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Instagram Questions Sticker: Download the update

Instagram Questions Sticker: Download the update

This week the folks at Instagram released a new feature for their social media platform - for you iPhone users, and Android, and everyone in-between. This new feature allows users to ask questions of their followers with a sticker. A sticker is a piece of media that's placed OVER a photo or video, and a "question" is somewhat more of a poll sort of thing, if you catch my drift. The update is out this morning.

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Instagram now tells you when to stop scrolling

Instagram now tells you when to stop scrolling

Trying to keep up with friends on social media can be a stressful task, especially if you have a lot of people populating your feed. At the same time, it can be difficult to know that you're seeing the newest posts on sites like Facebook and Instagram because of the way their respective feeds are arranged. Beginning today, Instagram is launching a new tool to help with that very problem.

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Instagram Stories can now have music to play alongside them

Instagram Stories can now have music to play alongside them

The week is almost over but Instagram definitely isn’t. This week alone it has rolled out feature after feature, asserting that it hasn’t become irrelevant in an age of Snapchat. After video-centric features, good ol’ IG has not turned its attention to music. Now you can add more drama or excitement to your Instagram Stories by choosing a track to go along with it, while you record or even after the fact.

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Instagram Lite sneaks into Android

Instagram Lite sneaks into Android

Instagram has had a very busy month. From new features like IGTV and video chat to letting anyone take screenshots of Stories, the social network giant is making splashes left and right. Which makes the silent arrival of its Instagram Lite app on Google Play Store a bit puzzling. The app, after all, is carefully decided to pull in even more users to add to its billion-strong roster, especially users in markets with slower Internet speeds and smaller smartphone storage space.

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Instagram update adds video chat: Get it here

Instagram update adds video chat: Get it here

Instagram has received a rather big update on iOS and Android. Three new features are being added with this update, with the biggest and arguably most exciting of the three being video chat. Other new features include some additions to Explore and a handful of new camera effects.

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Instagram reveals IGTV standalone vertical video app with channels

Instagram reveals IGTV standalone vertical video app with channels

Instagram has announced a new app called IGTV, a vertical video platform for Instagram users to post content and watch videos. The content will be available in both the Instagram app and the IGTV app, the latter of which serves as a dedicated destination for video-only content. The app will launch in the near future, but we know all the details now.

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Just a few Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube alternatives

Just a few Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube alternatives

If you no longer want to be part of the connected world that's also the ad-supported world, there are alternatives. They aren't the same as the apps and social networks you use now, and it's not often that they get as big a celebrity following - but maybe that's not why you're on the internet in the first place. Today we're having a peek at a few alternatives to the major social networks as they roll right this minute.

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Instagram lets creepers be creepers by dropping alerts for Story screenshots

Instagram lets creepers be creepers by dropping alerts for Story screenshots

Back at the beginning of February, Instagram announced that it would begin notifying users when other people snapped a screenshot of the Stories they shared. Snapchat, which has been a continuous source of inspiration for Instagram, has done something similar for years, so it wasn't really surprising to see Instagram follow suit in this instance. What is surprising is what's happening today, as Instagram has confirmed that it's scrapping these notifications instead of rolling them out to everyone.

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Instagram now lets you share stories you’ve been mentioned in

Instagram now lets you share stories you’ve been mentioned in

Instagram has launched an interesting new feature for Stories that builds the feed resharing capabilities it launched last month. With the latest update to Instagram on iOS and Android, you can now share stories created by others that mention you. You can even share that mention as part of your own story, so you can dive pretty deep down the sharing rabbit hole if you so choose.

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Instagram hour-long and vertical video support tipped

Instagram hour-long and vertical video support tipped

Instagram is gearing up to launch support for hour-long videos, according to a new report. The support will reportedly be part of a new feature that centers around vertical, rather than landscape, video content. Assuming such a feature is released, it'll mark a big change over the platform's current 1-minute video length limitation.

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The Instagram algorithm just spilled its secrets

The Instagram algorithm just spilled its secrets

Fewer likes on your Instagram selfies are probably just because they're bad photos, not because the app's algorithm is trying to neg you. At least, that's the takeaway from the Facebook-owned photo and video sharing service drawing back the curtain - at least a little - on just how it decides what and when to show content each time you open the app.

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YouTube subscribers aren’t happy about the new feed

YouTube subscribers aren’t happy about the new feed

YouTube is optimizing itself for views - more views, as many views as possible, at all costs. It begins with the changing of the chronology of the videos in YouTube subscriber feeds. This is real, it's happening, and for some users it's already happened. Instead of acting as a platform, as it should, YouTube is turning into Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. It's becoming awful.

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