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Instagram just added a Snapchat-style story feature

What are Instagram Stories? Instagram is rolling out a new slideshow-sharing feature that’s best described as nearly identical to Snapchat stories. Instagram rolled out an update to its app Monday with some unassuming release notes: Little did we know, hidden among those performance improvements was a brand new feature that’s rolling out over the next
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Instagram is adding an automatic text translation feature

After announcing that it has over 500 million users, Instagram has shared that it is working on a text translation feature that will go live next month. Once enabled, you’ll see a “See Translation” button that automatically translates text in posts, comments or bios to your preferred language. At launch, 24 languages will be supported,
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Instagram's 'Explore' tab gets more personal with recommended video channels

Finding videos you like in Instagram should now be a little easier thanks to the latest update to the app’s Explore section. When browsing Explore, you’ll now see “Picked for You” channels loaded with videos based on your favorite topics. From Instagram: Diverse communities flourish on Instagram — from comedians and bakers to skateboarders and
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Instagram is now used by 500 million people

Instagram has announced that the popular social network is now used by 500 million people, and that a majority of those folks access it every day. In a blog post, the company stated: Today, we’re excited to announce our community has grown to more than 500 million Instagrammers — more than 300 million of whom
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Instagram makes posting from other apps easy with new share extension

Instagram users rejoice: you can now share photos and videos directly to the service from any other app that supports share extensions. The ability to share to Instagram from any other app comes courtesy of the app’s new share extension, which has been highly requested feature since share extension support was added for third-party apps
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Instagram rolls out its controversial feed algorithm, puts 'best' posts on top

As promised earlier this year, Instagram is now rolling out a new feed algorithm to all of its users. It is supposed to put the posts that users want to see first on the social network on top of their feed. Instagram tested this new post algorithm with a small portion of its users before
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As Instagram continues crackdown, some third-party apps stop working

Many third-party Instagram apps have ceased working with the service following the rollout of new rules affecting API access. As noted by MacRumors, the stricter rules governing API access officially went into effect on June 1, severely limiting or rendering useless many third-party Instagram apps. Gramfeed, for example, has updated its website with the following
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Instagram rolls out support for video uploads of up to 60 seconds

Instagram is giving people more freedom to express themselves in video form. The social network is rolling out an update that will support video uploads of up to 60 seconds, well above the previous limit of just 15 seconds. Instagram stated: In the last six months, the time people spent watching video increased by more
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Instagram will soon 'optimize' the order of your feed

Instagram is planning to make some changes in the feeds of its hundreds of millions of users. The social network, owned by Facebook, says that in the coming months it will “optimize” those feeds so that users can see what Instagram thinks they should check out first. In a blog post, Instagram says that according
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