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3 ways to add multiple photos to your Instagram Story

You can add multiple photos to an Instagram Story by selecting multiple photos, creating a collage, or inserting additional photos as stickers. Selecting multiple photos from your camera roll will upload each photo as its own slide in your story. Instagram has a built-in collage feature called Layout that allows you to drop several photos into the same slide. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. There are several different ways to add multiple photos to an Instagram Stor...
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How to add music to your Instagram Story, even if you don't have the music sticker

There are several ways to add music to your Instagram Story. Rawpixel/Getty Images To add music to your Instagram Story, tap the sticker icon and select the music option. You can also add music to your Instagram Story from apps like Spotify, SoundCloud, or Shazam. If you can't add music to an Instagram Story, you may need to update the app first. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Most Instagram users take advantage of the Stories feature, which allows you to...
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How to delete your Instagram account permanently, or deactivate it temporarily

Deleting your Instagram account should only take a few clicks. SOPA Images/Getty Images You can delete your Instagram account permanently on the account deletion page. If you think you might want to recover your Instagram account later, you can also deactivate it temporarily. To delete or deactivate your Instagram account, you'll need to use a web browser, not the app. This story is part of Business Insider's Guide to Instagram. Instagram is one of the most popular social media sit...
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How to know if someone has blocked you on Instagram

Figuring out who blocked you on Instagram takes some detective work. SOPA Images/Getty Images To know if someone blocked you on Instagram, you should try searching for their account. If you can't find their account or see the profile image, you may have been blocked. Instagram doesn't send notifications for blocked accounts, so you won't be alerted if someone blocks you. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. If you recently noticed the absence of a...
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3 simple ways to change the background color of your Instagram story

You can change your Instagram background using the pen, brush, and dropper tools or with a premade background. Prostock-Studio/Getty Images You can change the background color of an Instagram story when you upload or repost an image. You can also change the background color of a story that has just text or stickers with the Create tool. If you have a pre-made background, you can upload it to your story and customize it from there. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stori...
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How to clear cache, history, and cookies on iPhone for Safari and iOS apps, to free up space and improve speed

You can clear your iPhone cache for Safari and other apps, or offload apps to increase storage space. Narisara Nami/Getty Images You can clear cache, history, and cookies on your iPhone for Safari to improve speed and performance. You can also clear cache for iPhone apps by offloading or deleting them to free up space. When you clear cache, you may lose some saved data from Safari or iPhone apps, like passwords and files. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Appl...
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How to transfer photos from your iPhone to a Mac or PC

There's a few different ways to upload all your iPhone photos to your computer. Carles Navarro Parcerisas/Getty Images You can transfer photos from your iPhone to a computer with a USB cord, iCloud, or AirDrop. When you transfer photos from iPhone to computer, it can help clear storage and protect your data. If you're using a USB cable to import photos, the process is slightly different on Mac and PC. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. If you have an iPh...
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How to know whether Instagram will notify others when you take a screenshot

In most cases, Instagram does not notify screenshots, but be careful with direct messages. Maskot/Getty Images Instagram screenshots only trigger notifications for disappearing photos or videos in private DM threads. Instagram does not notify you of screenshots taken on stories, posts, reels, or permanent DM conversations. Instagram has changed their screenshot notification procedures in the past and may change them again, so make sure to check from time to time. This story is part of In...
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What are impressions on Instagram? A guide to understanding the metric, including how to track and improve it

Instagram impressions are the number of times your content was shown to users, not to be confused with reach. Mateusz Slodkowski/SOPA Images/LightRocket/Getty Images On Instagram, "impressions" are when any of your content is shown to a user. Impressions don't track when someone interacts with your posts, or whether they're a new viewer. You can use an Instagram Business Account or third-party apps like Hootsuite to get more detailed analytics. Visit Insider's Tech Reference li...
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How to contact Instagram support and get help with account-related issues

You can call Instagram and speak to an automated agent or use the online Help Center to get support for the app. Thomas Trutschel/Photothek via Getty Images You can contact Instagram support by phone at 1-650-543-4800 or via Instagram's online Help Center. Users were once able to email Instagram at [email protected], but that address is now defunct. You can also contact Instagram to report issues, such as a copyright violation or a hacked account. Visit Insider's Tech Refer...
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How to save Instagram videos and download them to your iPhone or Android

