Last year, Instagram launched Subscriptions, a feature for creators that lets them charge for their Stories and live streams and play them only for those who pay the subscription. And now, the platform is expanding its options, adding a tempting “holiday bonus.”
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As if you don’t have enough real people you follow, Instagram is reportedly soon to allow you to create your “AI friend.” Some screenshots have leaked, showing a fully customizable AI chatbot. You can pick its age, gender, ethnicity, and personality traits. Want an “enthusiastic” or “pragmatic” friend? You can create your own.
It seems like not a week goes by where some new photo-sharing app claims to be the next
anti-Christ anti-Instagram. Frankly, it’s getting a bit old. But anyway, here it is, in case you were interested.
Daylyy (which is also annoying to spell, so I don’t hold out too many hopes for this one) is claiming to make you ‘worry less’ and ‘post more’. Seems like a bold claim, but let’s take a closer look at how this app is so different from all the others.
Instagram is rolling out a new feature that will allow users to add polls to the comments section of their photo posts and Reels. That is, if you really care what people think of your photographs.
Instagram’s head, Adam Mosseri, announced this development, stating that users will soon be able to engage their followers with interactive polls in the comments section.
In a bid to prioritize user privacy and simplify data management across its platforms, Meta has announced significant changes to its data control settings. From now on, if you don’t want Instagram to track you across the web (and who does), you can change your settings and tell it not to.
Meta has revealed that it used public posts from Facebook and Instagram to train its new Meta AI virtual assistant. In a move to retain trust, the company emphasized that they excluded private posts shared only with family and friends to safeguard consumers’ privacy.
Meta also made it clear that private chats on its messaging services were not used as training data for the AI model. The company took additional steps to filter out private details from public datasets used during the training process.
Earlier this year, Meta launched its Twitter (now X) competitor called Threads. It immediately became a hit, but then it caused quite a stir when people figured out they couldn’t delete their account without deleting Instagram, too. But it’s being sorted out now. Meta will soon introduce a separate account deletion for Threads, so you can leave it when you get bored without being forced to delete Instagram entirely.
Have you ever wondered what the most photographed places in the world are? Places that will make your friends the most jealous if you visit and share photos on Instagram? Joke aside, folks at FloridaPanhandle.com actually analyzed this and came to some interesting conclusions. They researched hundreds of hashtags and attractions all over the world, as well as every single U.S. state. In their recent report, they reveal what the most “instagrammable” places are across the world and in the United States.
The European Union’s Digital Services Act (DSA) will soon begin its full implementation on major tech platforms. This doesn’t spare Facebook and Instagram, and we’ll finally see more chronological posts on the platform. To comply with the EU rules, Meta is about to introduce Stories and Reels in chronological order, to the joy of everyone who just can’t stand the algorithmic approach.