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Pixel 6 Pro might be the new social media king with this Android 12 feature

Pixel 6 Pro might be the new social media king with this Android 12 feature

There's a change going on in social networking apps with Android 12, starting with Pixel 6. This device - and the Pixel 6 Pro - are both ready to roll with multi-camera use in social networking apps that are ready to implement the change. The change comes in the newest camera API with Android 12, but it doesn't necessarily work with every single device that can currently run Android 12.

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Instagram desktop is finally getting photo uploads

Instagram desktop is finally getting photo uploads

Instagram desktop is finally getting the ability to add new photos and videos, a long-overdue update that's part of a set of new features the Facebook-owned social network is launching this week. Currently, while you can log into Instagram from a desktop browser and look through your timeline, actually creating posts requires the mobile apps.

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Instagram’s latest live streaming feature ensures viewers show up

Instagram’s latest live streaming feature ensures viewers show up

Instagram is making its live-streaming platform a bit more useful for creators and others who prefer to present their content to a live audience. The company has introduced a new feature called Live Scheduling that is, as you'd expect, a new scheduling tool for setting up a live broadcast ahead of time. Among other things, it'll help ensure viewers know when to tune in.

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Instagram adds a feature that warns users when something goes wrong

Instagram adds a feature that warns users when something goes wrong

Many people worldwide rely heavily on Instagram to keep in touch with friends and family or make a living. Instagram has announced a new commitment to share more information about what's going on behind the scenes on the social network. Two new features have been revealed designed to give people information about outages and their account status directly within the Instagram app.

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Instagram will soon nudge teens to take a break

Instagram will soon nudge teens to take a break

Facebook is no stranger to scandals, including ones that land it in court or grilled by Congress, but there are a few notable ones that really rouse people's ire. While its meddling in a past US election still haunts it to this day, Facebook's latest debacle doesn't even involve its main social network but one of its biggest properties. Then again, the social tech giant has been blamed for how things are run at Instagram, and it is now promising to take stronger measures to protect its young users' mental health.

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Facebook says it fixed the issue behind its latest product outage

Facebook says it fixed the issue behind its latest product outage

The previous week has been a rough one for Facebook, which experienced a widespread outage across its product family that left many people scrambling for alternative platforms. October 4 brought a massive outage that spanned from Facebook to Oculus, though the company resolved it after several hours. A few days later, the company was hit by another outage.

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Another Instagram outage caps off Facebook’s very bad week [Update]

Another Instagram outage caps off Facebook’s very bad week [Update]

Instagram is apparently celebrating the end of the week with some more sporadic downtime, with users reporting issues loading new photos and videos in the app on Friday afternoon. The problems come only days after a huge Facebook outage that spanned the social network behemoth's various properties.

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Facebook outage blamed on faulty configuration, no hacking involved

Facebook outage blamed on faulty configuration, no hacking involved

For the past few years, Facebook has not only been criticized but also sued for this or that improper behavior, ranging from privacy missteps to monopolistic business practices to harmful work cultures. There have been repeated calls to boycott Facebook and its properties Instagram and WhatsApp, and there has even been some mass exodus of users over the years. Despite all that negative publicity, Facebook still has a firm hold over people's lives today, something that was confirmed by the hours-long outage that affected not just users but even businesses worldwide.

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Facebook outage: Twitter, TikTok, more buckle as social refugees flood rivals

Facebook outage: Twitter, TikTok, more buckle as social refugees flood rivals

Most of you already know this, but Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp have been down for most of the day. What might be even more surprising than those three services being down for more than a few minutes at a time is the fact that this outage is having a noticeable knock-on effect on the rest of the internet. In fact, many other social media websites are buckling under the strain of Facebook and Instagram users who are flocking to other services.

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Facebook is down: Huge outage also takes Instagram & WhatsApp offline

Facebook is down: Huge outage also takes Instagram & WhatsApp offline

Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp are experiencing a widespread outage, with the social networks and instant messaging platform all offline for users in multiple locations. The outage comes amid renewed criticism of Facebook, after a whistleblower came forward with the company's own internal research that suggests it could have a negative impact on users.

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Instagram Kids on hold amid devastating Facebook mental health leaks

Instagram Kids on hold amid devastating Facebook mental health leaks

Instagram Kids, the version of the social network that Facebook hoped to hook children 10-12 years old on, is being put on pause, the company has confirmed today. The service, details of which leaked earlier this year, has been increasingly under fire by parents and child privacy advocates, particularly given recent revelations about Facebook's own research on how damaging social media can be to younger users.

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Twitter edge-to-edge images for iOS make it more like Instagram

Twitter edge-to-edge images for iOS make it more like Instagram

Twitter is testing a new feature this week that'll make the whole platform a lot more like Instagram. Starting on iOS devices (of course), Twitter is testing what they're calling "edge-to-edge" images. This goes for individual images as well as sets of images in a gallery. With this feature, there'll be no space between images posted in a Tweet and the edge of a display screen.

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