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Facebook knows Instagram is bad for teenagers' mental health

AP Photo/Jessica Hill Instagram makes teen girls feel worse about themselves, Facebook internal researchers reportedly found. Those findings were consistent across the past several years, the Wall Street Journal reported. Some teens using Instagram said using the service directly led to suicidal thoughts. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Facebook's internal research shows that teen users' mental health is negatively impacted by using the company's photo-...
Tags: Facebook, News, Instagram, Teens, Trends, Social Media, Research, Data, Mental Health, Wall Street Journal, WSJ, Vishal Shah, Ben Gilbert, Tech Insider, Community Product Group, AP Photo Jessica Hill Instagram


Zuckerberg is turning trillion-dollar Facebook into a ‘metaverse’ company, he tells investors

Following the quarterly release of Facebook’s earnings numbers where the company’s CFO takes time to walk analysts through the nitty gritty of the company’s financials, CEO Mark Zuckerberg took a moment to zoom out and wax on the company’s future goals, specifically calling out his ambitions to turn Facebook into “a metaverse company.” “I wanted to discuss this now so that you can see the future that we’re working towards and how our major initiative across the ...
Tags: TC, Gaming, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Tech, Ceo, Software, Computing, Vr, Oculus, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Horizon, Wearable Devices, Andrew Bosworth


Instagram Enables Users to Add Pronouns to Their Profiles

Instagram users can now add pronouns to their profiles via a new field that began rolling out this week. Vice president of product Vishal Shah said in a tweet that the new option is available in a few countries, with more to be added, explaining, "We've seen a lot of people adding pronouns already, so...
Tags: Advertising, Diversity, Vishal Shah, Social Pro Daily, Equity and Inclusion


Senate Considering Hauling in Facebook, Twitter CEOs so They Can All Ramble for Hours About Whatever BS Gripe They Have This Time

If you thought last year’s clusterf*ck of a Senate hearing on social media was a good use of everyone’s time, congrats! The Senate is considering calling Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, and the rest of the gang back together for another hearing, this time before the Judiciary Committee.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Uber, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Hbo, Isis, Science, Senate, Social Media, Joe Biden, Paypal, Software, Glenn Greenwald, Computing


Facebook is budding to build a kid-friendly Instagram

Facebook has had many problems in dealing with content moderation when it comes to children on Instagram. The EU even started a probe last year into the social network’s data storage practices for kids. To tackle all these problems, the company is now looking to build a special version for users under the age of 13. BuzzFeed News reported last night that in an internal note, Instagram’s VP for product, Vishal Shah said that as a priority, the company wants to make the platform safer for teens an...
Tags: Startups, Facebook, Instagram, Eu, BuzzFeed News, Vishal Shah, Plugged


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


12 Resources and Communities Entrepreneurs Should Follow for Industry Insight and Tips

Staying tuned in to the pulse of your industry is key to becoming a successful entrepreneur. Public groups, online forums and the like are among the most valuable resources for gathering and contributing industry information. But if someone is looking for in-depth insight into their business niche, locating the right groups where this discussion occurs is the first step. To help you find them, 12 members of Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) respond to the following question: “What’s one public-f...
Tags: Facebook, Pinterest, Sales, Startup, Reddit, Digital Marketing, Seth Godin, Vishal Shah, Quora Quora, John Turner, Ismael Wrixen, Chris Christoff, ProBlogger Community Facebook Group, Jared Atchison, Kalin Kassabov, ProBlogger Community Facebook


Instagram introduces its 2MB lite app in India

Instagram is introducing its lite app in India today in test mode on Android. The app is sized under 2MB to cater to phones that have memory and size constraints. Vishal Shah, VP of Instagram made this announcement at the Facebook Fuel for India virtual event. Earlier in May, Facebook killed the earlier version of the Instagram lite app and said that a new iteration is in the works. In September, a new version of Instagram lite came to the fore. However, this is the first time the company’s offi...
Tags: Startups, Instagram, India, Vishal Shah, Plugged, Facebook Fuel for India


5 marketing execs discuss the future of work, how shopping is changing, and why physical stores won't go away

Business Insider Business Insider selected the top people transforming marketing across North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific earlier this year. Five of them — Instagram VP of product Vishal Shah; L'Oréal chief digital officer Lubomira Rochet; Eight Inc. founder Tim Kobe; Vuulr CEO Ian McKee; and Alkemy CEO and founder Duccio Vitali — gathered together for a virtual roundtable. The execs discussed trends in remote work, marketing, design, and more. Because of their work, B...
Tags: Apple, Europe, China, Advertising, Marketing, America, Trends, Nike, Netflix, Asia Pacific, Facebook Messenger, Italy, North America, Black Lives Matter, Darwin, Business Insider


