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Instagram May Come up With Some New Tools

The app is also testing an improved media picker with "Saved", "Liked Posts" and "Your Posts" tabs for personal and business Direct Message accounts

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Facebook-owned photo messaging app Instagram may introduce some new tools, user-filter options, co-watching in video calls and minor interface tweaks on the app.

“Instagram is testing chronological sorting options for users along with a search bar in the ‘Likes’ list,” tech tipster Jane Manchun Wong tweeted on Thursday.

The user-filter option would let users sort their “Following” and “Followers” lists by most recent additions or the opposite.

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Instagram app logo is displayed on a mobile screen in Los Angeles. VOA

“The capacity could make it easier to locate your most long-serving brand supporters, which may provide new opportunities for connection. It would also make it easier to engage with your most recent additions, and track locations and details, which you could corelate with campaigns,” reported web portal Social Media Today.

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“Instagram is testing for lyrics while choosing music in Stories. Helps users choose specific parts of songs for now. I wish they’ll make it karaoke style though,” Wong further tweeted.

The app is also testing an improved media picker with “Saved”, “Liked Posts” and “Your Posts” tabs for personal and business Direct Message accounts, Wong added. (IANS)

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Here’s Why Private Instagram Posts Aren’t Private

This is reportedly also applicable to a private Instagram story, which are meant to last for only 24 hours, expires or is deleted

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Instagram app logo is displayed on a mobile screen in Los Angeles. VOA

A security flaw makes it extremely easy for anybody to view posts of private accounts on Facebook-owned Instagram.

A series of mouse clicks on any web browser can expose the persistent URL of private posts and stories cached on Facebook servers, thus making the private posts of users visible.

The hack — which works on Instagram stories as well — requires only a rudimentary understanding of HTML and a browser. It can be done in a handful of clicks.

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With a 1-billion user-base worldwide, the app still does not allow web users to post Stories from the desktop. Pixabay

A user simply inspects the images and videos that are being loaded on the page and then pulls out the source URL. This public URL can then be shared with people who are not logged in to Instagram or do not follow that private user, BuzzFeed News reported.

This is reportedly also applicable to a private Instagram story, which are meant to last for only 24 hours, expires or is deleted.

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Quartz had discovered a similar loophole for private Instagram content in 2015 wherein tests it conducted showed that a photograph posted to Instagram when a user’s account was set to public remained publicly viewable on the web, even if the user’s account was later made private. (IANS)