Instagram cracks down on app that snoops on private profiles
Instagram is taking action against a stalker-friendly app that makes Like Patrol seem modest. The social network confirmed to Android Police that it was sending a cease and desist request to Ghosty, an Android app built to show you private Instagram profiles without permission. That would be enough of a violation by itself, but the way Ghosty exposes those profiles makes things worse. It pushes you to recruit others before you can see private accounts, and it simply harvests users' data to find the private profiles they follow. You're giving up some of your own privacy (and that of your friends) to intrude on others.
— Instagram (@ instagram ) January 14, 2020. As the company is testing the feature it may not appear for everyone right away with Instagram perhaps taking a gradual rollout approach (CNET staff in New York, San Francisco and Maryland were unable to access the feature at press time).
Instagram is testing its direct message feature for the mobile web and desktop, according to app researcher Jane Manchun Wong. Instagram has said it has “no plans to let users upload photos or stories from the desktop.” Direct messages coming to the web would be a huge step forward for the
After years of limiting direct messages to its mobile apps, Instagram is finally opening up. On Tuesday the Facebook-owned site announced that it is in the process of testing direct messaging from its website, giving those who want to message friends on the platform from a computer a new way to do so.
As the company is testing the feature it may not appear for everyone right away with Instagram perhaps taking a gradual rollout approach (CNET staff in New York, San Francisco and Maryland were unable to access the feature at press time).
Instagram to require birth dates in move to block underage use
Instagram said Wednesday it would require new users to verify they are at least 13 when they join the visually focused, Facebook-owned social network. The move aims to help Instagram comply with a US law and its own policies that require any user to be at least 13. Instagram said Wednesday it would require new users to verify they are at least 13 when they join the visually focused, Facebook-owned social network.
Use Instagram on PC via BlueStacks. What Does Direct Message or DM on Instagram . Although you can use your web browser to use Instagram on your PC, you will not be able to find an option to use the Direct At the search bar, type Instagram and click on the app icon as soon as it shows up.
Now you ’ll be able to enjoy the Instagram ’s DM service on your PC. To check your messages, click on the arrow Since Instagram doesn’t allow users to check their direct messages online on the web , people keep on searching for an accessible way to access DMs on Instagram online on their desktop.
When it does appear, there will be the Instagram Direct paper airplane icon in the upper righthand corner of the website allowing you to read and respond to messages just as you would on the iPhone or Android app.
Facebook's plans to allow Instagram DMs over the web were by noted app leaker .
The move comes as Facebook tries to unify its messaging brands. The social networking giant announced plans to allow for messaging across Facebook Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp without having to switch apps but . The company previously told it had hoped to finish the project in early 2020.
Instagram's Boomerang finally gets collection of editing tools .
Instead of simply looping brief video clips, Instagram has introduced a variety of editing tools for Boomerang that'll add some pizzazz to your content. Try them all out today. pic.twitter.com/wp0A71RefL — Instagram (@instagram) January 10, 2020 SlowMo slows videos down, Echo adds a blurring effect to clips, and Duo quickly rewinds the content to the beginning. The trimming tool lets users chop down a Boomerang's length either from the beginning or the end.