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All Facebook and Instagram users in the US can now share NFTs, cross-post between both apps

Meta announced today that all Facebook and Instagram users in the U.S. can now connect their wallets and share their NFTs. All users in the U.S. also have the ability to cross-post the NFTs that they

Apple removed The OG App from the App Store for unauthorized access of Instagram’s services

Update 11:10 AM EST: Apple told TechCrunch that it removed The OG App as it was accessing Instagram’s service in an unauthorized manner, which violated the Meta-owned platform’s terms. The

Instagram permanently disabled Pornhub’s account

After a weeks-long suspension, Pornhub’s account has been permanently removed from Instagram. Instagram told TechCrunch that Pornhub has repeatedly violated community guidelines, prompting the a

A new Instagram test removes shopping tab from the home screen

Meta is making it harder to find the Shop tab on Instagram with its latest test. In the new test, the Shop tab has been removed from the app’s Home Screen and is instead hidden underneath Settin

The OG App promised an ad-free Instagram feed then got pulled from App Store

Instagram is currently a mess and users — including Kim Kardashian — are unhappy about it. The company is trying to cram too many features like Reels, Remixes, an algorithmic feed and NFTs into th

Meta wants you to create more Instagram and Facebook accounts and hop between them easily

Meta is working on making it easier for users to switch between Facebook and Instagram accounts through a new profile switching tool. Anyone using either app will be able to hop between them if they&#

Instagram Stories under 60 seconds are no longer broken up into clips

Instagram is rolling out the ability for users to upload longer uninterrupted Stories, the social network confirmed to TechCrunch on Friday. Now, when you post a Story that’s under 60 seconds in

Instagram restores services after partial outage

If you were having trouble accessing Instagram earlier, it was because the social network was experiencing a partial outage. A spokesperson for the company had told TechCrunch in an email that Instagr

Instagram is developing a nudity filter for direct messages

Instagram is testing a new way to filter out unsolicited nude messages sent over direct messages, confirming reports of the development posted by app researcher Alessandro Paluzzi earlier this week. T

Facebook debuts a Reels API for sharing from third-party apps

Meta is going all in to expand the reach of its short video products. In the latest step to those offerings widely reachable, the company is launching a Facebook Reels API for developers to integrate

Why growth activation matters

Think of activation as getting users to a point where you know for sure that they will stay for a longer period of time. Which metrics separate customers who find value in your product from those who

TikTok just launched a BeReal clone called TikTok Now

TikTok launched a new feature today that is basically just a copy of BeReal, the buzzy French social app that’s been steadily gaining popularity. BeReal invites users to take a front and back ca

Google Photos redesigns its Memories feature with vertical swiping, more video and other creative tools

As consumer social apps shift their focus to video for social expression and adopt more creative tools, like those for collage-making, Google Photos’ often more utilitarian app will now do the s

Instagram is internally testing a new monetization feature for creators called ‘Gifts’

Instagram is internally testing a tipping feature that would give creators a new way to make money on the social network. The test feature is called “Gifts” and would enable creators to ea

This Week in Apps: Apple’s event brings a ‘Dynamic Island,’ new widgets and iOS 16

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 will begin testing a new repost feature with select users soon

Instagram is gearing up to give users the ability to repost other users’ posts and reels, the social network confirmed to TechCrunch. Although the Meta-owned company hasn’t released the re

Daily Crunch: PSG, Battery Ventures invest $100M in open source password manager Bitwarden 

Hello, friends, and welcome to Daily Crunch, bringing you the most important startup, tech and venture capital news in a single package.

Instagram disabled Pornhub’s account for unknown reasons

Instagram disabled Pornhub’s account on the platform for undisclosed reasons. The NSFW website’s Instagram account had amassed 13.1 million followers and 6,200 posts. It’s not clear

Instagram fined €405M in EU over children’s privacy

A fat fine — of €405 million — is headed Instagram’s way after European Union privacy regulators came to a decision on a long-running complaint related to how the social media plat

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
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