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This Week in Apps: Twitter’s edit button, BeReal clones, Trump’s Truth Social gets blocked

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app economy. Global app spending reached $65 billion in th

Instagram now defaults new users under 16 to most restrictive content setting, adds prompts for existing teens

In December, just ahead of Instagram head Adam Mosseri’s testimony before the U.S. Senate over the impacts of its app on teen users, the company announced plans to roll out a series of safety fe

Patreon CEO Jack Conte is fed up with Instagram and Facebook

Before he was the founder and CEO of Patreon, Jack Conte was a musician, mostly posting videos of his songs on YouTube (which he still does). Now, running a company that helps creators earn predictabl

Instagram’s Dual camera feature copies BeReal, but misses the point

We know the drill: Snapchat adds the Stories feature, Instagram nabs it. TikTok gets too popular, Instagram pivots to short-form video. Now, here’s another one for the list. This week, Instagram

If you think Instagram is bad now, you won’t like Zuckerberg’s plans

From meme creators to the Kardashians, Instagram users have been vocal this week that their feeds are too saturated with irrelevant content. As Instagram’s parent company Meta chases TikTok&#821

Meta posts its first-ever quarterly revenue decline

The company formerly known as Facebook isn’t doing so hot. After cutting its overhead, scaling back hiring and weathering a new SEC investigation, it doesn’t come as a surprise that Meta&#

Instagram responds to criticism with shocking revelation that it will ‘continue to support photos’

Instagram head Adam Mosseri posted a video this morning addressing mounting concerns about changes to the app’s feed and its increasing emphasis on video. Even Kim Kardashian and her sister Kyli

Instagram is adding more features to its creator subscriptions test

In an apparent effort to compete with creator subscription services like Patreon, Instagram began an alpha test of a subscriber feature in January. Today, Head of Instagram Adam Mosseri announced an e

Lawmakers ask Facebook and Instagram to explain why they removed abortion posts

In a letter to Head of Instagram Adam Mosseri and Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Senators Amy Klobuchar and Elizabeth Warren expressed alarm that abortion-related content is receiving strange treatment on

Instagram to start testing NFTs with select creators this week

Instagram head Adam Mosseri announced today that the platform is going to start testing NFTs with select creators in the United States this week. Mosseri noted that there will be no fees associated wi

Instagram to improve its ranking system to better highlight original content

Instagram head Adam Mosseri announced today that the company is going to tweak its ranking algorithm to highlight original content more on its platform. Following the announcement, a spokesperson for

Instagram upgrades its DM inbox with music sharing, statuses, polls, silent messages and more

Instagram today is rolling out over a half dozen new messaging features, following promises late last year that its DM (direct message) inbox would get a significant upgrade in 2022. The changes inclu

Instagram launches chronological and ‘favorites’ feeds for all users, but they can’t be the default

Instagram today is making a chronological feed available to all users, as earlier promised, alongside another new feed-filtering option that will allow you to scroll through posts from your favorite a

Mark Zuckerberg says NFTs are coming to Instagram soon

Meta wants you to mint in the metaverse. In a conversation at SXSW, Mark Zuckerberg announced that his company plans to introduce NFTs into Instagram in the “near term.” While the Meta CEO

Instagram is now blocked in Russia

Russia followed through on its threat to block Meta-owned Instagram on Monday, cutting off access to tens of millions of users in the country. Instagram is popular in Russia. It’s Meta’s s

Instagram rolls out a new profile banner to display users’ upcoming live streams

Instagram is introducing a new profile banner that will display a user’s upcoming livestreams, the company announced on Wednesday. Instagram head Adam Mosseri detailed the new feature in a video

Instagram’s chronological feed is back

Instagram is making good on the promise it made last month to bring back the chronological feed. In a tweet Wednesday, Instagram head Adam Mosseri announced that the platform is rolling out some big c

Cheugiest tech moments of 2021

Technology has come a long way in 2021. There are widespread mRNA vaccines! An asteroid-deflecting space mission! A very powerful laptop with a very controversial notch! But it’s unfortunately e

Instagram now lets you embed a miniature version of your profile into a website

Instagram is rolling out a new “Profile Embed” feature that allows users to embed a miniature version of their profile into a website. The new feature will allow users to further integrate

Meta’s Horizon Worlds is available in the US and Canada for 18+ users

The company formerly known as Facebook is taking a step toward its goal to transport us to the metaverse. Now, Horizon Worlds — the Second Life or Minecraft of Meta’s VR apps — is ex
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