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Instagram Explore Is Getting A Much-Needed Makeover

So far this year, Instagram has put some major muscle behind shopping on the app. With a Checkout feature that lets you shop for products without redirecting you to a third-party site, as well Shopping in Stories and Shopping Collections, Insta has made a priority of supporting the retailers and creators who rely on the platform for their businesses.But it's been a hot sec since Explore — which is used by more than half of Instagram's one billion users every month — has seen any kind of redesig...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Instagram, Adam Mosseri, Shopping Collections Insta


Instagram wants to hide how many “likes” posts earn. Here’s why.

Head of Instagram Adam Mosseri recently outlined an experiment designed to see how users like using Instagram without the ability to see how many "likes" posts receive.Research shows that such metrics can lead to social comparison, which can affect self-esteem, depression and anxiety.What's unclear is how Instagram might change its platform if it finds out users overwhelmingly prefer invisible "likes", but also that the change hurts profits. None If you're using Instagram in Canada and notice t...
Tags: Psychology, Facebook, Business, Instagram, Social Media, Mental Health, Canada, Innovation, Pace University, Adam Mosseri, Kamiu Lee, Randi Priluck


Instagram tests hiding 'likes' on photos to make it 'less competitive'

Instagram will test hiding the number of "likes" that photos and videos receive - a central aspect of its platform - to rein in competitive tendencies and make the experience a little "less pressurised."Instagram's head, Adam Mosseri,... [Author: [email protected]]
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Instagram experiments with hiding like counts from your newsfeed to create a 'less pressurized environment'

Instagram is testing hiding users' likes on the newsfeed. Head of Instagram Adam Mosseri told BuzzFeed the goal was to create a "less pressurized environment." Mosseri said the inspiration for the trial came from Instagram's popular Stories feature. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Instagram is testing hiding users' likes on the newsfeed in an effort to make the platform less of a drain on people's self-worth. Instagram announced the change at Facebook's annual developer's ...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Trends, Canada, Adam Mosseri, Mosseri, Jane Manchun Wong, Samsung Galaxy Fold


Instagram Is Getting A Makeover — Here's The Lowdown

In the last year alone, Instagram Shopping has expanded exponentially — with the integration of Shopping in Stories and grid videos, Shopping Collections where users can save their favorite products, and a new Checkout feature that lets users shop directly in the app without being directed to a third-party retailer site. But until today, these features been available only to brands looking to sell straight to consumers.At today's keynote, Adam Mosseri, head of product at Instagram, announced th...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Instagram, Canada, Adam Mosseri, Instagram Shopping, Mosseri, Donation Stickers


Instagram's big bet on shopping could be worth $10 billion in 2021

Analysts say Instagram's move to shopping will be so successful that it will generate $10 billion in revenue in 2021. Deutsche Bank said new features like Instagram's checkout button, which lets you buy stuff through the app, will improve the value of the app's ads and its targeting. One retailer said people shopping on Instagram will probably buy more for every purchase too. One hiccup might be advertisers worried about Facebook's "walled garden" system of keeping customer data on its platfor...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Europe, Instagram, Trends, Deutsche Bank, Zara, Kevin Systrom, Mike Krieger, Warby Parker, Facebook Instagram, Adam Mosseri, Adidas Burberry MAC Cosmetics Michael Kors Nike


The new Samsung Galaxy S10 has an 'Instagram mode' to more easily post to your Stories — here's how it works

Instagram Stories have become wildly popular for users to share Snapchat-like updates with their friends and followers. Samsung's Galaxy S10 phones, released earlier this month, are equipped with an "Instagram mode" that lets phone users seamlessly post to their Stories from the phone's camera. Here's how the Galaxy's "Instagram mode" works. If you didn't know popular Instagram Stories are, here's an eye-opening statistic — roughly half of Instagram's 1 billion users take advantage of the Sto...
Tags: Apple, Instagram, Samsung, Trends, Samsung Galaxy, Adam Mosseri, Instagram Stories, Instagram Story, Business Insider Using Instagram


There’s been a huge rise in creeps using Instagram to groom children

Child groomers are increasingly using Instagram as a hunting ground, with their use of the platform more than tripling according to figures obtained by a children's charity. The NSPCC found 22% of all 1,944 grooming offences recorded by British police forces over a six-month period last year took place on Instagram. The timing of the findings is awkward for Facebook's social network, which is facing questions about child safety and the threat of more aggressive regulation. Instagram is increa...
Tags: Google, Facebook, UK, Instagram, Digital, Trends, Business Insider, NSPCC, Peter Wanless, Adam Mosseri, Mosseri, Margot James, IGTV, Molly Russell


