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Here’s where you can find Messenger Rooms in Facebook and Instagram

Here’s where you can find Messenger Rooms in Facebook and Instagram

Facebook has rolled out Messenger Rooms, its answer to the Zooms and Google Meets of the world, in the United States through its Facebook and Instagram apps. The company announced what was really an expansion of its Messenger video call capabilities last week. On Facebook, users will see a band of Rooms at the top...

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Facebook acquires Giphy, plans to fully integrate GIFs into Instagram

Facebook acquires Giphy, plans to fully integrate GIFs into Instagram

Facebook has acquired GIPHY, a social platform centered around GIFs. Axios is reporting from sources that the company paid $400 million in the deal. In announcing the deal, the social media giant said that Instagram alone makes for 25% of GIPHY’s typical traffic with Facebook, WhatsApp, and its other own apps making up another quarter....

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Instagram Lite is dead, all hail full-fat Instagram (Update: Potential relaunch)

Instagram Lite is dead, all hail full-fat Instagram (Update: Potential relaunch)

This story was originally published 2020/05/11 7:23am PDTon May 11, 2020 and last updated 2020/05/12 3:01am PDTMay 12, 2020.  Social media platforms have maintained slimmed-down versions of their apps in the past few years to grab more users from developing markets with low-end hardware. Facebook, however, has decided to shut down Instagram Lite and is...

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Instagram Lite is dead, all hail full-fat Instagram

Instagram Lite is dead, all hail full-fat Instagram

Social media platforms have maintained slimmed-down versions of their apps in the past few years to grab more users from developing markets with low-end hardware. Facebook, however, has decided to shut down Instagram Lite and is now redirecting users to the main app. The company has not said why. A lot of lite apps are...

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Instagram Live broadcasts can now be watched on the web

Instagram Live broadcasts can now be watched on the web

Instagram Live has become one of the largest platforms for personal streaming, but broadcasts were only viewable from the mobile app, which can be a drag for longer streams. Fortunately, Instagram has now added support for watching Live content from the web, so you can watch homebound celebrities from the comfort of a large screen....

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Instagram adds video Co-Watching to help users cope with social isolation

Instagram adds video Co-Watching to help users cope with social isolation

As more of us are stuck inside during the novel coronavirus pandemic, Instagram is rolling out a number of new features. The most interesting among them is the ability to watch videos live with friends during video calls, but the social network is also adding links to coronavirus resources from the World Health Organization, plus...