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Mark Zuckerberg's ghostly sunscreen application haunts us all, but the tech CEO keeps poking fun at the moment and now it's plastered on his new surfboard

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg KENZO TRIBOUILLARD / AFP via Getty Images Mark Zuckerberg has turned his infamous sunscreen application fail from last Juy into a surfboard. The Facebook CEO showed off the surfboard on Instagram, writing "The sun never stood a chance." Zuckerberg has said he used the sunscreen to try to evade paparazzi while surfing in Hawaii. See more stories on Insider's business page. Nobody will let Mark Zuckerberg forget last year's sunscreen application fail - i...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, News, Instagram, Trends, Getty Images, Hawaii, Zuckerberg, Mrs Doubtfire, Tech Insider, Sarah Jackson, Adam Mosseri, Mark Zuckerberg KENZO TRIBOUILLARD


Instagram CEO Says Facebook Will Help Users Get Around Apple's Cut of Transactions

An anonymous reader quotes a report from CNBC: Facebook is setting its sights on the creator economy, hoping to allow millions of people to make a living off its family of apps. But the company wants to promote offline transactions between creators and companies in order to avoid Apple's 30% cut of in-app purchases, Instagram head Adam Mosseri said Wednesday. "When there are digital transactions that happen on iOS, Apple insists that they take 30% of that. There's a very few number of exceptions...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Instagram, Tech, Cnbc, Apple Facebook, Adam Mosseri, Mosseri


Instagram unveiled new features aimed at helping creators earn money

Adam Mosseri and JoJo Siwa speak during Instagram and Facebook's Creator Week. Amy Sussman/Getty Images for Instagram and Facebook's Creator Week Hi, this is Amanda Perelli and welcome back to Insider Influencers, our weekly rundown on the business of influencers, creators, and social-media platforms. Sign up for the newsletter here.In this week's edition:Instagram unveiled three new features aimed at helping creators earn moneyA YouTuber with 1 million subscribers shares how...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Media, Instagram, Youtube, Advertising, Newsletter, Trends, New York Times, Alexis Ohanian, Annie Leibovitz, Zuckerberg, Influencers, Boohoo, Brien, NFT


Adam Mosseri: There Is No Single Instagram Algorithm

Head of Instagram Adam Mosseri shared a lengthy blog post in which he sought to explain some of the mysteries behind the Facebook-owned photo- and video-sharing network. He wrote, "It's hard to trust what you don't understand. We want to do a better job of explaining how Instagram works. There are a lot of misconceptions...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Advertising, Platforms, Adam Mosseri, Social Pro Daily


Instagram pushes back against 'The Algorithm' - because it tracks every action you take on the app using 'a variety of algorithms'

Instagram said "The Algorithm" does not determine what a user sees on their feed. Getty/Klaus Vedfelt Instagram said it does not use "The Algorithm" to determine the content on users' social media feed. In reality, Instagram says it has many different algorithms for Reels, Feed, and Explore. A non-profit recently reported Instagram recommended posts containing misinformation. See more stories on Insider's business page. Instagram said there is no one algorithm it uses to determine ...
Tags: Facebook, News, Instagram, Israel, Trends, Tech, Surveillance, Algorithm, Tech Insider, Adam Mosseri, Mosseri, Allana Akhtar, Center for Countering Digital Hate, Getty Klaus Vedfelt Instagram


Facebook's attempt to 'depressurize' Instagram is over. Now, hiding likes will be a 'matter of personal choice.'

Instagram found that user wellbeing and app usage didn't change when likes were removed. Samantha Lee/Business Insider Hello! This story is from today's edition of Morning Brew, an awesome daily email publication read by 2.5 million next-generation leaders like you. Sign up here to get it!After years of talking about it, Facebook officially released its likes-hiding option on Facebook and Instagram. Users of both apps can choose to hide the number of likes and reactions for their...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, US, Trends, Social Media, Digital Culture, Morning Brew, Tech Insider, Adam Mosseri, Samantha Lee, Insider Inc


Facebook and Instagram will now allow users to hide ‘Like’ counts on posts

Facebook this week will begin to publicly roll out the option to hide Likes on posts across both Facebook and Instagram, following earlier tests beginning in 2019. The project, which puts the decision about Likes in the hands of the company’s global user base, had been in development for years, but was deprioritized due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the response work required on Facebook’s part, the company says. Originally, the idea to hide Like counts on Facebook’s social networks was focused o...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Tech, Mit, Katy Perry, Ftc, Facebook Instagram, Instagram on Facebook, Adam Mosseri, Mosseri, Dispo, David Dobrik, Facebook Often, Tiktok, Minutiae Vero Dayflash Oggl, Poparazzi Spark Capital


