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IGTV has new improvements for cropping, video length, more

After the update on landscape video back in May, the IGTV app is getting some new updates in response to feedback from creators that are using the platform constantly. The new update comes with minimum and maximum video length, autofill suggestions for tags, and new cropping options.

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Instagram and WhatsApp will add a “Sign up with Facebook”

Just how uncool can Facebook make Instagram and WhatsApp? If exerting more influence over the direction of both apps by installing Facebook executives wasn’t enough, now the social network giant is going to add “Facebook” to their names. Instagram will soon become “Instagram from Facebook” and WhatsApp will turn into “WhatsApp from Facebook.” The company already follows this approach with its Workplace appThe Information first reported the planned changes, which Facebook confirmed directly.

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Instagram confirms ongoing outage affecting uploads, says it’s working on a fix

Instagram has confirmed this morning that some users are currently unable to send or upload photos and videos.

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Instagram Down: App stops working properly as users unable to post photos and videos

Instagram has stopped working amid a huge Facebook outage.

Both parent company Facebook as well as sibling company WhatsApp are both having strange issues at the same time, users report.

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WhatsApp test lets you share status with Facebook, without breaking rules

WhatsApp is testing the option to share your status with Facebook and Instagram, as well as third-party apps. The feature is currently available to those enrolled in the beta-test program …

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Facebook blocks Huawei from pre-installing its apps, WhatsApp and Instagram

The effects of the Huawei ban by the US Government have been felt in some major ways, including the potential to completely lose Android as a platform. Now, a report states that Facebook has banned Huawei from pre-installing its applications.

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According to Reuters, Facebook has banned Huawei from pre-installing any of the company’s apps on its smartphones going forward. In some markets, Huawei does currently pre-install some Facebook apps, including the core Facebook app, as well as popular services such as WhatsApp and Instagram.

Of course, this won’t affect users in a big way. Huawei is only barred from pre-installing these applications on new devices, and as long as those apps are in an app store Huawei has access to, users will still have the option to download them. This realistically won’t be much of a “blow” to Huawei, but if it were to lose access to the Play Store permanently, not being able to provide these extremely popular apps would be another point against buying one of its devices.

Facebook Inc is no longer allowing pre-installation of its apps on Huawei phones, the latest blow for the Chinese tech giant as it struggles to keep its business afloat in the face of a U.S. ban on its purchase of American parts and software.

Huawei also pre-installs Twitter and Booking.com apps on some of its Android devices. Apparently, Twitter declined to comment on whether or not it would also block Huawei from pre-installing the app, and Booking simply didn’t respond.


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Instagram shuts down experiment for direct messaging

Facebook is shutting down Direct, a standalone camera-first messaging app used to send Instagram direct messages. “In the coming month, we’ll no longer be supporting the Direct app,” read a message in the app announcing the shutdown. “Your conversations will automatically move over to Instagram, so you don’t need to do anything.” The announcement was first spotted by social media commentator Matt Navarra.

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Instagram seems to be testing stickers with song lyrics

It looks like Instagram is testing stickers that feature the Instagram Story’s song with lyrics. As it seems, you can shortly upload a video on your Instagram Story and insert a sticker that displays the full lyrics of the song you picked.

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Instagram might hide the like number on its posts

Instagram is seemingly considering on hiding the like number featured on its posts. According to a code found on Instagram’s app, the company is considering hiding the likes a post gets. Instead, it is focusing on who likes the post.

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Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp were down for two hours

Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp were all experiencing issues this morning for almost every user, worldwide.

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