2020 was supposed to be a blockbuster year for media and advertising, but the challenges have only accelerated the industry transformation

Prior to the global pandemic, the ad industry was forecasting a blockbuster 2020 with the Summer Olympics in Tokyo and the US presidential election. Instead, advertisers have slashed spending, which has led to layoffs at ad agencies and media companies. Brands have also accelerated investments in areas that have grown during the past several months, like e-commerce and digital products. Transformers in media and advertising are developing new content breakthroughs for brands like Net...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Spotify, Hollywood, California, Youtube, US, Trends, Brands, Unilever, Netflix, Michelle Obama, Tokyo, Starbucks


Instagram introduces a Reels button on its home screen so you might finally watch some

Right after India banned TikTok in July, Instagram introduced its competing product, Reels, in the country. The concept was the same, but the content simply lacked the fun and whimsy that creators on TikTok captured. Also, one of my biggest annoyances with Reels was that I had to go to the Explore tab and find these short videos amongst other posts. I tried it a couple of times and then gave up. At the launch, I asked why it didn’t have a separate tab for Reels, when short video had become such ...
Tags: Startups, India, Vishal Shah, Tiktok, Plugged


Facebook is bringing a Shop section to its app, while Instagram expands Live Shopping

Facebook is announcing a number of new e-commerce features both within the main Facebook app and on Instagram. The pandemic has forced many businesses to shift online, and Facebook made a big announcement in May around the ability of merchants to create Facebook Shops that are viewable on both Facebook and Instagram. More recently, Instagram launched a redesigned Shop section, where users can browse products from their favorite brands and creators. Now the company is bringing a similar exp...
Tags: Social, Mobile, Facebook, Ecommerce, Apps, Instagram, Tech, United States, Bigcommerce, Shopify, Facebook Shop, Vishal Shah, George Lee, Facebook Marketplace, Instagram Shop, Instagram More


Take a closer look at Instagram Reels, Facebook's TikTok rival launching today in the US (FB)

Instagram Reels, Facebook's competitor to TikTok, launched Wednesday to users in the US. Reels is a new content format for Instagram that allows users to create and share short-form video content to followers in a new dedicated Feed and on the Explore page. The launch of Reels comes as TikTok's future in the US remains uncertain, as the Trump administration weighs a potential ban on the app. Here's everything you need to know about Reels' launch and how it works. Visit Business Insider's homep...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Microsoft, France, China, Germany, India, US, Trends, United States, Brazil, Donald Trump, Shah, Trump, France Germany, Lasso


Facebook's TikTok clone, Instagram Reels, launches today in the US as TikTok's future hangs in the balance (FB)

Instagram Reels, Facebook's TikTok rival, is launching in the US Wednesday. It provides users with another way to share content with their followers — in the form of super-short, spliced-together, soundtrack-based videos. Instagram Reels launched first in Brazil in late 2019, and has since been rolling out to countries like Germany, France, and India. Wednesday's launch will extend Reels' presence to the US, UK, and more than 50 other countries. The launch comes as TikTok's 100 million America...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Microsoft, Congress, China, India, US, Trends, Brazil, Donald Trump, Shah, US UK, France Germany, Facebook Google, Germany France


Instagram Reels launches globally in over 50 countries, including US

Instagram Reels, the company’s significant effort in challenging TikTok on short-form creative content, is launching globally, starting today. The feature is being made available across 50 countries, including the U.S., as TechCrunch had previously reported. The expansion means Reels will now be available in key international markets, such as India, Brazil, France, Germany, the U.K., Japan, Australia, Spain, Mexico, Argentina and several others. The timing is fortuitous, given TikTok’s uncertain...
Tags: Social, Startups, Facebook, Apps, Europe, Video, Instagram, India, US, Brazil, TechCrunch, Trump, Lasso, Vishal Shah, Video Apps, Instagram Stories


Brand Moves for Wednesday July 8

Nineteen weeks ago, when the gravity of the situation became clear, we started daily reporting on how brands were dealing with the COVID-19 crisis. What’s now becoming clear is that the current climate is one of near-perpetual disruption. So we made the decision to keep on telling the stories of inspiring brand leadership and strategy amid the latest crises in an anxious world. Our goal remains the same: to provide an up-to-the-minute source of information, inspiration and insight on brand move...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Asia, Twitter, Europe, UK, Mac, China, India, Advertising, US, Walmart, Brazil, Lebron James, Warner Bros, Times