Mark Zuckerberg's existential product crisis

Hello, and welcome to this week's edition of the Insider Tech newsletter, where we break down the biggest news in tech, including:Facebook's product painsTech VCs "go direct"Amazon's "hire to fire" system Did someone forward this newsletter to you? Sign up here. This week: Mark Zuckerberg's existential product crisis Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Steve Jobs famously said Apple makes products that consumers don't know they want. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Startups, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Enterprise, Media, Instagram, California, Germany, Advertising, US, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Newsletter


Instagram Restrict: How to Restrict Users on Instagram

Have you heard of Instagram Restrict? Surprisingly, not many people have. Restrict, which originally rolled out in a 2019 update, went overlooked by many people and agencies amid the rapidly changing social space. The feature was created to give account owners and community managers the ability to moderate unsavory users without actually blocking their accounts. If your job requires you to monitor community engagement and interaction on Instagram, this feature might be the perfect solutio...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Seo, Instagram Marketing, Adam Mosseri, Instagram Restrict


Instagram Realizes It Had a Clubhouse In Its Heart All Along

As more and more social media platforms start cooking up their own Clubhouse clones, Instagram is adding new features to its existing livestreaming service to get in on the voice chat craze. On Thursday, Instagram announced it’s rolling out the option to turn off your audio or video while using Instagram Live.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Science, Instagram, Social Media, Linkedin, Software, Facebook Messenger, Computing, Freeware, Operating Systems, Clubhouse, Mobile Applications, Business Finance, Adam Mosseri, Video Software


Instagram Live takes on Clubhouse with options to mute and turn off the video

In addition to Facebook’s Clubhouse competitor built within Messenger Rooms and its experiments with a Clubhouse-like Q&A platform on the web, the company is now leveraging yet another of its largest products to take on the Clubhouse threat: Instagram Live. Today, Instagram announced it’s adding new features that will allow users to mute their microphones and even turn their video off while using Instagram Live. Instagram explains these new features will give hosts more flexibility during their ...
Tags: Social, Facebook, Apps, Mark Zuckerberg, Messenger, Instagram, Social Media, Tech, Facebook Messenger, Clubhouse, Mobile Applications, Adam Mosseri


Mark Zuckerberg says he smeared himself in sunscreen as a disguise to avoid paparazzi. He failed, and the photo went viral.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Charles Platiau/Reuters Mark Zuckerberg has once again addressed the photo of him surfing with tons of sunscreen on his face. He said in an Instagram Live chat Wednesday that he was trying to disguise himself from paparazzi. "That is just way too much sunscreen. No one needs to be wearing that much sunscreen," Zuckerberg said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Mark Zuckerberg on Wednesday described why he was photographed surfing in Hawaii with ...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, California, Trends, Hawaii, Facebook Live, Zuckerberg, Elizabeth, Facebook CEO, Adam Mosseri, Kate Duffy, Mrs Doubtfire New York Post


Facebook is testing a platform called The Re-Entry App aimed at prisoners who are being released back into society

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks at the Paley Center in New York. AP Photo/Mark Lennihan Facebook is trialling an app for prisoners transitioning back into society, Bloomberg reported. "The Re-Entry App" appeared at the top of some users' Instagram feed so they could trial it. Facebook said it was finding "ways to help close gaps faced by those in marginalized communities." See more stories on Insider's business page. Facebook is testing an app for people who are being released ...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, New York, Instagram, Trends, Bloomberg, Paley Center, Adam Mosseri, Kate Duffy, AP Photo Mark Lennihan Facebook


Instagram will soon let you save Stories as drafts to edit later

Instagram Stories are a great way to share candid moments. I often use that format to show off what songs I’m listening to, or share a picture that might not be “feed worthy”. Currently, if you use Instagram’s Story camera tool, you have to take a photo, apply effects, and post it immediately. The app will soon get a ‘drafts’ feature that’ll let you save your Stories within Instagram, so as you can edit them later. The social network’s head, Adam Mosseri, tweeted yesterday that Story drafts are ...
Tags: Startups, Instagram, Adam Mosseri, Instagram Stories, Plugged


Facebook Is Developing a Version of Instagram for Children Under 13

Facebook is developing a version of Instagram thats specifically aimed at children under 13, according to an internal company post (via BuzzFeed News). "I'm excited to announce that going forward, we have identified youth work as a priority for Instagram and have added it to our H1 priority list," Vishal Shah, Instagram's vice president of product, wrote on an employee message board on Thursday. "We will be building a new youth pillar within the Community Product Group to focus on two things: (...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, BuzzFeed News, Facebook Instagram, Adam Mosseri, Mosseri, Vishal Shah Instagram, Community Product Group


Facebook is building an instagram app for kids under 13, led by the former head of YouTube Kids

