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Instagram Allows You to Post Stories From Other Apps

Instagram updates 'Stories', other features

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Instagram has rolled out new ways to share moments by allowing the users to post to “Stories” directly from other apps.

Apart from “Spotify” and “GoPro,” more apps will be added to the “sharing to Stories” feature soon, Instagram said in a statement on Tuesday.

Also, the photo-messaging app has unlocked the ability for third parties to design unique, interactive camera experiences for users, allowing them to experiment with new effects in “Stories” with the “Try it on” feature.

To control the growing “hate culture”, the Facebook-owned firm has improvised its existing customized comment filter.

 

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Instagram is now offering filters similar to Snapchat. (Instagram). VOA

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“Last year, we announced our offensive comment filter, which automatically hides toxic and divisive comments, particularly those aimed at at-risk groups. This new filter hides comments containing attacks on a person’s appearance or character, as well as threats to a person’s well-being or health,” said Kevin Systrom, Instagram Co-Founder and CEO.

Instagram is also testing the “video chat” feature and is planning to globally roll it out soon.

In the coming weeks, a new update of the “Explore” feature is also expected that would organise the content into topics and channels for quicker results, the company said. (IANS)

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Instagram Rolls Out “Your Activity” Feature

The feature is expected to be available for all Instagram users soon

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Facebook-owned photo-messaging app Instagram is now rolling out its own “Your Activity” feature that would track how much time users spend on the app.

The feature, which lies inside the “hamburger” icon on the upper right corner of your profile page, includes tools for setting daily time limits and the option to temporarily mute push notifications, The Verge reported on Wednesday.

The feature was announced in August aiming to give users more control over how they interact with social media that may be harmful to the mental health and well-being of the users if used excessively.

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Facebook is expected to follow Instagram and add the feature to its activity dashboard, which is to be called “Your time on Facebook”.

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A similar feature called “Screen Time” has been introduced by Apple on its iOS, and with Google also releasing a “Digital Wellness” dashboard with Android 9.0, tech companies are thinking about helping users better manage their time using apps, the report added.

The feature is expected to be available for all Instagram users soon. (IANS)