Instagram Users Everywhere Can Now Pin Comments Atop Posts in Feed

Instagram globally rolled out the ability for users to pin "a few" comments they deem worthy to the top of their posts in feed. Vice president of product Vishal Shah shared the news in a tweet, saying, "By highlighting positive comments, you can better manage the tone of the conversation." Today we're rolling out pinned...
Tags: Advertising, Vishal Shah, Social Pro Daily


Facebook expands Instagram Reels to India

As scores of startups look to cash in on the video content void that ban on TikTok and other Chinese apps has created in India, a big challenger is ready to try its hand. Instagram said on Wednesday it is rolling out Reels — a feature that allows users to create short-form videos (up to 15 seconds long) set to music or other audio — to a “broad” user base in India. The Facebook -owned service first began testing Reels late last year. Video is already a popular way how many Indians engage...
Tags: Google Play Store, Social, Facebook, Apps, Asia, Twitter, Instagram, China, Germany, India, Tech, Times, New Delhi, App Annie, Roposo, Gaana


Facebook expands Instagram Reels to India amid TikTok ban

As scores of startups look to cash in on the video content void that ban on TikTok and other Chinese apps has created in India, a big challenger is ready to try its hand. Instagram said on Wednesday it is rolling out Reels — a feature that allows users to create short-form videos (up to 15 seconds long) set to music or other audio — to a “broad” user base in India. The Facebook -owned service first began testing Reels, which has been widely referred as “TikTok clone”, in select markets l...
Tags: Google Play Store, Social, Facebook, Apps, Asia, Instagram, China, Germany, India, Tech, Times, New Delhi, TechCrunch, App Annie, Roposo, Gaana


Meet the 25 power players at Instagram who are deciding the future of the wildly popular Facebook-owned app (FB)

Business Insider has identified the top 25 power players and key executives at Instagram. These are the leaders at the Facebook-owned app responsible for deciding its future, managing its relationships, and executing its vision. Together they're responsible for running one of the most important apps in the world. Keep reading for the full list. Got a tip about Instagram? Contact this reporter at [email protected] or +1 650-636-6268. Anonymity offered. Instagram is the hottest app in ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Yahoo, Washington, Ryan Seacrest, Trends, Linkedin, Cisco, Snapchat, House, Tokyo, Mary Landrieu, Nancy Pelosi, Louisiana


How to Make Social Media Your New Sales Channel

Whether you own a brick-and-mortar store or an e-commerce website (or both), chances are your retail sales have taken a hit these last few months. And while most states have allowed their retail stores to open for business, consumers might be a little wary of shopping in-store. Hopefully, you’ve amped up your e-commerce site and will continue to promote it, but that’s not the only online channel you can turn to. For the past several years there’s been a surge in social shopping or social commerc...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Internet, Marketing, Sales, Social Media, Rothschild, Vishal Shah, Rieva Lesonsky, E-commerce & Social Media, Mobile Marketer, Robert Rothschild


Facebook and Instagram rolls out Shops, turning business profiles into storefronts

Starting today, you’ll be able to browse and buy products directly from a business’ Facebook Page or Instagram profile. Both Facebook and Instagram already supported a degree of ecommerce — for example, Facebook has its and will likely make a bigger push through its Libra cryptocurrency initiative, while Instagram allows users to buy products featured in posts and ads. But the company’s new tools go further, enabling businesses that to create a full-fledged Facebook Shop. After all, the ...
Tags: Social, Facebook, Ecommerce, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Advertising Tech, Tech, Levy, Libra, Shah, Facebook Page, Dan Levy, Facebook Stores, Facebook Shop, Vishal Shah, Facebook Marketplace


Facebook and Instagram roll out Shops, turning business profiles into storefronts

Starting today, you’ll be able to browse and buy products directly from a business’ Facebook Page or Instagram profile. Both Facebook and Instagram already supported a degree of e-commerce — for example, Facebook has its and will likely make a bigger push through its Libra cryptocurrency initiative, while Instagram allows users to buy products featured in posts and ads. But the company’s new tools go further, enabling businesses to create a full-fledged Facebook Shop. After all, the pand...
Tags: Social, Facebook, Ecommerce, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Advertising Tech, Tech, Levy, Libra, Shopify, Shah, Facebook Page, Dan Levy, Facebook Stores, Shopify Facebook, Facebook Shop


