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Instagram desktop posting test has us crossing our fingers

Instagram desktop posting test has us crossing our fingers

Instagram desktop posting is being rolled out to select users, part of the social network's experiment to spread photo uploads from its smartphone apps. The feature - which allows users to add images to their Instagram feed from their computer - is one of the most persistent requests, though there's a fair chance that you may not see it on your account when you next log in.

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Twitter just prioritized iOS over Android again for Instagram

Twitter just prioritized iOS over Android again for Instagram

This week the folks at the development office at Twitter opened the gates to Instagram. If you're using an iOS device, you can now share Tweets from your Twitter app directly to Instagram Stories. This should curb the use of screenshots of Tweets in Instagram stories, as the developers at Twitter suggest. They said "pls stop posting screenshots of Tweets on IG Stories," so they were nice about it!

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Instagram Reels ads are here to monetize every eyeball

Instagram Reels ads are here to monetize every eyeball

Instagram Reels, the company's TikTok competitor, is going to start including adverts among its short video clips, expanding the marketing globally. It's the second big monetization push that Facebook has made this week, having announced yesterday that it planned to trial advertising in virtual reality experiences viewed through its Oculus Quest 2 headset.

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Facebook: Trump suspension end date confirmed with tougher rules

Facebook: Trump suspension end date confirmed with tougher rules

Facebook will allow former President Donald Trump back onto the social network in two years time, finally putting a date on when the controversial suspension will be lifted. Trump was barred from using Facebook and Instagram in January 2021, after several posts deemed to incite the riots at the US Capitol Building on January 6.

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You can hide “Likes” on Instagram and Facebook now: Here’s how

You can hide “Likes” on Instagram and Facebook now: Here’s how

Instagram and Facebook users will now be able to hide their public like counts, an unexpectedly flexible result to the experiment the social networks have been running into how visible popularity impacts usage. The new settings include not only the ability to remove like counts on your own posts, but prevent them from showing up in your timeline generally, too.

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Instagram on the Web might finally allow creating posts

Instagram on the Web might finally allow creating posts

Although it is one of the biggest social networks in the world, Instagram is able to get away with one rather big sin. It's still a mostly smartphone-only affair, refusing to embrace tablets and even desktops to some extent. While Instagram does have a presence on web browsers, it's meant only for viewing and, only recently, messaging with other users. That may be changing, however, and the Web interface might finally let users make posts while still ignoring tablets.

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Facebook Messenger gets Star Wars theme and better inbox management

Facebook Messenger gets Star Wars theme and better inbox management

Facebook has updated Messenger with some new features, including additional themes for stylizing the messaging app. Users get two new themes, including one based on Star Wars and another styled after the Netflix show Selena: The Series. As well, Facebook is making it easier to manage the chat threads in your Messenger inbox.

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Facebook shut down Signal’s ads because they exposed too much

Facebook shut down Signal’s ads because they exposed too much

Facebook has barred privacy-focused messaging app Signal from running a series of Instagram ads, which would have exposed just how much personal information the photo-sharing network - and its social media behemoth owner - has on individuals as they browse their timeline. Signal had intended to use Instagram's own third-party advert tools to reveal some of the precise targeting that advertisers can buy access to.

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Instagram automatic captions sticker: How and where

Instagram automatic captions sticker: How and where

This week the folks at Instagram released a system in which users can place a "sticker" in their video that auto-captions audio. This captions sticker was released to Stories for Instagram this week, and it may only be available for a limited set of users at first. If you've seen this same sort of functionality in Instagram before now, chances are you were using said feature with IGTV and the Threads app.

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Instagram Live Rooms put a unique spin on Clubhouse rivalry

Instagram Live Rooms put a unique spin on Clubhouse rivalry

Clubhouse has become social media's newest darling and, naturally, everyone's out to copy and kill it. Those rivals actually have a lot of opportunities to do that, considering Clubhouse still has limited reach in terms of invites and platforms. That said, not everyone wants to copy it feature for feature and some are trying to put a different spin on the audio-only social platform. That includes Facebook-owned Instagram that just silently rolled out an audio-only option to its shiny new Live Rooms.

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Instagram rolls out new tools to filter abusive direct messages

Instagram rolls out new tools to filter abusive direct messages

Instagram has been working to help provide more protection for its community of users. Recently, Instagram talked about how it was working to combat abuse and hate speech on its platform by introducing stricter penalties for people who send abusive Direct Messages. The social network has now announced a new way to protect users from seeing abusive Direct Messages, to begin with.

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Instagram likes could disappear again

Instagram likes could disappear again

Instagram plans to further test the ability to hide like counts among its users, to see whether removing the potential source of popularity anxiety makes social networking a happier place. The company began a test in which users could hide the number of likes posts had received back in 2019, but now is expanding that experiment even further.

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