Instagram to Put Pix from People You Don't Follow In Your Feed
Instagram has turned on a new Recommended for You tool that will automatically insert photos from other accounts into your feed. "These posts are suggested based on posts liked by accounts you follow," according to Instagram. It has been testing the feature since earlier this month. Instagram says users can temporarily hide Recommended for You posts if they wish, though it doesn't specify for how long. As always, users can report photos that are offensive or violate Instagram's terms of service. Instagram insists the feature is meant to improve the experience by serving up more photos people may like but might otherwise miss. The change is coming to the Instagram Android and iOS mobile apps through an update this week.
Instagram Has a New Filter for Posts: Spam
Jun 29, 2017
Instagram today introduced two tools it hopes will help reduce toxic and spammy comments on users' posts. First, Instagram is adding a filter to block offensive comments that might be made on posts and videos.
Microsoft's Pix Camera App for iOS Can Now Capture Mega-Panoramas
Dec 20, 2017
Microsoft today updated its Pix camera application or iOS devices and added several new and fun tools. First up is a function called Photosynth, which lets iPhone owners create much wider and taller panorama photos.
Instagram Lets You Mute Your Friends
May 22, 2018
Instagram today rolled out a new tool called mute, what is describes as a new way for people to control what they see in their Instagram feed. "The new feature lets you hide posts in [your] feed from certain accounts, without unfollowing them.
Instagram Adds Filter to Comments
Sep 12, 2016
Instagram users can now filter out offensive words in comments. The company is rolling out a new tool that allows users to list words they find offensive.
Facebook Makes Sweeping Changes to Data Collection Policies as It Admits Cambridge Analytica Breach Impacted 87M
Apr 4, 2018
Facebook today made significant changes to its platform as it continues to deal with the fallout from the Cambridge Analytica breach. To start, the company now believes Cambridge Analytica was given improper access to the data of as many as 87 million people, mostly U.S.