Coronavirus: Brand Moves for Monday May 18

According to new survey data from McKinsey & Co, 20% of shoppers have left their primary grocery store in favor of another during the crisis, and 37% of those who’ve made the switch expect to remain loyal to the new retailer after the crisis ends. The main reasons people stopped shopping at their primary grocer were constant problems with keeping the shelves full and better ecommerce offerings elsewhere. Another contributing factor was that consumers opted for a store that was located closer to...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Instagram, Congress, China, Africa, Advertising, US, Chicago, Asia Pacific, Middle East, Alibaba, Bumble, Facetime, Zalora, Giphy


Facebook acquires popular GIF database GIPHY for reported $400 million (FB)

Facebook is acquiring GIPHY, the popular GIF database, both companies confirmed Friday. GIPHY will become part of the Instagram team, and the database will continue to be operational and usable, Facebook said in its blog post. According to Axios, Facebook paid $400 million for the acquisition. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Facebook has acquired GIPHY, the searchable database for finding and creating GIFs. Facebook announced in a blog post Friday that GIPHY would become p...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Trends, Giphy, Vishal Shah, Instagram Stories, Axios Facebook, Direct Facebook


Facebook buys GIPHY, the popular GIF-hosting platform

Facebook has just bought the popular GIF hosting platform GIPHY. In a blog post, GIPHY said it will be integrated into the Instagram team. While both companies have confirmed the deal, they haven’t disclosed the amount. A report by Axios suggests Facebook bough GIPHY for $400 million. GIPHY’s API is quite popular amongst social networks. Facebook already uses it in its other products such as Messenger and WhatsApp for GIF search. Twitter also uses GIPHY’s services for its GIF search feature. In ...
Tags: Startups, Facebook, Instagram, Giphy, Vishal Shah, Axios, Hard Fork


A culture clash is holding private equity back from using data to do deals — here's how firms can overcome the human roadblock

The biggest challenges facing the widespread adoption of data by private-equity firms are human. There must be collaboration between data scientists and investment professionals, and those in data roles must approach data-sets with one goal upfront, rather than looking for insights in a vast trove of information.  Those were among a handful of key takeaways offered by data professionals at this year's SuperReturn conference in Berlin. Business Insider sat in on a panel discussion of alternativ...
Tags: Google, Berlin, Trends, Blackstone, Google Photos, Sigma, Shah, Cerberus, Granade, Cerberus Capital Management, The Riverside Company, Goldman Sachs MD, Vishal Shah, Afshar, Matthew Granade, Afsheen Afshar


Private equity can't just flip a switch to embrace data analysis. Investing execs explain why humans are the biggest roadblock to wide adoption.

The biggest challenges facing the widespread adoption of data by private-equity firms are human. There must be collaboration between data scientists and investment professionals, and those in data roles must approach data-sets with one goal upfront, rather than looking for insights in a vast trove of information.  Those were among a handful of key takeaways offered by data professionals at this year's SuperReturn conference in Berlin. Business Insider sat in on a panel discussion of alternativ...
Tags: Google, Berlin, Trends, Blackstone, Sigma, Shah, Cerberus, Granade, Cerberus Capital Management, The Riverside Company, Goldman Sachs MD, Vishal Shah, Afshar, Matthew Granade, Afsheen Afshar, Pilot Wave Holdings


Private equity can't just flip a switch to embrace data analysis, and investing execs explain why humans are the biggest roadblock to wide adoption

The biggest challenges facing the widespread adoption of data by private-equity firms are human. There must be collaboration between data scientists and investment professionals, and those in data roles must approach data-sets with one goal upfront, rather than looking for insights in a vast trove of information.  Those were among a handful of key takeaways offered by data professionals at this year's SuperReturn conference in Berlin. Business Insider sat in on a panel discussion of alternativ...
Tags: Google, Berlin, Trends, WeWork, Blackstone, Sigma, Shah, Cerberus, Granade, Cerberus Capital Management, The Riverside Company, Goldman Sachs MD, Vishal Shah, Afshar, Matthew Granade, Afsheen Afshar


Instagram launches ‘Born on Instagram’ initiative to discover creators across India

Instagram has been adding new features and tools for creators recently like refreshed Explore tab, landscape video on IGTV, Branded Content ads, etc. Similarly today, Facebook-owned Instagram has announced its latest 'Born on Instagram' initiative for the digital creator community and will identify and mentor digital creators in India. Instagram at its inaugural ‘Instagram Experience’ (IGX) announced this new initiative and says that its app is being discovered and adopted by many users who...
Tags: Facebook, Apps, News, Instagram, India, Blogging, Vishal Shah, Born on Instagram, Born on Instagram digital creators, Born on Instagram India, Instagram Born on Instagram, Product Instagram