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Introducing Video Chat, a New Explore, and More

Last month, we announced that new updates were coming to Instagram to bring you even closer to the people and things you love. These updates — including Video Chat, topic channels in Explore, and new camera effects for Stories — are rolling out today. Video Chat in Instagram Direct Now, you can video chat in…

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Welcome to IGTV

    Update: We launched IGTV at an event in San Francisco featuring many of the Instagram creators who’ll make IGTV great. Check out the video of the event to learn what IGTV is, how it works and see it come to life.  Today, we have two big announcements to share. First, Instagram is now a…

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Introducing @mention Sharing

Starting today, when someone mentions you in their story, you’ll be able to share that photo or video into your own story. So, when you’re caught up in a soccer game or focused on a big project and you don’t take out your phone, you can still share the moment. When someone mentions you in…

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Celebrating #Pride2018 on Instagram

This year, we’ve seen young leaders step up like never before, raising their voices and organizing around the initiatives and causes that matter most to them. Instagram is a home for diverse youth activism and expression, and to help knit the community closer together, we gathered together five young leaders from the LGBTQ+ community in…

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New: Share Feed Posts to Stories

Today, we’re introducing a new way to easily share feed posts to your story. When you come across something in feed that inspires you — like a post from a friend raising money for a cause or a photo of a new design from your favorite brand — you can now quickly share that post…

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Introducing the Emoji Slider

Today, we’re introducing the emoji slider sticker — a fun new way to interact with your friends on Instagram. The emoji slider lets you ask more nuanced questions when you want to find out how your friends feel about something — like how 🔥 an artist’s new single is or how 🌶 they like their…

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Improvements to Stories Uploads

Today we’re introducing a few updates that make it faster and easier to upload photos and videos to your stories. You’ll now be able to upload multiple photos and videos to your story all at once. Whether you want to preview your entire story to make sure it’s just right or you’re waiting for a…

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Introducing Focus

Now you can instantly take portraits of yourself or friends that you’ll want to share — with the new “Focus” camera format. When you open the camera, you’ll see “Focus” next to “Superzoom” under the record button. Take a selfie or switch to the back-facing camera to find a friend. As soon as there’s someone…

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Changes to Improve Your Instagram Feed

Today we’re introducing changes to give you more control over your feed and ensure the posts you see are timely. We’ve heard it can feel unexpected when your feed refreshes and automatically bumps you to the top. So today we’re testing a “New Posts” button that lets you choose when you want to refresh, rather…

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Introducing Hashtag and Profile Links in Bio

Today, we’re introducing hashtag and profile links in bio, a new way to express yourself and the things you care about. Now when you include a # or @ in your bio, they become live links that lead to a hashtag page or another profile. In December, we introduced the ability to follow hashtags, giving…

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