Instagram wants to be your favorite place to shop

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Instagram wants you to shop more.
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Shopping is about to become an even biggest focus on Instagram with a new update coming out today that makes it easier to find what your favorite accounts are peddling.

The photo-sharing app revealed that it is rolling out its Shopping in Stories feature to businesses in 46 countries today, allowing users to tap on an item to quickly learn about it and possibly purchase it through the business’ website.

This is what it will look like:

Instagram tests user tagging feature in videos

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Hopefully it won't be long before it rolls out for all users.
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Instagram is testing a new feature which lets users tag their friends in video posts, instead of simply still photos. The feature is currently being trialled with a small number of users, although hopefully it won’t be too long before it rolls out to everyone.

The feature works in a similar way to tagging photos, only that instead of overlaying tags on top of the content, there is a page titled “People in this Video” that shows everyone in a video.

Learn how to make Instagram into a marketing powerhouse [Deals]

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Learn the many ways that Instagram can serve as your own powerhouse marketing platform.
Learn the many ways that Instagram can serve as your own powerhouse marketing platform.
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Instagram is a great way for you and your friends to find expression through images. With a billion monthly users, it’s also one of the most relevant social media platforms, and so a true marketing powerhouse. You might know just which filters to use, but do you know how to market on Instagram?

Apple faces lawsuit for allegedly suppressing conservative viewpoints

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Five of the biggest tech companies are mentioned in the suit.
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Apple is one of five tech companies — along with Google, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter — targeted in a new lawsuit accusing them of displaying bias against right-wing news outlets.

The lawsuit comes from Larry Klayman, founder of Judicial Watch and Freedom Watch and a former Department of Justice prosecutor. It alleges that the companies are working together to “quash and/or limit advocacy by conservative and pro-Trump public interest groups, advocates and others to further the leftist anti-conservative agendas.”

Instagram now lets users apply to be verified

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Instagram is letting everyone apply for verified badges.
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Getting verified on Instagram just got a little bit easier. The social photo sharing app revealed today that it will now let users apply to get a little blue check by their profile so followers know if you are really a public figure, celebrity or global brand.

Instagram gets more conversational with Question Stickers

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Instagram is beefing up Stories with loads of new features.
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Striking up a conversation on Instagram just became as easy as slapping a sticker on your Story.

Instagram revealed today that it has added a new feature called Question Stickers that gives users a new way to ask and receive questions from followers so you can get more acquainted with each other.