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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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New Ways to Share and Connect on Instagram

Today, we’re announcing new ways to share in the moment on Stories, connect with friends over video and discover new interests on Explore. Stories Sharing to Stories: From a sticker of your new favorite song on Spotify to action shots from GoPro, it’s now easy to share what you’re up to or how you’re feeling…

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Introducing @design from the Instagram Design Team

Today the Instagram design team is launching a new account called @design to explore design and craft at Instagram and around the world. At Instagram, we design for people and culture. The most important tool in our process is craft – a sense of creativity, intention, and care – and we believe it leads to…

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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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