced a new camera effect that it says will help "spread kindness" among users, at least when they're using the Stories feature.

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