The log of the Instagram app on a smartphone. Photothek/Getty Images Facebook is building an Instagram app for kids under 13, BuzzFeed News reported Thursday. The project will be led by Pavni Diwanji, who previously led YouTube's kid-focused products. Facebook has faced backlash over the safety and mental health impacts of such products. See more stories on Insider's business page. Facebook-owned Instagram is planning to build a version of its app targeted specifically toward child...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Harassment, UK, Instagram, Privacy, Youtube, US, Trends, Digital Privacy, Facebook Messenger, Cyberbullying, Child Sex Abuse, Youtube Kids, Ftc


Instagram accidentally removed 'likes' for some users - here's what your posts will look like without them

happydancing/Shutterstock Instagram temporarily hid the likes counter for some users on Tuesday due to a bug. Adam Mosseri of Instagram announced the company would start hiding the number of likes on some US posts in 2019. Instagram had already experimented with removing likes in seven countries before that. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Some Instagram users were surprised to find like counts missing from the app on Tuesday due to a bug. The company has been test...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, News, Instagram, Australia, US, Trends, Social Media, Likes, Tech, Cnn, New Zealand, Jack Dorsey, Social Media Analytics, Instagram Instagram, Adrienne


Clash and Byte, Two of TikTok's Competitors, Are Merging

Yesterday, Clash announced it was acquiring Byte, a short-form video app launched by Vine cofounder Dom Hofmann. The announcement comes "at a time when TikTok itself now appears to be here to stay," reports CNN. From the report: Dubsmash, another TikTok competitor with a similar algorithmic feed serving up entertaining videos, was acquired last month by Reddit. Meanwhile, Adam Mosseri, the head of Instagram, which launched a TikTok clone called Reels days after then President Donald Trump said h...
Tags: Instagram, Tech, Reddit, Vine, Donald Trump, Clash, Dom Hofmann, Adam Mosseri


This Week in Apps: TikTok viral hit breaks Spotify records, inauguration boosts news app installs, judge rules against Parler

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 economy. The app industry is as hot as ever, with   218 billion downloads and $143 billion in global consumer spend in 2020. Consumers last year also   3.5 trillion minutes using apps on Android devices alone. And in the U.S., app usage surged ahead of the time spent watching live TV. Currently, the average American watches 3.7 hours of live TV per day...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Google, Amazon, Android, Food, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Asia, South Korea, Twitter, Spotify, Europe, Real Estate, London


Influencers say Instagram Reels is fueling growth and new followers

Instagram; Samantha Lee/Insider Hi, this is Amanda Perelli and welcome back to Insider Influencers, our weekly rundown on the influencer and creator economy. Sign up for the newsletter here.When Instagram first came out with a TikTok copycat feature, it got mixed reviews, with some calling Reels a "dud."Creators weren't exactly going wild for the short-form video feature.But since posting Reels regularly, many creators have said the feature has become a secret weapon to supercharge their g...
Tags: Facebook, UK, Media, Instagram, Youtube, Advertising, Trends, Commerce, Sydney, Influencers, Capitol, Culver City California, Arlington Virginia, Instagram Instagram, Mike Blake, Substack


Instagram Lead Says He's Not Happy With Reels Yet, Might 'Consolidate' Video Formats

In an interview with The Verge's Decoder podcast, the head of Instagram, Adam Mosseri, says he's "not yet happy" with the platform's TikTok competitor Reels. The Verge reports: "I'm not yet happy with it," he says. "We're growing both in terms of how much people are sharing and how much people are consuming, but we have a long way to go. And we have to be honest that TikTok is ahead." He went on to say the team is mostly focused on "table stakes" right now, and not honed in on how to differentia...
Tags: Instagram, Tech, Adam Mosseri, Mosseri


What is swatting? Here's what you need to know about the act of making false police reports with malicious intent, and how to protect yourself from it

You can safeguard yourself against swatters by enhancing your digital security. Kerkez/Getty Images Swatting is the act of calling the police on an innocent person with a false claim that the individual is an active shooter, kidnapper, or another type of hostile criminal. Livestreamers are a common target for swatting since it allows the person calling the police to see the results of their call immediately. Swatting is recognized as a federal crime in the United States.  If you find yours...
Tags: Security, Gaming, Instagram, America, Los Angeles, Trends, Cyber Security, Fbi, United States, Justin Bieber, Kansas, Black Lives Matter, Livestreaming, Finch, Swatting, Digital Security


WhatsApp Clarifies It's Not Giving All Your Data To Facebook

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Verge: WhatsApp has published a new FAQ page to its website outlining its stances on user privacy in response to widespread backlash over an upcoming privacy policy update. The core issue relates to WhatsApp's data-sharing procedures with Facebook, with many users concerned an updated privacy policy going into effect on February 8th will mandate sharing of sensitive profile information with WhatsApp's parent company. That isn't true -- the update has ...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Tech, Eu, Signal, Facebook It, Facebook We, Bosworth, Cathcart, Andrew Boz Bosworth, Adam Mosseri, Will Cathcart, Facebook AR VR


