Instagram ditches the IGTV brand, combines everything but Reels into an ‘Instagram Video’ format

These videos, both longer and shorter, will be found on users’ profiles in a new “Video” tab. Meanwhile, when people encounter videos on Instagram, they’ll be able to tap anywhere on the video to enter into a fullscreen viewing mode. After watching, they can then choose to keep scrolling to discover more video content from creators or tap the back button to exit.
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Why Facebook and Instagram went down for hours on Monday

When Facebook suffered an outage of about six hours on Monday, businesses suffered along with it. The platform and its Instagram and WhatsApp siblings play key roles in commerce, with some companies relying on Facebook's network instead of their own websites. But on Monday, that network came crashing down. It...
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Instagram's grim appeal as a silent self-esteem breaker

(CNN) — One 17-year-old girl I see for therapy has a daily "selfie process" that can take an hour or more. It takes that long for her to alter and filter a photo of herself enough to feel comfortable posting it on Instagram. She demonstrated the process once in my office, admitting that she knew it looked nothing like her. But the "likes" poured in so quickly, such that she knew she would be doing it again the next day.
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What Instagram Looks Like When It’s Stuck in Limbo

Around 11:30 a.m. on Monday, Instagram went down as part of a larger, as-yet-unexplained outage of Facebook and its subsidiaries. Several hours later, with no resolution, I’ve found myself in a strange time-freeze. I feel conflicting emotions, glad that rampant misinformation is taking the day off, but perplexed at the content that has lived at the top of my feed the entire afternoon.
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PHOTOS: See the News Advocate's top Instagram photos from September

Check out which photos shared on the Manistee News Advocate's Instagram saw the most love last month. Looking to follow us on Instagram? Here's a link to our Insta and the landing page that connects the photos to the stories behind them. #1. Gavin Rudlaff and Halle Richardson were crowned...

Facebook, Instagram outage: Chrissy Teigen, Dolly Parton and more stars react

The massively popular social media platforms Facebook, Instagram. crashed on Monday, sending users into a frenzy. For hours after the outage began, the topic trended on Twitter, with jokes and questions about the incident swirling around the site. Among those to make note of the outage were several celebrities, including...

Instagram is building a ‘Favorites’ feature so you don’t miss important posts

The Instagram Favorites feature was recently spotted in development by reverse engineer Alessandro Paluzzi, who found a new pushpin icon for Favorites in the Instagram Settings menu, and other details about how the feature may work. According to screenshots Paluzzi posted on Twitter, users will be able to search across...

Facebook Experiencing Worst Outage Since 2008, Instagram and WhatsApp Also Down Worldwide

Facebook and Instagram quickly became trending topics with Twitter even trolling the tech giant, tweeting, "hello, literally everyone" The worldwide crashing of Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram has caused pandemonium among social media users. The three Facebook-owned apps appeared to go offline Monday morning, with error messages popping up for consumers.

Facebook says sorry for mass outage and reveals why it happened

The outage marked the longest stretch of downtime for Facebook since 2008. "To all the people and businesses around the world who depend on us, we are sorry for the inconvenience caused by today's outage across our platforms," said Santosh Janardhan, Facebook's vice president of infrastructure, in a blogpost late Monday.

Bitcoin moves past $49K as Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp go down

Major social media and communication platforms Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp went offline Monday as the price of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies surged. As data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro shows, Bitcoin (BTC) price moved above $49,000 after falling to a daily low of $47,166, an increase of roughly 4.5% in less than two hours. Similarly, the price of Ether (ETH) rose 3.5% over the same period to reach $3,411 at the time of publication.