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Instagram today announced several updates for its direct messaging feature, including message editing and pinned chats. Direct messages sent on Instagram can now be edited for up to 15 minutes after sending. To edit a message, long press on it and then choose the "Edit" option. Users will see that the content has been edited, and the feature brings Instagram in line with Facebook and with Apple's own iMessage editing feature. Up to three chats will soon be able to pinned to the top of the message inbox, with support for both group messages and one on one conversations. Swipe left or tap and hold on a chat and choose the "pin" option to pin it to the top of…
With Shazam version 17.3, a user can identify music around them or in apps like YouTube while wearing headphones. (via Cult of Mac - Apple news, reviews and how-tos)
Meta has revealed plans to end Instagram users' ability to chat with Facebook accounts later this month, rolling back a feature that it introduced over three years ago. In September 2020, Meta (then Facebook) announced it was merging its Facebook Messenger service with Instagram direct messaging, allowing Instagram users to chat with Facebook users and vice versa using the same platform. The move was supposed to be part of a long-term plan to merge Messenger, Instagram, and WhatsApp chat platforms into one underlying messaging infrastructure. The idea behind the plan was said to be to keep people within the Facebook ecosystem, and off of rival texting apps like Apple's iMessage. However, according to an updated Instagram support page, beginning in…
Popular social network Instagram was today updated with a number of improvements that are designed to give users more ways to edit their content before sharing it. Instagram has added more than 20 new filters that can be used to tweak the look of images, and this is the first time in several years that filters have been updated. Some of the filters add subtle color changes, while others change the look entirely by adding blur and other effects. All of the filters have an intensity slider to tweak the final look. Alongside the new filters, the posting interface has been simplified. It's easier to find specific images from the camera roll thanks to improved previews and the ability to…
When Meta launched Threads in July, one of the complaints users had about the platform was that it was impossible to delete your Threads profile without also deleting your Instagram account. Up until now, the only alternative was to "temporarily" deactivate your Threads profile. This option makes your posts and interactions with others invisible on the platform, but it leaves your posts on Meta's servers unless you go through them and manually delete them one by one. Thankfully, Instagram head Adam Mosseri on Monday posted that the company was finally doing something to resolve the issue – it's in the process of rolling out a way to delete or deactivate a Threads profile separately while leaving the associated Instagram account…
Natasha Dach (Photo via LinkedIn) Natasha Dach, an Apple employee, Apple employee who took to Instagram to condemn “Zionists” for being “murderers and thieves,” has been fired by the company. Natasha Dach, an Apple employee, proudly states her German heritage and know how of Jews: – sneaking in countries – stealing peoples lives – torturing others Horrifying @Apple. pic.twitter.com/fEObPWlu9W — StopAntisemitism (@StopAntisemites) November 2, 2023 Ariel Zilber for The New York Post: ‎ The Post has sought comment from Dach, who has deleted her LinkedIn and Instagram accounts. StopAntisemitism posted an image of Dach on its official X social media feed. Several websites with photos that bear a resemblance to Dach indicate that she is a creative writer and information…
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