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Instagram Removes IGTV Button From Home Screen

Published on 01/20/2020 @ 9 AM EST

Due to a lack of user engagement, Instagram is dropping the IGTV button from the home screen of its app. Whoever wants to access IGTV content can still do so by tapping the IGTV tab inside Instagram Explore (the same screen as the search function).

Facebook Will Send Notifications for Third-Party Logins

Published on 01/15/2020 @ 5 AM EST

The new feature called “Login Notifications", launched by Facebook today alerts a user (via the Facebook app and user’s associated email) when they use Facebook Login to interact with 3rd party apps. The purpose is to help users have more control over their information.

Instagram’s Boomerang Gets Editing and Effect Tools

Published on 01/13/2020 @ 9 AM EST

Instagram's popular editing feature Boomerang got a host of new tools to explore. These include SlowMo, Echo, and Duo along with the long-due Trimming feature.

Facebook Messenger Sign-Up Requires a Facebook Account Now

Published on 12/27/2019 @ 7 AM EST

While new users using the Messenger or Messenger Lite app could opt to use their phone number in lieu of an account, Facebook has now made it compulsory to have a Facebook account for using Messenger. This change might just be another step Facebook has taken before the said unification of all its message-based services, such as Watsapp and Instagram.

Twitter launches popular retweets account

Published on 12/06/2019 @ 8 AM EST

Called @TwitterRetweets, the account's sole purpose is to retweet some of the most popular tweets on the platform. In an effort to highlight the more positive sides of Twitter, the brand also launched its own Instagram in September to share screenshots of popular tweets.

Facebook allegedly blocked 100 personal accounts

Published on 12/01/2019 @ 2 AM EST

NSOGroup filed a lawsuit this week by asserting that the social media company blocked 100 Facebook and Instagram accounts. The plaintiff is a security company based in Israel, and it states that this happened on October 29. The people who were blocked were employees of NSOGroup and their family members.