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Instagram post earns ban for Australian female player

11 November, 2019 10:09 pm 10:09 pm

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Hobart Hurricanes wicketkeeper Emily Smith has been suspended for a year for posting the Women’s Big Bash League team’s line-up on social media an hour before its scheduled release, Cricket Australia said on Monday. The ban, nine months of which are suspended, will rule the 24-year-old out of the remainder of the … Read More

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Facebook to clamp down on misinformation ahead of 2020 election

10 October, 2019 8:51 am 8:51 am

CALIFORNIA (Reuters) – Facebook announced new steps to combat misinformation and voter suppression ahead of the November 2020 US presidential election, on the same day it disclosed the removal of a network of Russian accounts targeting US voters on Instagram. Facebook said it would increase transparency through measures such as showing more information about the … Read More

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Facebook likely to remove ‘Like’ counts

09 September, 2019 2:49 pm 2:49 pm

WASHINGTON (Web Desk) – Facebook is likely to remove “Like” counts on News Feed posts. It is pertinent to mention here that Instagram is already testing this in 7 countries including Canada and Brazil, showing a post’s audience just a few names of mutual friends who’ve Liked it instead of the total number. After the … Read More

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Instagram adds tool for users to flag false information

08 August, 2019 9:52 am 9:52 am

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Instagram is adding an option for users to report posts they think are false, the company announced on Thursday, as the Facebook-owned photo-sharing site tries to stem misinformation and other abuses on its platform. Posting false information is not banned on any of Facebook’s suite of social media services, but the … Read More

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Instagram moves on online bullying with pop-up warning

07 July, 2019 1:49 pm 1:49 pm

WASHINGTON (AFP) – Instagram announced new features aimed at curbing online bullying on its platform, including a warning to people as they are preparing to post abusive remarks. “It´s our responsibility to create a safe environment on Instagram,” said a statement from Adam Mosseri, head of the visually focused social platform owned by Facebook. “This … Read More

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Instagram outage affected users accessing its website, mobile app

06 June, 2019 10:28 am 10:28 am

NEW YORK (Web Desk) – Instagram, the photo and video sharing social media platform owned by Facebook, experienced an outage on Thursday late night affecting users in multiple countries. According to the CBN news, the visitors who tried accessing the Instagram homepage were greeted by an error message: “Sorry, something went wrong.” The desktop site … Read More

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Facebook, Instagram & WhatsApp down for users worldwide

04 April, 2019 5:11 pm 5:11 pm

LAHORE (92 Web Desk) – Social networking services Facebook, Instagram and messaging service WhatsApp are all experiencing issues for users worldwide, including in Pakistan. According to the media reports, Facebook and Instagram are both inaccessible, with news feeds refusing to refresh and the main Facebook.com domain unavailable on Sunday. WhatsApp messages aren’t being sent or … Read More

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Instagram adds shopping feature for US users

03 March, 2019 11:02 pm 11:02 pm

(Reuters) – Facebook Inc’s Instagram is trialing a feature that lets US users shop from the photo-sharing app by using a “checkout” option on items tagged for sale, the company said on Tuesday. The move is in line with Facebook’s plan to monetize higher-growth units like Instagram, as its centerpiece News Feed product struggles to … Read More

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Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom hint at engagement with ring picture

02 February, 2019 9:41 am 9:41 am

LONDON (Reuters) – Pop star Katy Perry and her Hollywood actor boyfriend Orlando Bloom have hinted they are engaged, posting a picture of the American singer sporting a large diamond-encrusted ring. Perry and Bloom began dating in 2016 but split for a time before getting back together. Both took to Instagram after Valentine’s Day to … Read More

Zuckerberg to integrate WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook Messenger

01 January, 2019 12:37 pm 12:37 pm

CALIFORNIA (Reuters) – Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg is planning to unify the underlying messaging infrastructure of the WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook Messenger services and incorporate end-to-end encryption into these apps, the New York Times reported. The three services will, however, continue as stand-alone apps, the report said, citing four people involved in the … Read More

Instagram names Adam Mosseri as new head

10 October, 2018 9:50 am 9:50 am

CALIFORNIA (Reuters) – Facebook Inc’s  Instagram announced that long-term insider Adam Mosseri will take over as the new head of the photo-sharing app, a week after its co-founders resigned. Mosseri, who joined Facebook in 2008, was most recently Instagram’s vice president of product. He had previously overseen Facebook’s news feed and spent a decade working … Read More

Instagram says CEO Systrom, CTO Krieger resign

09 September, 2018 8:56 am 8:56 am

CALIFORNIA  (Reuters) – Co-founders of Facebook Inc’s Instagram, Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, have resigned as chief executive officer and chief technical officer, respectively, the photo-sharing app company announced . Systrom and Krieger did not specify a reason for their departure. Systrom wrote in a blog post  that they plan to take some time off … Read More

Instagram building a standalone shopping app for users: The Verge

09 September, 2018 11:10 am 11:10 am

(Reuters) – Facebook Inc’s (FB.O) Instagram is working on building a new standalone shopping app, from which users can browse through goods and buy them directly, the Verge reported, citing two people familiar with the matter. It was not clear when the app would be launched, the report said. Instagram believes it is well positioned … Read More

Some Facebook, Whatsapp, Instagram users face temporary outage

09 September, 2018 8:46 am 8:46 am

CALIFORNIA (Reuters) – Facebook Inc  said a technical problem prevented some users from accessing and posting on the social network as well as messaging app Whatsapp and Instagram, and it had mostly fixed the issue. “Earlier today, a networking issue caused some people to have trouble accessing or posting to various Facebook services. We quickly … Read More