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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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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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