Last month, there was a word about Instagram releasing a dedicated app specifically for children under 13. Many people criticized the decision, and the pressure on Zuckerberg to give up on it seems to be heating up. Recently, an international coalition of 35 children’s and consumer groups invited Zuckerberg to stop the project, citing everything that could go wrong if the app is released. And as you can imagine, there are many things that could go wrong.
When Instagram rolled out hidden like counts, some users greeted the new feature, and others wanted them back. And now, you can choose if you want them to be displayed or not. In the latest update from Instagram, the company head Adam Mosseri confirmed that hiding like counts is soon to become optional.
Instagram has launched Remix, a new feature under Reels that lets you collaborate with other users. Just like Reels itself, Remix also comes from TikTok and incredibly reminds of its Duet feature.
Madonna recently came under fire for sharing a poorly photoshopped image of her head on another woman’s body. I honestly don’t know what’s weirder – the awful Photoshop job, the publishing of this image on Madonna’s official Instagram page, or the fact that it was published in 2015 and only got viral now.
If kids under 13 wanted to use Instagram, they’d have to lie about their age when signing up (which, to be honest, is fairly simple). But not anymore: Facebook is now making Instagram that will be intended particularly for the youngest users. What could possibly go wrong?
Instagram has introduced new features aimed particularly at the youngest members of the community. While kids under 13 will still be able to lie about their age easily, Instagram is trying to keep the potential predators away from them.
Filming police officers in the course of their duties has started to become quite commonplace. Sometimes it’s morons trying to wind them up and bait them into doing something stupid, but often it’s simply people trying to record the other side of the story. After all most police around the world wear bodycams these days. So, why not?
Well, according to Vice, police in Beverly Hills have resorted to playing copyrighted music while they’re being filmed in order to trip social media copyright filters to get videos automatically taken down as soon as they’re uploaded. Licensing issues with the music also prevent these videos from getting any news media attention they might deserve, too.
We’re all excited that we can finally get a COVID-19 vaccine. And when we’re excited about something, we tend to share it on social media. Well, before you post your vaccination card selfie on Instagram – think twice, and then don’t do it. Because if you do, you’re at risk of identity theft.