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Galaxy S10 update brings Bixby button remap, Instagram Mode

Galaxy S10 update brings Bixby button remap, Instagram Mode

The Galaxy S10 and its siblings aren't even completely in the public's hands but Samsung is already rolling out its first update to the device. That is probably for the best because it's an update that many won't want to skip. At least those who have considered the Bixby button the bane of their life. With the latest update, they can now remap that to what they want. Even better, the update may have a thing or two bonuses as well.

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All of Galaxy S10’s unique app features: Instagram, Adobe

All of Galaxy S10’s unique app features: Instagram, Adobe

The Samsung Galaxy S10 is now official, and of course, the phone's triple rear-camera is getting a lot of attention. In fact, that camera was one of the first things Samsung dove into during today's presentation in San Francisco. The camera segment of the show wasn't entirely focused on specifications, though, as Samsung had some app partnerships to announce as well.

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Instagram fundraising stickers could come at the worst time possible

Instagram fundraising stickers could come at the worst time possible

Throughout the many tribulations and scandals that rocked Facebook and its properties, Instagram seems to have remained the one bright light in Facebook's storm. It isn't without its own issues, of course, but those have been relatively minor. Instagram remains popular, almost unchallenged, and in the perfect position to do some good. The social network is reportedly testing a sticker to let users donate to a charity that, while good on the surface, could raise some doubts given its parent company's behavior.

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Instagram confirms bug caused huge drop in follower numbers

Instagram confirms bug caused huge drop in follower numbers

A day after Twitter revealed that "an issue" was removing Likes from tweets comes a similar statement from Instagram, which says that a bug is responsible for the massive drops in follower numbers some users have experienced. Complaints about the follower decrease spurred speculation that Instagram was purging inauthentic accounts, but the company has revealed that an ongoing issue is to blame.

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Instagram Direct Messages could be coming to desktop, web soon

Instagram Direct Messages could be coming to desktop, web soon

Mark Zuckerberg wants to unify the company's separate messaging services. Not everyone agrees, especially considering the privacy nightmare it could lead to. The social networking giant, however, could be attacking the problem from a slightly different angle. There are now signs that Instagram is playing around with a version of its Direct messaging feature for web browsers on desktops. And while this might sound like a great standalone feature, it could also be just the opening salvo for a series of changes.

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Instagram to completely remove graphic self-harm images

Instagram to completely remove graphic self-harm images

It turns out that a "sensitivity screen" wouldn't enough after all. In reviewing the role it may have played in a recent teen suicide, Instagram has reportedly thought of putting a blurry block on top of graphic images of self-harm and suicide. But given the complexity of balancing equally valid concerns, Instagram is setting its foot down on a simpler solution. Graphic self-harm photos are out. Non-graphic ones are allowed but you'd be hard-pressed to find them.

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Instagram just put IGTV videos in your feed

Instagram just put IGTV videos in your feed

As if the social network with the biggest variety of ways to post a piece of content was king, Instagram's released another new feature. This new system allows creators to take clips from their IGTV videos to post to the main news feed. Instagram said they did this so that "you can preview IGTV videos in your feed."

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Instagram “sensitivity screens” will blur self-harm photos until you tap

Instagram “sensitivity screens” will blur self-harm photos until you tap

In 2017, fourteen-year-old Molly Russell took her own life. Her family laid part of the blame on Instagram when they discovered the teenager had viewed distressing images depicting self-harm or even suicide. Adam Mosseri, who took over Instagram in the wake of its co-founders’ departure, is promising to take action, primarily by putting a “sensitivity screen” to hide such content from view. That is until you consent to view it at your own risk and with full knowledge.

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Why Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram cross-service encryption can’t happen

Why Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram cross-service encryption can’t happen

The proof is in the pudding when it comes to suggested end-to-end encryption of a single messaging system between Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp. Today a statement from Facebook suggests that they're "working on making more of our messaging products end-to-end encrypted and considering ways to make it easier to reach friends and family across networks." But it's not that sentence that's important - it's the one that comes right after it that tells me what I suspect is probably true.

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WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook Messenger unification is Zuckerberg’s new obsession

WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook Messenger unification is Zuckerberg’s new obsession

Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, and Instagram messaging will be joined together, as the social network pulls together the various apps and services it owns. The shift will present a considerable architectural challenge for Facebook engineers, though the expectation is that - at least initially - end-users won't necessarily see any difference.

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Netflix adds Instagram Stories support for directly sharing shows

Netflix adds Instagram Stories support for directly sharing shows

Netflix is just about everywhere, thanks in no small part to its vast and largely successful original content library, and as of today, it can now be found in yet another place: Instagram Stories. The new integration makes it possible for Netflix users to directly share their favorite content with followers, but not everyone has access to it.

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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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