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  • Instagram Lite users in India will now be able to watch Reels Feb 24, 2021 04:47 PM IST

    Instagram Lite users in India will now be able to watch Reels

    While the feature has only rolled out to users in India, it could soon be available on Instagram Lite in other regions.

  • Valentine's Day | Power couple Barack and Michelle Obama share their message of love for each other Feb 14, 2021 10:14 PM IST

    Valentine's Day | Power couple Barack and Michelle Obama share their message of love for each other

    Former US President Barack Obama and his wife, former First Lady Michelle, took to Instagram to share pictures celebrating the occasion of Valentine's Day.

  • Facebook took action on 26.9 million pieces of content for hate speech in Q4 Feb 12, 2021 05:42 PM IST

    Facebook took action on 26.9 million pieces of content for hate speech in Q4

    Facebook's proactive rate – the percentage of content actioned before a user reported it – for bullying and harassment went from 26 per cent in September quarter to 49 per cent in December quarter on Facebook, and 55 per cent to 80 per cent on Instagram.

  • Instagram says its algorithm won't promote TikTok content on Reels anymore Feb 10, 2021 01:41 PM IST

    Instagram says its algorithm won't promote TikTok content on Reels anymore

    Instagram has updated its best practices for creators, says it will no longer promote watermarked content

  • Instagram's updated Parents Guide aims to improve child safety on the platform in 2021 Feb 08, 2021 06:57 PM IST

    Instagram's updated Parents Guide aims to improve child safety on the platform in 2021

    The Parents Guide is a resource provided by Instagram that helps parents in better understanding the changing digital landscape.

  • Instagram, Twitter and TikTok take down hundreds of accounts designed to sell rare usernames Feb 05, 2021 12:57 PM IST

    Instagram, Twitter and TikTok take down hundreds of accounts designed to sell rare usernames

    Instagram, Twitter and TikTok are banning accounts with links to OGUsers, a group that peddles rare usernames online

  • Instagram working on ‘Vertical Stories’ feed like TikTok Feb 04, 2021 11:21 AM IST

    Instagram working on ‘Vertical Stories’ feed like TikTok

    Instagram is building a Vertical Stories view similar to TikTok

  • New Instagram feature to help bring back recently deleted content Feb 03, 2021 12:09 PM IST

    New Instagram feature to help bring back recently deleted content

    The Recently Deleted feature is being made available to Instagram users starting today.

  • Instagram might soon disable this key feature that could affect your "likes" on the Facebook-owned platform Feb 03, 2021 10:45 AM IST

    Instagram might soon disable this key feature that could affect your "likes" on the Facebook-owned platform

    Instagram could soon disable the ability to share posts from your feed to stories.

  • Blue ticks for social media handles sold on private marketplaces: Report Jan 30, 2021 03:38 PM IST

    Blue ticks for social media handles sold on private marketplaces: Report

    Facebook and Instagram state that an account must be authentic, notable, complete and unique in order to be verified.

  • Selena Gomez: Big Tech 'cashing in from evil’ Jan 16, 2021 09:53 PM IST

    Selena Gomez: Big Tech 'cashing in from evil’

    It’s just the latest effort by the 28-year-old Gomez to draw attention to the danger of internet companies critics say have profited from misinformation and hate on their platforms.

  • Capitol breach | Facebook extends ban on Donald Trump's accounts until transition is complete, says Zuckerberg Jan 07, 2021 10:06 PM IST

    Capitol breach | Facebook extends ban on Donald Trump's accounts until transition is complete, says Zuckerberg

    The US President is using the platform to 'condone rather than condemn' the action of his supporters, which in turn is provoking further violence, says Zuckerberg.

  • After Facebook and Twitter, Instagram suspends Donald Trump’s account for 24 hours amid US Capitol violence Jan 07, 2021 08:50 AM IST

    After Facebook and Twitter, Instagram suspends Donald Trump’s account for 24 hours amid US Capitol violence

    US President Donald Trump had posted a video after protesters entered the US Capitol, interrupting lawmakers meeting in an extraordinary joint session to confirm the Electoral College results and President-elect Joe Biden’s victory.

