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Instagram is trying to shut down stalking app Like Patrol

Whether it's a parent checking in or a jealous boyfriend keeping tabs on his ex, stalkers are going to stalk. There are several apps that enable this type of behavior, and Like Patrol is one of them. The app scrapes … Read the rest of this entry

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Instagram updates bring dark mode to iOS 13 and Android 10

Following the introduction of Apple's system-wide dark mode on iOS 13 and a similar feature in Android 10, users have been able to switch to a white-on-black theme for their system elements and for supported apps. Now, Instagram is going … Read the rest of this entry

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Canon’s G7 X III can shoot vertical video for your Instagram

Canon has unveiled a pair of PowerShot cameras that are well suited for YouTube and Instagram creators, even more so than its high-end EOS R cameras. The G7 X III and G5 X II, successors to the PowerShot G7 X … Read the rest of this entry

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Instagram tests easier ways to recover hacked accounts

Instagram might offer a little more reassurance if your account is ever hijacked. The social network is testing a new in-app account recovery process that should make it easier to recover an account — and make it harder for thieves … Read the rest of this entry

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Amazon closes down its shopping-focused Instagram rival Spark

Amazon Spark, the e-commerce giant's social network, has seemingly shut down after only a couple of years. If you don't even know what it is, we don't blame you. You can think of it as Amazon's version of Instagram, except … Read the rest of this entry

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Instagram makes it easy to add song lyrics to your Stories

Instagram announced today that it is adding the ability to display lyrics when adding songs to Stories. The feature will let users decide if they want to display song lyrics on screen and will give them the ability to edit … Read the rest of this entry

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Instagram might make it easier to juggle multiple accounts

Instagram is working on a feature that might eventually allow you to log into several accounts at once with just one username and password. Social media researcher Ishan Agarwal told TechCrunch about the existence of a code for a feature … Read the rest of this entry

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Instagram adds status markers to your DM list

Instagram started telling you when your friends were active in the direct message list last January. Now the photo-centric social network is expanding the feature with a new green dot to indicate who is online and active. Engadget RSS Feed

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Facebook and Instagram videos can now be played in WhatsApp

A new WhatsApp update includes a feature that will allow Facebook and Instagram videos to play directly in WhatsApp itself. So now, when someone you're chatting with in WhatsApp sends you a video link from either of the other two … Read the rest of this entry

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Instagram tests its counterpart to Snapchat’s friend codes

Instagram's tendency to shadow Snapchat features now extends to the way you find new people to follow. The company has confirmed to TechCrunch that it's testing Nametags, a not-too-subtle riff on Snapcodes. As reader Genady Okrain discovered, the f… Engadget … Read the rest of this entry

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