It's possible to save your own Instagram videos, and other people's videos, so they're never lost. lechatnoir/Getty Images You can save Instagram videos posted to your story and download them to your iPhone or Android. You can also save any Instagram video post or reel to Collections. It's possible to download Instagram videos with a third-party app or record your screen to save them. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. There are many ways to cre...
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What is a digital footprint? How to protect yourself online, and keep your data from being used against you

It's important to know what kind of traces, or digital footprint, your online activities leave behind. Yagi Studio/Getty Images Your digital footprint refers to all the personal data and information available about you online. Your active digital footprint includes your emails, social media posts, and other messages with your name attached. Your passive digital footprint is information you unintentionally leave behind, like your IP address. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library f...
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How to download music from Spotify and listen to your favorite songs offline

You can download music from Spotify for offline listening if you have a subscription to Spotify Premium. You're able to download albums, playlists, and podcasts on Spotify's mobile app.  You can only download playlists for offline listening if you're using Spotify on a computer.  Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Spotify allows users with Spotify Premium to download music so that they can listen to their favorite songs or albums offline. Quick tip: Spotify lets you downlo...
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What are the green and orange dots on an iPhone? How to tell when apps are using your mic or camera

Your iPhone will let you know when an app is using your microphone or camera. Crystal Cox/Business Insider The green or orange dots on your iPhone signal when an app is using the camera or microphone, respectively. These colored dots were added in iOS 14, and are meant to help you track how apps are accessing your device. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. If you're an iPhone user, you may have noticed that an orange dot and a green dot now occasionally appear in the ...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Security, Instagram, Privacy, Iphone Apps, Trends, Facetime, Microphone, Iphone Camera, Control Center, Tech Insider, Crystal Cox, Voice Memo, Meira Gebel, BI-freelancer


What is Vanish Mode on Instagram? Here's what you need to know about the platform's disappearing messages feature

Instagram's Vanish Mode lets you send secret messages that disappear when you're done chatting. d3sign/Getty Images Vanish Mode on Instagram lets you have a temporary chat that is automatically erased when the chat ends. To enable Vanish Mode, swipe up from the bottom of a chat window.  Either party can end Vanish Mode by tapping "Turn Off Vanish Mode."  Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Not all messages are meant to live forever, or at least that's ...
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How to search for photos on an iPhone to find specific dates, places, people, and more

Your iPhone helps you search for specific photos with helpful categories and features. Bonfanti Diego/Getty Images To search for photos on your iPhone, open the Photos app and use the Search icon at the bottom right of the screen.  You can search by date, place, and content of the photo thanks to the phone's artificial intelligence. You can also use the Photo app's browse tool to find photos by people, place, category, and more. Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stor...
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What is Depop? Here's what you need to know about the clothing marketplace platform

The Depop app. Depop Depop is an online marketplace platform designed to allow people to sell clothes and other items remotely. Depop allows users a lot of flexibility — you can set up shop for a new brand or sell a few items you have laying around. Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Depop is an online marketplace used by more than 15 million registered users. It was originally started as a place to buy and sell clothes, like Poshmark or other online thrift s...
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How to mirror your iPhone's screen onto a Mac computer, using QuickTime or a third-party program

If you want a bigger iPhone screen, you could buy a newer model — or, you could learn how to mirror your iPhone's screen on a Mac computer. Using a Mac's QuickTime player, you can easily mirror your iPhone screen on your Mac. You can also use the third-party app Reflector to optimize iPhone content that is set up for AirPlay to be played on your computer. Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. One of the iPhone's greatest assets is its connectivity. Built into Apple p...
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What is Kik? Here's what you need to know about the free messaging app

Kik is a free messaging app that boasts increased privacy and anonymity as features. Boy_Anupong/Getty Images Kik is a free messaging app that allows users to keep in touch with family and friends using Wi-Fi or your phone's mobile data.  Kik only requires an email address to sign up — there's no need to provide a phone number.  Kik is available on Android, iOS, and Amazon's Kindle Fire. Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. While there is no shortage of free me...
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How to start a petition online using Change.org, a popular platform for social activism

Change.org is a notable platform that allows users to start an online petition. Igor Golovniov/SOPA Images/LightRocket/Getty Images You can start a petition online using Change.org, a petition platform that garners more than 200 million users in 196 countries. Your petition will need a title, description, and target to gain signatures and traction. Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. If you're passionate about a cause and want to start a petition, you can do s...
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How to share a tweet through your Instagram Story on an iPhone