Instagram is now the number one platform for child abusers

Child groomers are increasingly using Instagram as a hunting ground, with their use of the platform more than tripling according to figures obtained by a children's charity. The NSPCC found 22% of all 1,944 grooming offences recorded by British police forces over a six-month period last year took place on Instagram. The timing of the findings is awkward for Facebook's social network, which is facing questions about child safety and the threat of more aggressive regulation. Instagram is increa...
Tags: Google, Facebook, UK, Instagram, Digital, Trends, Business Insider, House Party, NSPCC, Mount Rushmore, Peter Wanless, Adam Mosseri, Mosseri, Margot James, IGTV, Molly Russell


Instagram heads off regulations with ban on self-harm images | analysis

Tackling non-graphic related content, however, presents harder challenge than graphicInstagram has bowed to public pressure and introduced a series of policies aimed at protecting vulnerable young people who use the site.Adam Mosseri, the head of Instagram, has committed to tightening up a number of policies relating to self-harm and suicide on the photo-sharing platform after weeks of pressure spearheaded by the father of Molly Russell, a 14-year-old who took her life in 2017. Ian Russell beli...
Tags: Technology, Media, Instagram, Children, Social Media, Society, Digital Media, Adam Mosseri, Ian Russell, Molly Russell


Instagram changes rules on self-harm postings after suicide

LONDON (AP) — Instagram has agreed to ban graphic images of self-harm after objections were raised in Britain following the suicide of a teen whose father said the photo-sharing platform had contributed to her decision to take her own life. Instagram chief Adam Mosseri said Thursday evening the platform is making a series of changes […]
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Instagram and Facebook will start censoring ‘graphic images’ of self-harm

In light of a recent tragedy, Instagram is updating the way it handles pictures depicting self-harm. Instagram and Facebook announced changes to their policies around content depicting cutting and other forms of self harm in dual blog posts Thursday. The changes comes about in light of the 2017 suicide of a 14 year old girl named Molly Russell, a UK resident who took her own life in 2017. Following her death, her family discovered that Russell was engaged with accounts that depicted and promoted...
Tags: Social, Startups, TC, Facebook, UK, Instagram, Social Media, Mental Health, Self Harm, United Kingdom, Russell, Online Communities, Suicide Prevention, Adam Mosseri, Mosseri, Molly Russell


Instagram bans 'graphic' self-harm images after Molly Russell's death

Social media site announces action following criticism from British teenager’s fatherInstagram has announced it will ban all graphic self-harm images from its platform after the father of British teenager Molly Russell said it was partly to blame for her death.Adam Mosseri, the head of Instagram, said “no graphic self-harm image” would in future be allowed on the platform. Continue reading...
Tags: Technology, Media, Instagram, Children, Social Media, Society, UK News, Digital Media, Adam Mosseri, Molly Russell


Instagram is going to ban all graphic images of self-harm after it was blamed for the suicide of a British teenager

Instagram is banning all graphic images of self-harm. It follows the social network being blamed for the suicide of British teenager, Molly Russell. Instagram boss Adam Mosseri said "we are not where we need to be on self-harm and suicide." Banning graphic content is one of four steps he laid out to make the platform safer. Instagram's new boss has promised to ban all graphic images of self-harm after the social network was blamed for the suicide of a British teenager. Adam Mosseri has been i...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, UK, London, Instagram, Trends, Bbc, Ian, Hancock, Jeremy Wright, National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, Samaritans, Matt Hancock, Adam Mosseri, Mosseri, Molly Russell


Tech platforms called to support public interest research into mental health impacts

The tech industry has been called on to share data with public sector researchers so the mental health and psychosocial impacts of their service on vulnerable users can be better understood, and also to contribute to funding the necessary independent research over the next ten years. The UK’s chief medical officers have made the call in a setting out advice and guidance for the government about children’s and young people’s screen use. They have also called for the industry to agree a code of ...
Tags: Social, Facebook, Europe, UK, Instagram, Advertising Tech, Bullying, Social Media, Tech, CMO, Mental Health, Abuse, Digital Media, United Kingdom, Photo Sharing, Science and Technology Committee


