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Instagram rolls out an account deletion option on iOS to comply with Apple’s new policy

You can now delete your Instagram directly from the mobile app. The Meta-owned social media app has now rolled out a new option that lets you opt to...

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Daily Crunch: Indian edtech giant Byju’s delays $1B acquisition payment, lays off hundreds of workers

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Anonymous social apps shift their attention to Instagram in the wake of Snapchat’s ban

Anonymous social apps targeting teens haven’t gone away in the wake of Snapchat’s new policy, which earlier this year banned these types...

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Facebook and Instagram are removing posts offering to mail abortion pills

With the aftershocks of the Supreme Court's Roe decision beginning to reverberate, prescription abortion pills are poised to be a topic of...

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Meta introduces Instagram Reels APIs for developers

Meta announced today that it’s introducing Reels APIs to several endpoints on the Instagram Platform for developers starting tomorrow. The...

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This Week in Apps: Twitter Notes, Instagram age verification, Spotify’s Live Events

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app...

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Instagram tests a new feature to quickly share notes with friends

Instagram is experimenting with another new feature that would allow usersto  post disappearing content. The feature, called Notes, allows users to...

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Instagram tests new age verification tools for 18 and over accounts, including video selfies

Instagram has been tinkering for years looking for better ways to manage and engage with younger and older users — not just to be more...

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The Oversight Board’s annual report tracks how often Meta follows its advice

The advisory group reviewing Facebook and Instagram’s content moderation decisions issued its first annual report Wednesday, capping off its...

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Spotify is developing ‘Community,’ a new place to see your friends’ activity in the mobile app

Spotify is developing a new feature called Community that would allow mobile users to see what sort of music their friends are streaming in real-time...

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Meta to roll out new monetization tools on Instagram and Facebook, including a creator marketplace

Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced today that the company is rolling out more ways for creators to make money on Facebook and Instagram, and is also...

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This Week in Apps: Apple’s Sherlocks, Instagram’s ‘nudges’ and a TikTok-Oracle deal

This Week in Apps: Apple's Sherlocks, Instagram's 'nudges,' and a TikTok-Oracle deal

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Meta is launching a digital clothing store where you can purchase outfits for your avatar

Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced today that the company is launching a digital designer clothing store called the “Meta Avatars Store.”...

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Instagram chases TikTok with a new full-screen feed, changes to photos and navigation to come

Instagram announced today it will begin testing a new version of its full-screen feed, similar to TikTok’s, that aims to improve upon the way...

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The next big social platform is…the smartphone’s homescreen

BeReal, LiveIn, Locket… what do these new consumer social apps have in common besides a highly-ranked position on the App Store’s Top Charts?...

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Meta rolls out new parental controls for Instagram and Quest VR headsets

Meta announced today that it’s rolling out new tools on Instagram and Quest VR headsets that are designed to give parents additional...

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Meta says Kenyan court has no jurisdiction to determine case against it, wants it thrown out

A suit was filed last month against Meta and Sama, its main subcontractor for content moderation in Africa, over claims of exploitation and union...

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Instagram’s ‘sensitive content’ controls will soon filter all recommended content

Last year, Instagram added a way for users to filter some kinds of “sensitive” content out of the Explore tab. Now, Instagram is...

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Instagram now lets you pin up to three posts to your profile

Instagram announced today that it’s launching the ability for users to pin up to three posts, including photos or Reels, to the top of their...

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TikTok’s new Bitmoji-like Avatars feature lets you record videos as an animated version of yourself

TikTok announced today that it’s launching a new Avatars feature that is designed to help users showcase their individuality on the app. The...

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This Week in Apps: WWDC preview, hitting the Top Charts, Instagram’s AMBER Alerts

This Week in Apps is the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app economy.

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How the myth of the ‘girlboss’ harms emerging women in tech

“The end of the girlboss era? What does that even mean?”

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Daily Crunch: To manage high-demand products, Amazon unveils invitation-based ordering system

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Chasing TikTok, Meta rolls out new Reels features and expands Instagram Reels to 90 seconds

As it continues to chase TikTok, Meta today announced a series of updates and new features for its Reels products across both Facebook and Instagram....

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Poparazzi hits 5M+ downloads a year after launch, confirms its $15M Series A

Poparazzi, the anti-Instagram social app that hit the top of the App Store last year, is today, for the first time, detailing the growth stats for...

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Instagram to start pushing Amber Alerts to users’ feeds

Instagram announced today that it’s launching in-app Amber Alerts to allow users to see and share notices of missing children in their area....

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Meta and Google’s Gradient back LatAm startup OlaClick

Over 80% of food delivery orders in Latin America are still made over phone calls and settled with cash. OlaClick, a young startup that is helping...

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Instagram is currently down for some users

If you’re having problems accessing Instagram today, you’re not alone. The social media giant is currently experiencing some problems,...

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