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Instagram Introduces New feature Allowing Users To Add Soundtrack

The selected song would also come with fast-forward and rewind options

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Facebook-owned Instagram has introduced a new feature on “Stories” that would allow users to add a soundtrack to their content from a library of thousands of songs.

As part of the new feature, a new “music” icon would be visible under the record button in “Stories” that would let users “search for a specific song, browse by mood, genre or what is popular and tap the play button to hear a preview, Instagram said in a satement on Thursday.

The selected song would also come with fast-forward and rewind options for users to choose the exact part of the song that fits their story.

“Instagram ‘Stories’ is now used by 400 million every day, and we’re excited to give our community new ways to feel closer to their friends and followers,” the statement added.

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Viewers would be able to see a sticker showing the song title and artist name, while watching a “Story”.

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“We’re adding new songs to our music library every day. The ‘music sticker’ is now available as part of Instagram version 51 in select countries and the ability to ‘choose a song before capturing video’ is available on iOS only, with Android coming soon,” Instagram said. (IANS)

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Instagram to Allow Users to Have More Control Over their Personal Information

A user could restrict someone by swiping left on a comment, through the Privacy tab in Settings or directly on the profile of the account you intend to restrict

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Facebook, Messenger and Instagram apps are displayed on an iPhone, March 13, 2019, in New York. VOA

Facebook-owned Instagram on Tuesday announced a new feature which will allow users to have control over the personal information they share with third-parties through the app and it will be rolling out gradually over the next six months.

A user can navigate to Settings -> Security -> Apps and Websites to see which third-party services have access to their data.

“It is essential that we protect the data people share with us. We also want to give people more control over the data they share with other apps and services,” the company said in a statement.

Instagram will also be rolling out an “updated authorisation screen” that will notify users when a third-party app is requesting to use data.

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“To ensure you know what specific data third parties are requesting from you, we are also introducing an updated authorization screen that lists all the information the third party is requesting to access. You’ll have the option to “cancel” or “authorize” this access directly from the authorisation screen,” the company added.

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Instagram has also rolled out a new mode called “Restrict” globally that would let users stop people who bully them via offensive posts or abusive comments.

A user could restrict someone by swiping left on a comment, through the Privacy tab in Settings or directly on the profile of the account you intend to restrict. (IANS)