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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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Testing Recommended Posts in Feed

Today, we’re testing recommended posts in Feed, a new way to see content you may like on Instagram. The recommendations are based on the people you follow and photos and videos you like. You’ll see recommended posts at the end of your Feed, once you’ve seen everything new from people you follow. When you see…

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Issue affecting access to Instagram accounts

We are aware that some people are having difficulty accessing their Instagram accounts. As we investigate this issue, we wanted to share the below guidance to help keep your account secure: If you received an email from us notifying you of a change in your email address, and you did not initiate this change –…

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Happy Birthday, Instagram Stories!

Today marks two years since we launched Instagram Stories. Over the past two years, Stories has evolved to become the home for self-expression and casual sharing for more than 400 million Instagrammers every day. We’ve worked hard to bring innovative and exciting features to Stories that allow people to express themselves in new ways and…

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New Tools to Manage Your Time on Instagram and Facebook

Ameet Ranadive, Product Management Director at Instagram David Ginsberg, Director of Research at Facebook Today we are announcing new tools to help people manage their time on Instagram and Facebook: an activity dashboard, a daily reminder and a new way to limit notifications. We developed these tools based on collaboration and inspiration from leading mental…

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The best of IGTV this month!

One month ago, we started a new chapter of mobile video with the introduction of IGTV, a new app and space within Instagram where people can watch long-form (up to an hour) vertical videos from their favorite Instagram creators and celebs. Since then, we’ve seen celebrities, creators and entertainers quickly embrace the platform, sharing exclusive…

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