Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram Users Faced Temporary Outage on Monday

Facebook on Monday said a technical problem prevented some users from accessing and posting on the social network as well as messaging app WhatsApp and Instagram, and it had mostly fixed the issue. “Earlier today, a networking issue caused some people to have trouble accessing or posting to various Facebook services. We quickly investigated and started restoring access, and … Read more

Instagram Will Now Show ‘Recommended Posts’ in Your Feed

Instagram has started testing placing recommended posts in user feeds. Unlike recommended posts in the Explore tab that have been a part of the photo sharing platform for a long time, recommended posts in the Instagram Feed will reach select users over the next few days. The recommended posts will be visible to you at the … Read more

Instagram Slammed by Users for Not Removing Facetune Ads

Photo-messaging app Instagram is facing criticism for not removing an advertisement of a paid photo editing app Facetune that is targeted at women under 25 years of age. The social media users have slammed the Facebook-owned Instagram as well as the app for promoting the idea of altering faces for better pictures, AdNews.com reported on Sunday. The paid app … Read more

WhatsApp to Bring Picture-in-Picture Mode for Android to Watch Instagram, YouTube Videos: Report

WhatsApp is reportedly working on a picture-in-picture video feature for Android. The messaging app has had an eventful 2018 as it has been launching and testing new features with high frequency. To recall, WhatsApp for iOS received PiP support earlier this year. The new feature that will arrive on Android devices, will let WhatsApp users play videos from Instagram and YouTube … Read more

Instagram Payments Go Live, Making the Photo-Sharing App a Marketplace

After adding the ability to make payments in Messenger and WhatsApp, Facebook has now been spotted testing a payments feature in Instagram – something the company has now confirmed. The new feature is reported to let users make purchases directly using the Instagram mobile app. It comes a long time after Instagram rival Snapchat added its native payments solution that it called Snapcash. The new payments … Read more

Instagram Spotted Testing New ‘Active At’ Feature on Direct Messaging; Text-Only Stories, Screenshot Alerts Also Coming Soon

Instagram has been spotted testing a new feature on its mobile app. With the new feature, users can see the online status for people that they been conversing with on DMs (Direct Messages). Interestingly, the feature works even if the person is not following your account. Gadgets 360 spotted this feature, along with other users on … Read more

Facebook Tests Simultaneous Instagram Stories Posts and Coloured Comments

Facebook is known to introduce new features to its platform from time to time but seems like the company might have missed the mark with its Stories feature. This might be the possible reason why the social media networking site is now reportedly giving Instagram users to share their Stories simultaneously on both platforms. Separately, Facebook has been … Read more

Facebook, Instagram Posts Will Soon Help Sniff Out Tax Fraud in India

A photo of your shiny new car on Instagram or the Facebook post about your chic holiday cottage may lead India’s taxman to your door. Starting next month, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government will begin amassing a warehouse of virtual information collected not just from traditional sources like banks but also from social media sites, as it looks to match residents’ … Read more

Instagram to Make It Easier to Label Posts as Paid Promotions

Photo-sharing app Instagram plans to roll out a feature on Wednesday that will make it easier to label posts as paid promotions, taking what it called a step toward transparency in an area that has drawn attention from US authorities. Product endorsements have become more common on Instagram, owned by Facebook, as celebrities and others … Read more

Instagram brings Boomerangs, links, and mentions to its Stories

Version 9.7 has some new features that give your stories a little extra oomph. Credit: Instagram 1COMMENT Leah Yamshon | @leahyamshon Associate Managing Editor, Macworld Nov 10, 2016 11:33 AM Instagram’s addition of Snapchat-style Stories has proven to be a welcome new feature—according to Instagram’s data, more than 100 million people create Stories every day. … Read more