  • Farmers claim Facebook, Instagram accounts blocked after live event: Report Dec 20, 2020 08:59 PM IST

    Farmers claim Facebook, Instagram accounts blocked after live event: Report

    Protesting farmers alleged that following a live event their accounts on both the platforms were blocked.

  • Government regulation not necessarily a bad thing: Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri Dec 17, 2020 11:29 AM IST

    Government regulation not necessarily a bad thing: Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri

    As per Instagram head Adam Mosseri, the ban on ByteDance-owned TikTok in India is not good for rivals and sets a bad precedent.

  • 'Instagram Lite' to be tested to India, available in regional languages Dec 16, 2020 04:42 PM IST

    'Instagram Lite' to be tested to India, available in regional languages

    Explaining the difference between Instagram and Instagram Lite, the company stated that though the experience is similar, features like Reels, Shopping and IGTV are not supported in the Instagram Lite app.

  • India has emerged as Instagram's crucial market, says CEO Adam Mosseri Dec 15, 2020 06:43 PM IST

    India has emerged as Instagram's crucial market, says CEO Adam Mosseri

    The photo-sharing platform is addressing the concerns over harassment and bullying on social media through features like 'Restrict' and 'Shadowban'.

  • Google services resume after a brief outage: Here are some of the biggest outages that took place in Oct-Dec 2020 Dec 14, 2020 08:45 PM IST

    Google services resume after a brief outage: Here are some of the biggest outages that took place in Oct-Dec 2020

    Here's a look at past instances where major platforms went down across the globe for brief periods.

  • How to delete your Instagram account Dec 14, 2020 03:30 PM IST

    How to delete your Instagram account

    While Instagram allows users to share images/videos and gather followers, the app can also give you anxious feelings about maintaining a perfect image online.

  • Egyptian model Salma el-Shimy arrested for posing at ancient necropolis of Saqqara Dec 04, 2020 08:18 PM IST

    Egyptian model Salma el-Shimy arrested for posing at ancient necropolis of Saqqara

    Salma el-Shimy and her photographer have been accused by a lawyer of disrespecting Egypt’s cultural heritage by posing in a phaoronic-style outfit

  • Facebook's content review board picks first six cases which include nudity, hate speech and misinformation Dec 01, 2020 10:41 PM IST

    Facebook's content review board picks first six cases which include nudity, hate speech and misinformation

    Facebook's Oversight Board is a separate body in which people can appeal if they disagree with decisions the social media giant made about their content on Facebook or Instagram.

  • Top Instagram features to keep your account safe and secure Nov 28, 2020 03:04 PM IST

    Top Instagram features to keep your account safe and secure

    From advanced account security to comment tools, here are some of the top tips and tricks on Instagram to keep your account safe.

  • Instagram's new feature will allow users to search content using keywords Nov 18, 2020 02:11 PM IST

    Instagram's new feature will allow users to search content using keywords

    Until now, users on the platform have only been able to search for content using usernames, profile names, location tags, and hashtags.

  • Kamala Harris has 6 million more Twitter followers than incumbent US Vice President Mike Pence, vastly greater engagement Nov 17, 2020 03:36 PM IST

    Kamala Harris has 6 million more Twitter followers than incumbent US Vice President Mike Pence, vastly greater engagement

    With 11.8 million followers on microblogging platform Twitter, Harris has more than double the reach of Pence, who has 5.8 million followers on the social media platform.

  • Facebook's new Vanish Mode lets you send disappearing messages on Instagram and Messenger Nov 13, 2020 05:19 PM IST

    Facebook's new Vanish Mode lets you send disappearing messages on Instagram and Messenger

    The Snapchat-like feature is rolling out to people in the US and other countries starting today.

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