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Instagram finally gets dark mode on iOS, Android

Instagram finally gets dark mode on iOS, Android

By: Ajaay Srinivasan, The Mobile Indian, New Delhi - 09 Oct, 2019

Instagram is rolling out a dark mode to its app on iOS 13, Android 10 and some Android 9 phones.

Instagram Threads launched as a standalone app to message Close Friends

Instagram Threads launched as a standalone app to message Close Friends

By: Ajaay Srinivasan, The Mobile Indian, New Delhi - 04 Oct, 2019

Instagram Threads will be a standalone app to connect to your close friends on Instagram.

Instagram Music now in India, Here's how to use it

Instagram Music now in India, Here's how to use it

By: Ajaay Srinivasan, The Mobile Indian, New Delhi - 18 Sep, 2019

To access Instagram Music, users can either swipe left at the bottom inside Stories to access the Music feature or add a picture and then select the Music sticker in Stories to browse through the collection of songs.

Instagram data leak: Contact information of several celebrities, brands, influencers exposed

Instagram data leak: Contact information of several celebrities, brands, influencers exposed

By: The Mobile Indian network, The Mobile Indian, New Delhi - 21 May, 2019

A database hosted on Amazon Web Services was found to be the culprit as it contained the information of millions of Instagram accounts without being restricted by a password. The database had over 49 million records, each of which contained public data as well as private information like email addresses and phone numbers.

Instagram brings Donation Sticker, new camera with create mode and more

Instagram brings Donation Sticker, new camera with create mode and more

By: The Mobile Indian network, The Mobile Indian, New Delhi - 01 May, 2019

The company has added a new donation sticker, new camera and create mode and Shopping from Creators options on its application.

Instagram introduces music recommendation and countdown stickers, Live Q&A feature

Instagram introduces music recommendation and countdown stickers, Live Q&A feature

By: Ajaay Srinivasan, The Mobile Indian, New Delhi - 19 Dec, 2018

Instagram is adding a new music recommendation sticker which can be used when answering to a question sticker, a new interactive countdown sticker in Instagram Stories which will allow users to build up toward an exciting event and an upgraded Live section with the ability to ask and respond to questions.

Instagram introduces voice messages on direct messages

Instagram introduces voice messages on direct messages

By: Ajaay Srinivasan, The Mobile Indian, New Delhi - 11 Dec, 2018

Voice messaging inside Direct will let users record messages when pressing and holding the microphone button. Once the finger is released, the message will automatically send to the person intended. If a user wishes to delete to re-record an audio clip, they’ll have to slide their finger over to the trash can.

Instagram now allows you to share Stories only to your ‘close friends’

Instagram now allows you to share Stories only to your ‘close friends’

By: Ajaay Srinivasan, The Mobile Indian, New Delhi - 30 Nov, 2018

Instagram will let you create a single private list of your best friends through search and suggestions and allow you to share more intimate stories with them, and not everyone. While viewing a Story as a ‘close friend’, you'll be greeted with a green badge, indicating that you’re viewing a Close Friends-only content.

Instagram is removing fake follows, likes, comments to curb inauthenticity

Instagram is removing fake follows, likes, comments to curb inauthenticity

By: Ajaay Srinivasan, The Mobile Indian, New Delhi - 20 Nov, 2018

Instagram revealed that it’s taking necessary steps to limit accounts that use third-party apps to gain inauthentic follows, comments and likes in order to boost popularity. The platform will now identify accounts using these services and alert them about the removal of their fake likes, follows and comments.

Instagram Nametags helps you add new friends faster

Instagram Nametags helps you add new friends faster

By: The Mobile Indian network, The Mobile Indian, New Delhi - 05 Oct, 2018

In order to create your own Nametag, head on to your profile, tap the button with three lines at the top, and select “Nametag”. You can personalize your nametag by touching anywhere on the screen or tapping the button at the top to try other designs, such as various colours, emojis or selfies with different stickers.

Instagram update adds emoji bar for faster comments

Instagram update adds emoji bar for faster comments

By: Ajaay Srinivasan, The Mobile Indian, New Delhi - 11 Sep, 2018

The new emoji shortcut has been moved to the upper portion of the text area and can be accessed when commenting on posts with just emojis. While Instagram has certainly been late, the photo-sharing platform has relaxed that emojis are a thing and for many, it’s the only way to convey their expression.

Instagram seeds new security tools with third-party 2FA support

Instagram seeds new security tools with third-party 2FA support

By: The Mobile Indian network, The Mobile Indian, New Delhi - 29 Aug, 2018

Instagram will be rolling out a new “About this account” option on all profiles. This option will be available under the three-dot menu when visiting an account and will display various information that will help you evaluate the authenticity of the person or organisation using the account.

Instagram working on non-SMS, two-factor authentication to protect against SIM hacking

Instagram working on non-SMS, two-factor authentication to protect against SIM hacking

By: Rohan Pal, The Mobile Indian, New Delhi - 19 Jul, 2018

Through this feature apps like Google Authenticator will generate new token for a limited time and users can simply use username and password along with the token to securely login into their accounts. The company is rolling out a new feature that allow users with public account to manually remove a follower.

Instagram introduces Questions Sticker in Stories

Instagram introduces Questions Sticker in Stories

By: Rohan Pal, The Mobile Indian, New Delhi - 11 Jul, 2018

Dubbed as Questions Sticker, the new feature will allow your friends to submit questions for you to answer. The questions sticker is available as part of Instagram version 52 on iOS and Android. In order to add a question sticker to your story, one can select from the sticker tray after taking a photo or video.

Instagram now notifies if ‘you’re all caught up’ with your friends

Instagram now notifies if ‘you’re all caught up’ with your friends

By: Ajaay Srinivasan, The Mobile Indian, New Delhi - 03 Jul, 2018

Instagram is rolling out a new feature to its original app which will notify you every time you’re done catching up to your friends’ lives on Instagram. With the latest update, Instagram will flash a large green checkpoint if you’ve done scrolling through all your posts in the feed for the past two days.