Twitter now lets some iPhone users add tweets to their Instagram Story from the Twitter app. Maskot/Getty Images You can add tweets to your Instagram Story quickly and easily if you have an iPhone — but note that this feature is not available for all iPhone users at this time. Once you've added a tweet to your Instagram Story, you can resize it and move it around before sharing. Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. It's fun to share tweets on Instagram, but the...
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How to put music on your Instagram Story and customize it

You can put music on your Instagram Story alongside photos or videos. Shutterstock You can put music on your Instagram Story by tapping the sticker icon in your Story and selecting "Music" from the list of options. There's a lot of music to choose from — you can scroll through Instagram's recommended list of songs, or search for your own song. Music clips can only be 15 seconds long, but you get to choose which 15 seconds of the song to include in your Instagram Story. Visit Business Insi...
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How to set up Facebook Pay to make payments on Facebook, Instagram, Messenger, and WhatsApp

You can set up Facebook Pay on a computer or mobile device. Anadolu Agency/Getty Images You can set up Facebook Pay to streamline payments across Facebook-owned platforms, including Messenger, WhatsApp, and Instagram. Once you link a payment method such as a debit or credit card to Facebook Pay, you can donate, make purchases, or send money within Facebook apps.  Facebook Pay utilizes anti-fraud technology and advanced encryption to keep users' payment information secure.  Visit Business...
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How to update to the new version of Instagram messaging that incorporates Facebook Messenger features

You can update Instagram to get Facebook Messenger features on the app. Rafael Henrique/SOPA Images/LightRocket/Getty Images You can update Instagram messaging to a new version that incorporates Facebook Messenger features. You can find the option to upgrade by tapping the direct message icon at the top right of the screen.  Here's everything you need to know about the new updated Instagram messaging. Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Thanks to an Instagram ...
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How long can Instagram Reels be? Here's how to change the duration of your short-form video

It's easy to share an Instagram Reel in a variety of ways. CHRIS DELMAS/AFP via Getty Images Instagram Reels can be 15 or 30 seconds long.  Reels is a short-form video format that is similar to TikTok. To choose the duration of your reel, tap the length on the left side of the screen before you begin recording. Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Instagram Reels are short-form videos on Instagram, not unlike (and clearly inspired by) TikTok videos. Users c...
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Do LinkedIn Stories notify you of screenshots? Here's what you need to know

Anyone can screenshot your LinkedIn Story, and you won't be notified. NurPhoto / Contributor/Getty Images LinkedIn Stories do not notify you if someone takes a screenshot of your story. LinkedIn Stories are a relatively new feature that lets you create temporary posts that disappear after 24 hours. These stories aren't quite as ephemeral, because anyone can take a screenshot, making a permanent record.   Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. LinkedIn isn't j...
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How to share Instagram Reels in 3 different ways

It's easy to share an Instagram Reel in a variety of ways. CHRIS DELMAS/AFP via Getty Images You can share Instagram Reels with your friends, even if they don't have Instagram, or post them to your Story in a few simple steps. Similar to TikTok videos, Reels are short-form videos, typically accompanied by music, that can be up to 30 seconds long.  In the latest Instagram update, the Reels feature can be found in the middle of the menu bar at the bottom.  Visit Business Insider's Tech R...
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How to repost a video on Instagram to your Story or Profile in 3 ways

It's easy to repost a video on Instagram. Shutterstock/NARAPIROM You can repost a video on Instagram from another user in several ways, using the official Instagram app, a screen recording, or a third-party app. To repost a video to your Instagram Story, tap the paper plane icon underneath the video post you want to share. There's no built-in way to repost Instagram videos to your profile — you'll need to make a screen recording of it, or use a third-party app like Repost. Make sure yo...
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How to video chat on Instagram with up to 6 people through the direct-messaging feature

It's easy to video chat on Instagram with up to six people through direct messaging. Shutterstock You can video chat on Instagram through the direct-messaging feature.  It's easy to video chat with one person or a group of people by going to your existing direct messages on Instagram — but you are limited to six people at a time. Here's what you need to know to video chat on Instagram.  Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Though not everyone is aware of it...
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How to hide comments on Instagram Live in 5 simple steps

It's easy to hide comments on Instagram live to share content with your followers more comfortably. happydancing/Shutterstock You can hide comments on Instagram Live by tapping the three dots at the bottom-left and selecting "Turn Off Commenting."  You can always turn Instagram Live comments back on by tapping the dots again and choosing "Turn On Commenting." Once you turn off commenting, any comments that have already been sent will be erased. This story is part of Business Insider's ...
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