Instagram users have paid others to help them receive a verified blue tick in what is a growing scam on the photosharing network.
It lets users create a separate list of followers that have special viewing permissions.
The company shared that some accounts have been using third-party software to artificially grow their audience.
Charlotte Henry has a quick guide for using Instagram’s new ‘Your Activity’ feature to help users reduce their screen time
You can now get Instagram verification inside the app and a new form of two-factor authentication. The social network is rolling out changes to its app.
Instagram accounts are getting hacked in big numbers right now so you should enable two-factor authentication on your account. Read on to learn how.
The Facebook and Instagram apps are getting their own activity and usage time management controls, much like Screen Time settings in iOS 12 on the iPhone and iPad.
I discovered an Instagram account last night called @insta_repeat. The account posts collages of photos from all of the cookie cutter “adventure photographers” on Instagram. Don’t get me wrong. I follow some of these photographers and they are really good. I don’t want to diminish or disparage their skills. But they’ve fallen into the Instagram trap, where they post popular photos that people like, and other photographers see that popularity and post similar photos to get on the bandwagon. I think a lot of them are independent artists, and they don’t have the luxury of choice that photographers who get sponsored or have a business do. The account does it with class. No calling people out, or public shaming. Just simple collages of similar photos.
Instagram announced a new feature that may help you curb that endless scrolling thing that Instagram has been trying so hard to get you to do in the first place.
Want a soundtrack that expresses what you’re recording? Here’s how to do it.
Instagram announced Thursday that users can now add music to their Stories, the temporary videos borrowed from Snapchat. Users will be able to select a song, searching by name, mood, genre, and other criteria. Once selected, users can scrub through it to find the part that matches their video, and then post it. Users can also choose a song before starting a live video. So far, you can only select from a limited library of songs chosen (and paid for) by Instagram. The company said it was adding more songs to that library “daily.” Go forth. Influence.
Andrew found a website that gives outage stats and a way to report if you’ve been experiencing an outage.
You’ll need a laptop or desktop to download your data; it’s not possible with the Instagram app.
Check out these resources to know what to do if you see suicide or self harm-threatening messages on social network services.
So far, the tool is available only on the browser version of Instagram, with the company working on deploying it on iOS and Android.
You can use these apps to replace those of Facebook.
Apple is entering into the business of medicine, and Bryan Chaffin and Jeff Gamet explore the ramifications of this momentous development. They also discuss whether or not the Vero social network is viable, as well as Cellebrite’s claim that it can open up most iOS devices.
Can social media be “humane,” or is the push for addictive platforms just par for the course? Bryan Chaffin and Jeff Gamet discuss The Center for Humane Technology’s push for reform. They also talk about Cardiogram’s ability to detect diabetes from Apple Watch activity data, and they talk about Apple’s penchant for avoiding dark and edgy content.
Now your social media accounts are private, which means that you have better control over your data, not a corporation that may not have your best interests in mind.
We’ve searched the App Store to tell you about some Instagram alternatives, if you’re looking for one.