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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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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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IGTV Now Supports Landscape Videos

From Baby Ariel’s Love Triangle series to The Rock’s Mana and Gratitude series to Jameela Jamil’s I Weigh interview series with Sam Smith and Lizzo, it’s been amazing to see the vertical videos that our community has shared on IGTV. We’ve learned and grown a lot in this first year. In meeting with creators and…

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@shop Is Now Open

Today, @shop opens. @shop is a new account created for our community of people who love to shop, brought to you by the team at Instagram. 🌈✨ @shop is a celebration of small businesses and the creators behind them. The content on this account is inspired by our community of shoppers — you. @shop is…

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Changes We’re Making to Do More to Support and Protect the Most Vulnerable People who Use Instagram

At Instagram, nothing is more important to us than the safety of the people in our community. Over the past month we have seen that we are not where we need to be on self-harm and suicide, and that we need to do more to keep the most vulnerable people who use Instagram safe. That’s…

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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 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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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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