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Now You Can Follow Hashtags on Instagram

Today we’re introducing the ability to follow hashtags, giving you new ways to discover photos, videos and people on Instagram. Now it’s even easier to stay connected with the interests, hobbies, passions and communities you care about. Everyday, millions of people share photos and videos and tag them with relevant hashtags. #onthetable, #slime and #floralnails…

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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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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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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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A New Face Filter to Customize Your Look and Transport Yourself to New Places

Today, you’ll see a new face filter in the camera that lets you choose the perfect pair of shades that can transport you to locations all over the world – even if you’re just hanging out in your bedroom. Simply tilt your head back or tap the screen to try out different sunglasses and change…

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Meet the Artists Behind the #KindComments Murals

Throughout the new few months, we’re continuing our global initiative to turn walls in cities around the world into colorful beacons inspiring #KindComments. All the murals are created by artists from our global community. Visit a wall and take a photo or video in front of the wall to share a #kindcomment and make someone’s…

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Strengthening Our Commitment to Safety and Kindness for 800 Million

Today, we’re announcing new tools and programs to keep Instagram a safe and positive place for self-expression. Since the beginning, we’ve tried to make Instagram a welcoming place for everyone. Our community has grown to 800 million, with 500 million using it every day. It’s more important than ever to strengthen our commitment to safety…

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Meet the Artists Behind the Kindness Stickers in Instagram Stories

Turn any photo or video into a visual expression of kindness by using the new heart-shape sticker collection. All six stickers were made by artists from our global community. When you see a kindness sticker in someone’s story, tap it to find out who created it. We invite you to meet all the artists who…

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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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