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Instagram will show more recent posts due to algorithm backlash

Instagram isn’t quite bringing back the chronological feed, but it will show more new posts and stop suddenly bumping you to the top of the feed while you’re scrolling. “With these changes, your feed will feel more fresh, and you won’t miss the moments you care about” Instagram writes. It should be more coherent to browse the app now that you won’t lose ...

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Snapchat, Instagram remove Giphy feature due to racial slur GIF

Snapchat and Instagram have temporarily removed their Giphy GIF sticker features after users saw an extremely racist GIF as an option to add to their images. Snapchat confirms to TechCrunch “As soon as we were made aware, we removed the GIF and have disabled Giphy until we can be sure that this won’t happen again . . . while we ...

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Instagram removes post after Russia watchdog orders

Facebook-owned Instagram has taken down posts related to bribery allegations made by Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny against the country’s deputy prime minister. Navalny, who is Russian President Vladimir Putin’s fiercest rival, posted a video on YouTube earlier this month, that showed metals oligarch Oleg Deripaska allegedly meeting with Russian Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Prikhodko on the billionaire’s yacht in Norway. In the video, ...

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Iran protests: Telegram and Instagram restricted

Iran has moved to restrict social media networks that have been used to organise four days of anti-establishment protests. The “temporary” restrictions on the apps Telegram and Instagram were imposed to “maintain tranquillity”, state news agency Irib reports. The protests have been the biggest show of dissent since huge rallies in 2009. President Hassan Rouhani has said Iranians have the ...

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Iran protests: Telegram and Instagram restricted

Iran has moved to restrict social media networks that have been used to organise four days of anti-establishment protests. The “temporary” restrictions on the apps Telegram and Instagram were imposed to “maintain tranquillity”, state news agency Irib reports. The protests have been the biggest show of dissent since huge rallies in 2009. President Hassan Rouhani has said Iranians have the ...

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Instagram will now add ‘Recommended’ posts to your feed

Instagram’s feed will now show users recommended posts – a change that earlier this month was spotted while in testing, and has since quietly gone live. The feature, described here in the company’s Help documentation, will suggest posts for you based on those that have been liked by other accounts you follow. The new section, “Recommended for You,” is clearly labelled so as ...

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Russian propaganda now highlighted on Facebook, Instagram

Last month, Facebook announced that it would create a tool for users to see if they follow pages and accounts that were linked to Russian-backed groups. That tool is now live, and you can see for yourself if any of the pages you liked were created by the Internet Research Agency. You can find the tool in Facebook’s Help Center, and it will show ...

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Kendall Jenner is Most Followed Model on Instagram

Kendall Jenner is Most Followed Model on Instagram, as she has ranked up 85 million supporters on the site. The 22-year-old beauty has bagged the number one spot in the top 10 list of catwalk stars who have the highest amount of followers on the photo-sharing site, as she currently boasts 85 million supporters on her social media account. And ...

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Facebook, Google, using my inventions – Ghana’s Dr. Thomas Mensah

Ghanaian chemical engineer and innovator, Dr. Thomas Mensah, has said his innovations are being used by technology giants including Facebook, Google, Paypal among others. Dr. Mensah, while working for American company, Corning Glass Works, was able to help improve and commercialize a fiber optic technology the company had been working on for 15 years without success. Prior to the invention, ...

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Instagram now autoplays video sound once turned on

Autoplay audio can be annoying or convenient depending on the situation. Luckily Instagram has found a happy medium between defaulting autoplay video sound on or off. This weekend TechCrunch spotted that some Instagram videos in the feed were autoplaying with audio. Now Instagram has confirmed to us “this new update rolled out recently” and here’s how it works for all ...

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