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Instagram payment feature quietly appears for some users

Instagram payment feature quietly appears for some users

Some Instagram users have started seeing a payments feature that enables transactions directly on the platform. The addition hasn't been officially announced at this time, however a decision to add a payment feature wouldn't be surprising. Parent company Facebook previously launched a tool for sending users money on Messenger, and recent changes to Instagram hint the company may be bringing some of its features to Instagram.

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Facebook Messenger and Instagram are getting AR camera effects

Facebook Messenger and Instagram are getting AR camera effects

As Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg took the stage to kick off 2018's F8 conference today, we knew that augmented reality and virtual reality were going to be big topics. After all, we started the day with the news that the new Oculus Go headset had gone up for pre-order, and the Facebook platform in general has been branching out into VR in recent months. Today we learned about the next step in that process: AR for Messenger and Instagram.

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Instagram Stories gets support for sharing ten images or videos at once

Instagram Stories gets support for sharing ten images or videos at once

Instagram has pushed out an update for Stories that enables users to upload more than one video or photo at a time. The change is available on Android now, though the iOS update won't be rolling out for a few more weeks, according to the company. With it, users will see a new icon within the upload media screen; up to ten bits of content can be selected to upload at once.

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Instagram data download tool arrives, but only on desktop for now

Instagram data download tool arrives, but only on desktop for now

As previously promised, Instagram has launched a tool that enables users to download their account data. The feature was revealed as in-progress a few weeks ago, that revelation made following criticism over the platform's lack of a data download tool. Facebook already offers a similar tool for downloading account data, the same data that had some unwelcome surprises for some users.

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Instagram developing tool that’ll let users download their data

Instagram developing tool that’ll let users download their data

Instagram is currently developing a tool that will enable users to download their account data, a feature that'll mirror the similar "Download your info" tool available on Facebook. The downloadable data will include photos/videos the user has shared on the platform, as well as messages posted and sent. The tool will mark a big change for the company, which historically had made it difficult for users to download their own content.

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Instagram’s new camera in brief

Instagram’s new camera in brief

Instagram updated their apps this morning with a new sort of Focus Camera. This camera uses some smart calculations to figure out what part of the photo is the person, and what's background. With this new mode, "Focus" will allow the user to take photos and video in what's commonly known as a sort of "portrait" mode. This new mode aims to be "giving the photo that polished look."

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Facebook takes down dozens of IRA-controlled accounts

Facebook takes down dozens of IRA-controlled accounts

Facebook has been burned and it is burning others in turn. And wherever there is fire, there will always be damages on either side. Facebook has just announced what is probably its boldest and biggest fake accounts takedown. And while 270 or so accounts pales in comparison to the thousands it already removed, it’s the source of the accounts that makes it such a big move. Facebook has taken down most, but probably not all, accounts and pages connected to the Russian Internet Research Agency, the notorious Internet troll factory blamed for manipulating the outcome of the 2016 US presidential elections.

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Instagram Apple Watch app is gone in latest update

Instagram Apple Watch app is gone in latest update

The Apple Watch is often cited to be immune from the general slump that the smartwatch market continues to experience. But while its sales numbers are encouraging, its app roster is anything but. Apps are disappearing from Apple’s wearable device and some of them are high-profile ones. The latest to join the exodus is the Facebook-owned Instagram. And, no, it isn’t a case of the social networking giant retaliating over statements made by Apple’s chief executive.

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Facebook should be paying you

Facebook should be paying you

Facebook's call records, SMS, and contacts collecting are the headline of the day - but that's old news to you. You knew a long time ago that Facebook was harvesting your data, and you don't care. What would anyone want with your info anyway? You're just an everyday average person, after all, surely there's no reason to worry that Facebook workers would take the time to read your boring old communications and contact list, right?

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Elon Musk removes Tesla and SpaceX Facebook pages in protest

Elon Musk removes Tesla and SpaceX Facebook pages in protest

Elon Musk has apparently deleted the SpaceX Facebook page, in what appears to be a move of privacy solidarity after the Cambridge Analytica scandal. The outspoken CEO was challenged to remove the social network page on Twitter, though commented that he has "literally never seen it even once."

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Instagram puts newer posts back on top

Instagram puts newer posts back on top

Instagram went back to a different sort of setup now, not the same as the setup that just was, not quite what was a while ago. The changes mainly put newer posts back on top of the Instagram feed instead of having the whole thing mixed up according to the Instagram robot overlords whimsical decision-making skills. This update was made "to give you more control over your feed and ensure the posts you see are timely."

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Instagram beefs up bios with hashtag and profile links

Instagram beefs up bios with hashtag and profile links

It seems that Instagram pushes a new feature out the door every few weeks, and lately, some of these new features have centered around hashtags and what you can do with them. Back in December, Instagram rolled out the ability to follow hashtag pages directly, ditching the need to search for them every time you wanted to see content associated with a particular one. Today, Instagram hashtags are receiving more functionality in a rather small update that could have a big effect on your user bio.

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