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Tuesday. Alphabet topped revenue targets in Q4 but rising costs spooked Wall Street. Google's parent company's net revenue rose 23% in the fourth quarter compared with last year, but its payments to partners rose at a faster 26% clip.  Apple is squirreling away money to pay for lawsuits related to its iPhone 'batterygate' throttling scandal. Apple said in a recent SEC filing that it has set aside some money to pay for the litigation as a...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, Instagram, Youtube, Trends, Netflix, SEC, Gwyneth Paltrow, Sundar Pichai, Alexa, Accel, Pichai, Marie Kondo


Instagram to blur self-harm images after Molly Russell's suicide

“I have been deeply moved by the tragic stories that have come to light this past month of Molly Russell and other families affected by suicide and self-harm,” wrote Instagram chief executive Adam Mosseri in a Telegraph op-ed today. “Even as a parent, I cannot begin to imagine what these families are going through and my thoughts go out to them.” With those words, Instagram began its announcement of new features to make it a little harder for users to view images of self-harm, which he says wil...
Tags: Health, Post, UK, News, Instagram, Children, Suicide, Youth, Social Media, Mental Health, Depression, Telegraph, Self-harm, The Telegraph, Pinterest Instagram, Picks


Instagram’s Adam Mosseri to meet UK health secretary over suicide content concerns

The still fresh-in-post boss of Instagram, Adam Mosseri, has been asked to meet the UK’s health secretary, Matt Hancock, to discuss the social media platform’s handling of content that promotes suicide and self harm, the BBC reports. Mosseri’s summons follows an outcry in the UK over disturbing content being recommended to vulnerable users of Instagram, following the suicide of a 14 year old schoolgirl, Molly Russell, who killed herself in 2017. After her death, Molly’s family discovered she ...
Tags: Social, TC, Facebook, Apps, Europe, UK, Instagram, Molly, Youtube, Social Media, Tech, Bbc, Artificial Intelligence, Self Harm, United Kingdom, Telegraph


Instagram to launch 'sensitivity screens' after Molly Russell's death

Facebook-owned app promises changes to better shield users from self-harm imagesInstagram will introduce “sensitivity screens” to hide images of self-harm in an attempt to protect young people who use the site, the app’s head has announced.Adam Mosseri, who took over Instagram after the app’s founders departed suddenly in 2018, has promised a series of changes following the death of the British teenager Molly Russell, whose parents believe she took her own life after being exposed to graphic ima...
Tags: Facebook, Technology, Media, Pinterest, Instagram, Social Networking, Internet, Society, Depression, Adam Mosseri, Molly Russell


Instagram's boss says it's not doing enough to catch self-harm images before they are discovered by users

Head of Instagram Adam Mosseri admitted in an op-ed that Instagram isn't doing enough to catch images of self-harm and suicide before they reach other users. The article follows the suicide of British teenager Molly Russell, whose family subsequently found she'd been viewing graphic images of self-harm on Instagram. Mosseri is due to meet with UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock, who has warned social media companies that if they fail to regulate themselves, the government will to step in. Head ...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, UK, Instagram, Trends, Conservative, Bbc, Daily Telegraph, Hancock, Kamal Ahmed, Samaritans, Matt Hancock, Adam Mosseri, Mosseri, Molly Russell, UK Health


Instagram Accidentally Released a Newsfeed Update, and Everyone Lost Their Sh*t

On Dec. 27, Instagram sparked a full-on meltdown by accidentally releasing a newsfeed update that made users everywhere exclaim, "WTF?!" in unison. The app update affected the newsfeed layout, replacing traditional vertical scrolling with a horizontal swiping feature that forced users to tap to advance sideways through photos in their feed, somewhat similar to Instagram Stories. Needless to say, the out-of-the-blue change caused a flurry of complaints among users, with many threatening to delet...
Tags: Apps, Instagram, Religion, Digital Life, Twitter reactions, Adam Mosseri, Mosseri


Instagram Update Brings Horizontal Scrolling to Horrified Users

The feature was intended as a test but was released widely by mistake, the head of Instagram said. Closing and reopening the app turns it off.
Tags: News, Instagram, Privacy, Social Media, Instant Messaging, Adam Mosseri, Instagram Inc


Instagram Tests Horizontal Scrolling, Then Scrolls Back

The feature was intended as a test but was released widely by mistake, the head of Instagram said. Closing and reopening the app turns it off.
Tags: News, Instagram, Privacy, Social Media, Instant Messaging, Adam Mosseri, Instagram Inc


