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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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The best of IGTV this month!

One month ago, we started a new chapter of mobile video with the introduction of IGTV, a new app and space within Instagram where people can watch long-form (up to an hour) vertical videos from their favorite Instagram creators and celebs. Since then, we’ve seen celebrities, creators and entertainers quickly embrace the platform, sharing exclusive…

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New: See when your friends are online to DM

Today we’re making it easier to connect with friends on Instagram by showing you when they’re available to chat. When your friends are active on Instagram, you’ll see a green dot next to their profile picture in various spaces within the app, including the Direct inbox and your friend list when you share a post…

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Introducing the Questions Sticker

Today we’re introducing an interactive questions sticker in Instagram Stories that lets your friends submit questions for you to answer. It’s a fun new way to start conversations with your friends so you can get to know each other better. Add a question sticker to your story by selecting it from the sticker tray after…

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Introducing “You’re All Caught Up” in Feed

Today, you’ll start noticing a “You’re All Caught Up” message when you’ve seen every post from the last two days. We’ve heard that it can be difficult to keep track of your seen posts. With this message, you’ll have a better understanding of your Feed and know you haven’t missed recent photos or videos. You’ll…

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Introducing Music in Stories

Today, we’re introducing music in Instagram Stories. Now you can add a soundtrack to your story that fits any moment and helps you express how you’re feeling. Instagram Stories is now used by 400 million every day, and we’re excited to give our community new ways to feel closer to their friends and followers. When…

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Introducing Video Chat, a New Explore, and More

Last month, we announced that new updates were coming to Instagram to bring you even closer to the people and things you love. These updates — including Video Chat, topic channels in Explore, and new camera effects for Stories — are rolling out today. Video Chat in Instagram Direct Now, you can video chat in…

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Welcome to IGTV

    Update: We launched IGTV at an event in San Francisco featuring many of the Instagram creators who’ll make IGTV great. Check out the video of the event to learn what IGTV is, how it works and see it come to life.  Today, we have two big announcements to share. First, Instagram is now a…

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Bringing Shopping to Instagram Stories

Today we’re beginning to expand shopping beyond Feed to Instagram Stories. Instagram isn’t just a place of inspiration, it’s also a place of action, and we know that inspiration can come from anywhere. On Instagram Stories, when you see a sticker with a shopping bag icon tap on it to see more details about that…

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Introducing @mention Sharing

Starting today, when someone mentions you in their story, you’ll be able to share that photo or video into your own story. So, when you’re caught up in a soccer game or focused on a big project and you don’t take out your phone, you can still share the moment. When someone mentions you in…

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