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Instagram Accidentally Changed How You Scroll And People On Twitter Were Upset

Instagram appears to have changed how users scroll through the application … and then it changed it back. Naturally, people have a lot to say about the whole ordeal. In an update that seems to have begun rolling out globally on Thursday, the social media app allowed users to tap side-to-side rather than scrolling through […]

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Hotel chain offers an Instagram ‘sitter’ who will post photos for you

[embedded content] A new service offered by Ibis hotels in Switzerland appears to suggest that for some Instagrammers, the pressure to post amazing images on the social media site may be so huge that it’s ruining their vacations. To ease the strain, the hotel chain is now offering help in the form of a “social […]

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UFC fighter Paige VanZant and model Charlotte McKinney told us how they deal with stalkers and harassers on Instagram

Web SummitCharlotte McKinney looks on as Paige VanZant talks about social media at Web Summit. People ought to think twice about harassing Paige VanZant online. She punches people for a living. But they do it anyway. UFC fighter VanZant and model Charlotte McKinney told us how they deal with creepy or dangerous online fans. McKinney […]

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Instagram Creeper Targeting Teens With Fortnite Sextortion Scheme

A sexual predator has been using Fortnite to try and trick teenagers into sending intimate pictures of themselves, according to Canadian police. Montreal-area police are investigating four cases tied to the sextortion scheme, CBC News reports. In one of those cases, a victim sent personal photos to the predator, who’s been targeting Fortnite players over […]

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Instagram is down for some users Friday afternoon

Some Instagram users reported that the photo-sharing service was down Friday afternoon. While some reporters at Business Insider and Twitter users reported having issues, others had no problems refreshing their feeds and using the app. The website Downdetector also showed that some users were experiencing issues with the photo-sharing platform. Instagram users flocked to other […]

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This Red Sox fan had his $650 World Series ticket stolen via Instagram

Muhammed Selim Korkutata/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images Robbie Johnson was so excited about getting a ticket for a World Series game that he posted a photo a photo of it on Instagram. But when the Boston Red Sox fan arrived at Fenway Park for last week’s Game 2 against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Johnson discovered that the […]

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Google’s Night Sight turns blurry late-night photos into Instagram gold

Julian Chokkattu/Digital Trends Google’s Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL smartphones take amazing photographs, but a feature coming soon will radically improve low-light pictures via artificial intelligence. It’s called Night Sight, and it uses A.I. and the Pixel’s HDR+ processing to dramatically boost colors and brightness for photos captured in super-dark environments. Night Sight is […]

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Instagram is testing a new way for you to look through your feed

Instagram has gradually accumulated tons of new features over the years — from face filters to video chat to the recent nametag tool to mention just a few. But the developers who tirelessly tweak the app in an effort to enhance the user experience have gone back to basics by testing a new way to scroll […]

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Snap a photo to follow a new friend on Instagram with its Nametags tool

Instagram Adding friends on Instagram is now as simple as scanning a photo. On Thursday, October 4, Instagram launched Nametag, a custom scannable graphic that allows other users to follow you by snapping a photo. The launch comes alongside Instagram’s tests directed toward school communities designed to connect college students. Scanning a Nametag works like […]