Vacation Brain, You Guys! Instagram's "Horizontal" Feed Rollout Was Just A Mistake

This morning, the world woke up to what some felt was a rude change in their Instagram's feed: A horizontal tap-through instead of the vertical scroll we all know and love. And users immediately wanted to know how to undo it.In an in-platform pop-up explaining the feature, Instagram announced that it was rolling out a new way to explore posts where users could now tap from left to right, rather scrolling up and down, the way that you watch Instagram Stories.The change rolled out across the worl...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Instagram, David Mack, Basma, Adam Mosseri, Jonathan Van Ness


Instagram Hires From Within to Fill Vacant Head of Product Role

When former vice president of product Adam Mosseri was promoted to head of Instagram at the beginning of October, no successor was named for his former role. That changed Monday when product management director Vishal Shah was tapped as head of product for all of Instagram. Previously, Shah had been overseeing the Facebook-owned photo- and...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Advertising, Shah, Vishal Shah, Adam Mosseri, Publishers & Platforms


Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is facing backlash for encouraging people to visit Myanmar, where social media may have helped fuel a mass genocide

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey sparked outrage with his positive Tweets about his recent trip to Myanmar. Social media platforms — including Facebook and Twitter — may have worsened a humanitarian crisis there. Twitter users are responding criticizing Dorsey's posts for being "tone-deaf." Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey recently visited Pyin Oo Lwin, Myanmar, for his birthday, to participate in a 10-day Vipassana silent meditation retreat. Since then, he's been posting photos and detailed descriptions of hi...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Trends, United Nations, Muslim, Myanmar, Rohingya, Jack Dorsey, Dorsey, Reuters, Bagan, Vipassana, YANGON MANDALAY, Adam Mosseri, Kalar, Pyin Oo Lwin Myanmar


Instagram’s next cash cow: instant Promote ads for Stories

Instagram hopes dollars from long-tail of small businesses and social media stars can help it pull its weight in the Facebook family. A new ad type called “Promote” for Stories allows Instagram business pages to show their ephemeral slideshows to more users without doing much work. Admins can choose to auto-target users similar to their followers, people in a certain location, or use all of Instagram’s targeting parameters to inject their Story into the Stories queue of more users as an ad that ...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Wall Street, Tech, Facebook Watch, Instagram Analytics, Adam Mosseri, Facebook Analytics, Instagram Stories, IGTV, Matt Navarra Instagram, Instagram Story Friends, Facebook News Feed VP


Instagram now uses machine learning to detect bullying within photos

Instagram and its users do benefit from the app’s ownership by Facebook, which invests tons in new artificial intelligence technologies. Now that AI could help keep Instagram more tolerable for humans. Today Instagram announced a new set of antii-cyberbullying features. Most importantly, it can now use machine learning to optically scan photos posted to the app to detect bullying and send the post to Instagram’s community moderators for review. That means harassers won’t be able to just scraw...
Tags: Security, Social, TC, Facebook, Apps, Instagram, Tech, Policy, Cyberbullying, Today Instagram, Ziegler, Maddie Ziegler, Adam Mosseri, Head Of Instagram


Instagram said to be testing on feature that would share your location history with Facebook

Instagram is said to be prototyping a new privacy setting that would allow it to share your location history with Facebook. Meaning, your exact GPS coordinates can be collected by Instagram, even when you’re not using the app, which would helo Facebook to push targetted ads and recommend you relevant content. This geo-tagged data of yours would appear in Facebook's profile's activity log which also includes daily maps of the places you been. This would definitely upset the users who are conce...
Tags: Facebook, Apps, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Blogging, Rumors, Telegram, Adam Mosseri, Facebook Meaning


Instagram prototypes handing your location history to Facebook

This is sure to exacerbate fears that Facebook will further exploit Instagram now that its founders have resigned. Instagram has been spotted prototyping a new privacy setting that would allow it to share your location history with Facebook. That means your exact GPS coordinates collected by Instagram, even when you’re not using the app, would help Facebook to target you with ads and recommend you relevant content. Worryingly, the Location History sharing setting was defaulted to On in the...
Tags: Google, Social, TC, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Instagram, Privacy, US, Tech, Policy, Facebook Ads, Kevin Systrom, Mike Krieger, Ftc, Zuckerberg