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Combatting Misinformation on Instagram

We want you to trust what you see on Instagram. Photo and video based misinformation is increasingly a challenge across our industry, and something our teams have been focused on addressing. In May of this year, we began working with third-party fact-checkers in the US to help identify, review, and label false information. These partners…

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Our Progress on Leading the Fight Against Online Bullying

Starting today, we are rolling out a new feature that notifies people when their captions on a photo or video may be considered offensive, and gives them a chance to pause and reconsider their words before posting.  As part of our long-term commitment to lead the fight against online bullying, we’ve developed and tested AI…

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Céline Dion & Instagram Celebrate Iconic Fashion

From #asif to #grunge, ‘90s nostalgia is one of the biggest trends in culture, retail, and especially on Instagram. And with Instagram Shopping, not only can you discover inspirational trends but shop them too. This holiday season, we teamed up with icon Céline Dion to bring the ultimate gift guide to life. Inspired by her…

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Making Instagram Safer for the Youngest Members of Our Community

We are announcing a few updates in our continued effort to build a safer experience for the youngest members of our community. Asking for Your Date of Birth Starting today, we will be asking for your date of birth when creating an account on Instagram. According to our Terms of Use, you must be at…

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Shop With Your ❤️ on Instagram

The holidays are a time to shop with your ❤️! We’ve curated collections of products inspired by some of this year’s top trends on Instagram. Whether you’re a #NewParent or need a holiday #PartyLewk, we’ve got a collection for you. Every product is shoppable on Instagram, and you can purchase using checkout without leaving the…

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Taking More Steps To Keep The People Who Use Instagram Safe

Nothing is more important to me than the safety of the people who use Instagram, particularly the most vulnerable. Suicide and self-harm are difficult and complex topics that people understandably care deeply about. These issues are complicated – there are many opinions about how best to approach them — but they matter a lot, and…

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More Control Over the Data You Share with Third-Party Apps on Instagram

It’s 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. So today, we’re introducing new in-app features to help you better control the data you share with third-parties through Instagram. Third-party apps and websites often provide…

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Introducing Threads

Today, Facebook is launching Threads from Instagram, a new camera-first messaging app that helps you stay connected to your close friends. Over the last few years, we’ve introduced several new ways to share visually on Instagram and connect with people you care about – from sharing everyday moments on Stories to visual messages on Direct….

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Empowering Our Community to Stand up to Bullying

Starting today, you can protect your account from unwanted interactions with a new feature called Restrict. Bullying is a complex issue, and we know that young people face a disproportionate amount of online bullying but are reluctant to report or block peers who bully them. Restrict is designed to empower you to quietly protect your…

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Changes to Our Account Disable Policy

Today, we are announcing a change to our account disable policy. Together with Facebook, we develop policies to ensure Instagram is a supportive place for everyone. These changes will help us quickly detect and remove accounts that repeatedly violate our policies. Under our existing policy, we disable accounts that have a certain percentage of violating…

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