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.
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.
Instagram is rolling out a new feature that should help you manage your content. From now on, your deleted posts will be saved for a while so that you can restore them. This is useful in case your change your mind, or if your account gets hacked and the hackers delete your content.
Back in June, Instagram censored an image of a Black, plus-size model Nyome Nicholas – Williams holding an arm across her breasts. This caused a lot of controversies and even started a movement and a petition for Instagram to “stop censoring fat black women.” And they did. After the whole controversy and Nyome’s campaign, Instagram has changed its nudity policy.
No matter how hard some influencers try to debunk the myth of “the perfect body,” there will always be those who promote it. Heck, even Instagram itself seems to prefer skinny, model-like women over us regular gals. The platform recently banned users from sharing Celeste Barber‘s semi-nude parody photo. It wouldn’t be a problem if the original image of a model Candice Swanepoel weren’t left untouched. After the scandal, Instagram quickly came under fire for “fat-shaming” and “double standards.”
Can you believe it’s already been ten years since Instagram was first launched? To celebrate its tenth birthday, Instagram has launched a new anti-bullying feature. But there’s also an Easter egg hidden in the settings: it lets you revert back to the old icon and remember the early days of the app.
A UK woman recently fell out of a window of a car that was driving 110 mph. How is that even possible, you may wonder? Well, of course, she was filming a video for social media.
Facebook Inc. has recently been sued for allegedly spying on Instagram users through their phone cameras. According to some reports, Instagram was accessing people’s cameras even when they weren’t actively using the app.