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Celebrating One Year of Instagram Stories

A year ago today we introduced stories to Instagram. With more than 250 million daily users, stories made Instagram a place for people to share all of their moments – the highlights and everything in between. Stories has also helped increase the amount of time people spend on Instagram. Those under the age of 25…

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Tips for Staying Safe on Instagram

Over the last year, Instagram has released a number of tools and resources to ensure that we remain a safe and welcoming community. From advanced account security to comment tools, we’ve rounded up the top tips and tricks, both on and off Instagram, to keep your account and your community safe. 1: Use two-factor authentication…

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Meet the Artists behind Geostickers in Instagram Stories, Plus New Stickers in Rio

Today we’re rolling out geostickers in Rio de Janeiro. As you’re traveling through Rio, you’ll see brand new geostickers appear throughout the city, each designed by local artists to capture the vibe of the city that they call home. You can add as many stickers as you want, adjust their size and placement and mix…

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Building a Safer Community: Protecting Intimate Images

In partnership with Facebook, today we are rolling out new tools to help people when intimate images are shared on Instagram without their permission. When this content, often referred to as “revenge porn,” is reported to us, we can now remove it and prevent it from being shared on Instagram (including Instagram Direct), Facebook and…

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New: Watch Stories from Your Home Feed

Starting today, when scrolling through posts in your home feed, you’ll see a colorful story ring around profile photos from people you follow if they have a new story for you to watch. Simply tap the story ring and you’ll go directly into your friend’s story. When you’re done watching, the story will close and…

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Instagram Launches

The first version of Instagram launches to the world, and 25,000 people sign up the first day.

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