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Instagram Chief Moving to London as TikTok Battle Ramps Up

Meta's head of Instagram, Adam Mosseri, is moving across the pond to the company's King’s Cross offices in London, where he will hire more developers as part of the platform's ongoing efforts to claw back users and market share from TikTok, say unnamed sources speaking to the Financial Times. Mosseri will bring even more workers...

Instagram to Pull Back TikTok Ambitions Amidst Backlash

Instagram is looking to reverse course on a number of aspects previously pitched to the public. In its ambitious attempt to capture some of that TikTok magic, the company wanted to make a number of changes. However, due to user reactions, some of those are being rolled back. Earlier this week, Instagram chief Adam Mosseri...

Instagram Tests Replacing Video Posts with Reels Instead

Instagram is testing a new feature that turns all video posts on the platform into Reels —reports TechCrunch. "We’re testing this feature as part of our efforts to simplify and improve the video experience on Instagram," a spokesperson from Instagram's parent company, Meta, told the publication in an email. It looks like Meta has realized...

Instagram Testing New Options for User Age Verification

Instagram on Thursday announced new ways for users to verify their age when joining the social network. The platform enforced age verification requirements back in 2019. We require people to be at least 13 years old to sign up for Instagram. In some countries, our minimum age is higher. When we know if someone is...

Meta Launches New Avatars Store for Facebook, Instagram, and Messenger

[caption id="attachment_375853" align="aligncenter" width="1440"] Image: Meta[/caption] Facebook parent company Meta on Friday announced the launch of its new Avatars Store on both Facebook and Instagram. The store is available on Facebook, Instagram, and Messenger. Users can purchase digital clothes from brands like Balenciaga, Prada, Thom Browne, and more from the new Avatars Store. Eva Chen,...

Instagram Launches AMBER Alerts to Find Missing Children, Coming to Canada

Meta announced on Wednesday it has launched AMBER Alerts on Instagram today for the first time, partnering with the likes of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) in the US, the International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children, the National Crime Agency in the UK, the Attorney General’s Office in Mexico, the Australian...

Instagram’s Visual Refresh Brings New Colours, Typeface, Logo, and More

Instagram has just announced it is rolling out a visual refresh, bringing new energy and purpose to its colours, typeface, logo, and other brand elements. The company says it wants to create "more immersive and inclusive experiences" for the community with its new system. "Our new typeface, Instagram Sans, is designed with our heritage in mind...