Meta to test ways to make & sell NFTs on Instagram
With the intention of shortly expanding to more nations, Meta is testing the new feature with "a small group of creators in the US". Users can buy digital collectibles of their favourite creators directly from Instagram to support them, the company said in a blogpost.
Instagram fixes outage that tells users their account is suspended
Thousands of Instagram users from all over the world reported issues of the outage, which locked them out and informed many that "we suspended your account". In an apology on Twitter, Instagram said: "We've resolved this bug now -- it was causing people in different parts of the world to have issues accessing their accounts and caused a temporary change for some in the number of followers. Sorry."
Instagram suffers global outage, 2nd in 1 week
"We're aware that some of you are having trouble accessing your Instagram account." We're looking into it and apologize for the inconvenience," the company tweeted. The Instagram policy states that they may disable certain accounts that violate community guidelines, such as illegal, bullying, hate speech, spam, or violating intellectual property rights, according to the report.
Instagram users report problems with logging in
On Downdetector, an online platform that provides users with real-time information about the status of various websites and services, over 900 users in India reported issues in accessing Instagram on Thursday evening.
Subjected to 'deception' by staff member on Meta investigation team: The Wire
In an update posted on its website, the publication said it was currently reviewing its internal editorial processes. "Had we done this before publication rather than after the fact, this would have ensured that the deception to which we were subjected by a member of our Meta investigation team was spotted in time," The Wire said.
Instagram video shared by The Wire set up to manufacture evidence: Meta
In an update, the social network said that the video, which The Wire claims is evidence that their false allegations are true, in fact depicts an externally-created Meta Workplace account "that was deliberately set up with Instagram's name and brand insignia in order to deceive people".
Instagram brings new age verification test to Indian users
If someone attempts to edit their date of birth on Instagram from under the age of 18 to 18, or over, in India, the company will now require them to verify their age using one of two options: upload their ID or record a video selfie. "We're testing this so we can make sure teens and adults are in the right experience for their age group.
Now Twitter locks rapper Kanye West as Elon Musk welcomes him
West surfaced on Twitter for the first time since November 2020, tweeting "Look at this Mark, How you gone kick me off Instagram, You used to be my n***a", along with a blurry image of himself and Meta founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg singing karaoke. "The account in question has been locked due to a violation of Twitter's policies," a Twitter spokesperson told The Verge on Sunday.
Meta rolls out new ad placements, formats on Instagram
Businesses can now place ads in Explore home, the grid people see when they first arrive on the Explore tab. "We are also beginning to test ads in profile feed, which is the feed experience that people can scroll through after visiting another account's profile and tapping on a post," the company said in the blogpost.
LinkedIn India arrives on Instagram to help young professionals
The professional networking platform said that participants are encouraged to post their ideas using Instagram-first content formats such as reels and stories to spark creative conversations around topics that shape their world of work, including flexi-working, work-life balance, purpose-driven values, and social impact responsibilities.