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Sharing Your Election Day Excitement on Instagram

For Election Day, we’re introducing two new ways for people in the US to share their voting excitement on Instagram: an “I Voted” sticker and a “We Voted!” story at the front of your stories bar. We’ve seen our community use Instagram to share that they voted with friends and family — and we’re thrilled…

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New Tools to Limit Bullying and Spread Kindness on Instagram

There is no place for bullying on Instagram. If people see that kind of hurtful behavior on our platform, they can report it, and we remove any content that violates our guidelines. But online bullying is complex, and we know we have more work to do to further limit bullying and spread kindness on Instagram….

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New Ways to Connect with Friends on Instagram

School is back in session in the US, and people are connecting with their classmates and sharing their school pride and experiences on Instagram. To make connecting and sharing with friends even easier, we’re globally launching nametag, an easy way to add friends in person. We’re also testing a new Instagram school communities feature in…

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Co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger announce Adam Mosseri as new Head of Instagram

We are pleased to announce that Adam Mosseri, our current Vice President of Product, will become the Head of Instagram starting today. We are thrilled to hand over the reins to a product leader with a strong design background and a focus on craft and simplicity — as well as a deep understanding of the…

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Statement from Kevin Systrom, Instagram Co-Founder and CEO

Mike and I are grateful for the last eight years at Instagram and six years with the Facebook team. We’ve grown from 13 people to over a thousand with offices around the world, all while building products used and loved by a community of over one billion. We’re now ready for our next chapter. We’re…

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Say it with GIFs in DMs

Now you can message your friends with GIFs in Instagram Direct. From “LOL” to “I love you,” you can express yourself in countless visual ways when you’re messaging your friends. In any message thread, tap the new GIF button in the composer bar to open a library of the latest trending GIFs powered by GIPHY….

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Helping Our Community Register to Vote

Ahead of National Voter Registration Day, we are helping our community register to vote and get to the polls on November 6th. From today, Instagram will connect US voters with the information they need to get registered. And on Election Day, we’ll provide an “I voted” sticker so everyone can share their voting experience with…

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New Ways to Shop on Instagram

Instagram is the best place to connect with your friends and interests all in one place – and shopping is an essential, growing part of the Instagram community. In fact, more than 90 million accounts now tap to reveal tags in shopping posts on Instagram every month. Today we’re announcing two updates that make it…

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A New Resource For the Parents of Teens on Instagram

We know many parents and guardians think about what their teens are doing online, and we feel a great responsibility to make sure Instagram is a positive place for them to connect and share. That’s why we’ve created A Parent’s Guide, a new resource for parents with teens who use Instagram. We’ve always been focused…

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New Tools to Help Keep Instagram Safe

I want to share an update on three important steps we’re taking to continue to keep Instagram — and our community of one billion — safe. First, we’re announcing a new feature to help you evaluate the authenticity of accounts with large followings on Instagram; we’re also launching a global verification form for notable public…

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