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Facebook’s latest trick for Messenger and Instagram just started rolling out

November 13th, 2020

Facebook just launched a new feature for Messenger and Instagram that allows people to chat with their friends via self-destructing messages. Vanish Mode is rolling out on Messenger in the US and other countries initially, with Instagram to follow. The feature copies Snapchat’s disappearing messages features and might help Facebook merge Messenger and Instagram down …

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Facebook enables cross-app messaging on Instagram and Messenger

September 30th, 2020

Facebook announced that it’s ready to merge Messenger chat with Instagram, allowing people to communicate seamlessly across platforms. The move is part of Facebook’s bigger plan to unify Messenger, Instagram, and WhatsApp. The Messenger-Instagram cross-platform messaging system will be available soon in a few unnamed countries, but users will have the ability to reject the …

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Facebook starts ambitious plan to unify all of its instant messenger apps

August 17th, 2020

Facebook has started merging Messenger with Instagram chat, which appears to be the first step towards the unified, end-to-end, instant chat service that Facebook has promised. The first changes concern Instagram’s user interface, as the app will soon support chats with Messenger. The cross-app chat functionality has not been implemented, so Instagram users can’t chat …

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Facebook is giving you the option to deactivate political ads

June 17th, 2020

Facebook and Instagram will allow users in the US to block political, social issue, and electoral ads. Facebook is also making ads more transparent and letting users see how much candidates are spending. Facebook will launch a Voting Information Center this summer on Facebook and Instagram feeds with the goal of helping 4 million Americans …

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Instagram is helping restaurants deliver food and sell gift cards

April 15th, 2020

Scrolling through one’s Instagram feed is one way to find some distraction from the depressing coronavirus-related news headlines, but now the Facebook-owned photo-sharing app has added a way users can also support small businesses that are struggling right now while they scroll. Businesses can now add stickers and buttons to their accounts that allow users …

Instagram DMs

You can now check and send Instagram DMs on a web browser

April 10th, 2020

Instagram is now rolling out a new feature worldwide after pursuing a limited test earlier this year — the ability for users to access their direct messages on the web, in addition to the app. This continues a Facebook-ification of the app, which is owned by the social networking giant and is starting to become …

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Instagram’s new feature is perfect for connecting with isolated friends

March 24th, 2020

Instagram has introduced a new feature called Co-Watching which lets you view photos and videos on the app while video chatting with your friends. Instagram has also added new stickers that you can use to promote social distancing and hand washing. Instagram will remove COVID-19 accounts that aren’t posted by credible health organizations. Visit BGR’s …