Facebook bans Trump through Biden inauguration, maybe longer

By BARBARA ORTUTAY and DAVID KLEPPER Facebook and Instagram will bar President Donald Trump from posting on its system at least until the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden, the platform said Thursday. In a post announcing the unprecedented move, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg said the risk of allowing Trump to use the platform is too great following the president’s incitement of a mob that touched off a deadly riot in the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday. Zuckerberg says Trump’s account will ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Business, Technology, Media, Instagram, Congress, Youtube, Washington, White House, Uncategorized, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer


Facebook and Instagram have blocked Trump for 24 hours after the president published posts spouting misinformation as his supporters violently stormed the US Capitol

Donald Trump Mark Zuckerberg Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/JOSH EDELSON/AFP via Getty Facebook has blocked Trump from posting on the platform for 24 hours following two policy violations, the company said on Wednesday evening. "He will lose the ability to post on the platform during that time," Facebook said. Trump will also be blocked from posting on Instagram for 24 hours, said Adam Mosseri, head of the Facebook-owned company. The company had removed a post by Trump earlier on Wednesday,...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, News, Instagram, Trends, Donald Trump, Trump, Misinformation, Capitol, US Capitol, Tech Insider, Adam Mosseri, Tyler Sonnemaker, Getty Facebook, Capitol Siege


Gift Guide: The best books for 2020 as recommended by VCs and TechCrunch writers (Part 2)

Welcome to TechCrunch’s 2020 Holiday Gift Guide! Need help with gift ideas? We’re here to help! We’ll be rolling out gift guides from now through the end of December. You can find our other guides right here. We published the TechCrunch list of the best books of 2020 last week, which included such titles as Barton Gellman’s Dark Mirror as recommended by our cybersecurity editor Zack Whittaker and Shoe Dog by Phil Knight, recommended by Lightspeed’s Nicole Quinn. In all, we selected nine books fr...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Facebook, New York, Instagram, Congress, New York City, America, San Francisco, Tech, Brooklyn, Tokyo, Sherlock Holmes, Kylie Jenner, Johnson, Jonathan Gruber


Instagram is redesigning the home screen with prime spots for TikTok-like Reels and in-app shopping — see what it looks like

Instagram Instagram announced a home screen redesign with shopping and Reels. Reels is Instagram's TikTok competitor, and it's getting prime real estate in the center of the app. The platform has been testing different layouts since September. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Instagram is officially changing its home page for the first time in years, it announced in a press release. Existing tabs will be rearranged to make room for Reels and Shop tabs.The social media p...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Trends, Tech, E-commerce, Features, Fortune, Instagram Instagram, Tech Insider, Instagram Search, Adam Mosseri, Reels, Tiktok, Instagram Reels, Mary Meisenzahl, Current Instagram


Instagram Begins the Process of Bringing its Suicide, Self-Harm Detection Tech to the EU

Instagram will extend initiatives it has used outside of the European Union to proactively detect content related to suicide or self-harm to the EU, head of Instagram Adam Mosseri said in a blog post. Mosseri said Instagram is in discussions with regulators and governments in the EU on ways to bring this technology to the...
Tags: Instagram, Advertising, Eu, European Union, Platforms, Adam Mosseri, Mosseri, Social Pro Daily


Instagram Debuts Anti-Bullying Resource Guide, Positivity AR Filter

Instagram continued its National Bullying Prevention Month efforts with the introduction of a guide to anti-bullying resources and the rollout of an augmented reality filter designed to promote positivity. And at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET Tuesday (Oct. 20), head of Instagram Adam Mosseri will join Dance Moms alumnus and Instagram creator Nia Sioux on...
Tags: Instagram, Advertising, Diversity, National Bullying Prevention Month, Adam Mosseri, Nia Sioux, Social Pro Daily, Equity and Inclusion


Inside the heated debate over TikTok rival Triller's user count

Photo Illustration by Rafael Henrique/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Hi, this is Amanda Perelli. Welcome back to Insider Influencers, our weekly rundown on the influencer and creator economy. Sign up for the newsletter here.TikTok rival Triller has reported ever-increasing user numbers in the last year, but some former employees are wary of its figures.My colleague Dan Whateley spoke with six former Triller employees who pointed in particular to an October 2019 press release by t...
Tags: New York, Media, Instagram, Youtube, White House, Advertising, Trends, Star, Netflix, Chelsea, New Jersey, Sydney, Alexis Ohanian, The New York Times, Biden, Bestbuy



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