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Introducing Stories Highlights and Stories Archive

Today we’re introducing two new tools that let you hold on to your favorite moments from Instagram Stories and share them in ways that help you express yourself. Stories Highlights is a new part of your profile where you can express more of who you are through stories you’ve shared. And to help you build…

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Protecting Wildlife and Nature from Exploitation

Starting today, when a person searches for a hashtag associated with harmful behavior to animals or the environment, they will see a content advisory screen. Animal abuse and the sale of endangered animals or their parts are not allowed on Instagram. The protection and safety of the natural world are important to us and our…

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Celebrating a Community of 25 Million Businesses

Today we’re celebrating that the community of businesses on Instagram has grown to 25 million, the vast majority of which are small businesses. That’s up from 15 million in July. As 800 million use Instagram each month to discover and follow their passions, more and more people are using it to connect with businesses they…

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Instagram’s 2017 Year in Review

Today, we’re excited to announce the Instagram community’s top 2017 moments. People from all around the world came to Instagram to collectively experience this year’s most important events, milestones and trends – from pop culture to cultural movements. In celebration of our global community of 800 million, we’re sharing the following Year in Review data:…

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Remix Photos From Friends in Direct

Starting today, you can remix your friends’ photos — then send them back for fun conversations. When viewing a photo message from a friend, tap the camera icon at the bottom and capture a reply. Your reply includes a sticker of what you’re replying to. Move and resize it, and add your own twist with…

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New! Request to Join a Friend’s Live Video

Going live with a friend is now even easier. Starting today, when a friend is live, you can let them know you’d like to join in the fun and hang out live together. When watching a friend’s live video, simply tap the “Request” button in the comments section. You’ll see a confirmation that your friend…

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Introducing New Stickers for Thanksgiving

Today we’re launching a new set of stickers to help celebrate Thanksgiving in the United States. From expressive turkeys and decorative gourds to a pumpkin spice latte for warming up as autumn draws to a close, these stickers help you add a little extra creativity to the moments you share throughout the holiday.

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Stories and Save on Mobile Web

Starting today, you can experience instagram.com in two new ways: by creating stories and saving posts you like. You’ll see the camera icon at the top left of your feed. Tap it to take a photo or to add a photo from your library. You can also add text and change the text color. When…

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Expanding Uploads from your Camera Roll

Starting today, you can add photos and videos to your story, even if you took them more than 24 hours ago. Now, you’ll be able to easily find and choose anything from your camera roll and share it instantly with friends. Just like you normally would, swipe up from the camera to open your camera…

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Introducing Instagram in Arabic, Hebrew and Farsi

Starting today, you can use Instagram in Arabic, Hebrew and Farsi for the very first time. It’s easy to change your language setting. Go to the settings tab on your profile and tap “Languages” to choose Arabic, Hebrew or Farsi. Your app will update to read from right to left. With this update, we hope…

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