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Instagram: Online photo-sharing and social networking service
Instagram is an American photo and video sharing social networking service owned by Facebook, created by Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger and originally launched on iOS in October 2010. The Android version was released in April 2012, followed by a feature-limited desktop interface in November 2012, a Fire OS app in June 2014, and an app for Windows 10 in October 2016. The app allows users to upload media that can be edited with filters and organized by hashtags and geographical tagging. Posts can be shared publicly or with pre-approved followers. Users can browse other users' content by tags and locations and view trending content. Users can like photos and follow other users to add their content to a feed.

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Instagram Launches TikTok Competitor Reels [Video]

Instagram Launches TikTok Competitor Reels

With TikTok’s potential ban in the United States, Instagram is the latest company to hop on the competitor bandwagon.

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Lady Gaga to host radio show for Apple Music [Video]

Lady Gaga to host radio show for Apple Music

Lady Gaga is set to front her own weekly radio show for Apple Music, and she announced on Wednesday via Instagram that she's set to unveil Gaga Radio on Friday.

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Dua Lipa & Miley Cyrus team up for dream duet [Video]

Dua Lipa & Miley Cyrus team up for dream duet

Dua Lipa's dream of recording with Miley Cyrus has become a reality after the pair posted a snap of themselves in the studio together on Instagram.

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Facebook launches TikTok rival inside Instagram [Video]

Facebook launches TikTok rival inside Instagram

Facebook rolled out a new short-form video service called Reels within its popular Instagram app in an apparent attempt to steal some of rival TikTok's teen users. Lisa Bernhard produced this report.

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Courteney Cox And David Arquette Are Returning For A Fifth 'Scream' Movie [Video]

Courteney Cox And David Arquette Are Returning For A Fifth 'Scream' Movie

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Portia de Rossi Stands With Ellen Over Toxic Workplace Allegations

HuffPost reports actor Portia de Rossi has broken her silence on the workplace scandal currently enveloping her wife Ellen DeGeneres. In an Instagram post on Monday, de Rossi wrote, 'I Stand With..

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Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson Gives Update On Netflix Film [Video]

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson Gives Update On Netflix Film

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson gave an update on his Netflix film "Red Notice." CNN reports that his production company will resume shooting the film in a "quarantined bubble" next month. Johnson's team,..

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Tie-dye Is The New Cool Quarantine Craft [Video]

Tie-dye Is The New Cool Quarantine Craft

A colorful fashion trend seen in the '60s and '70s is making a big comeback. Tie-Dying fabric is gaining popularity amid the coronavirus pandemic. With more people spending more time at home, the fun..

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Jonny Williams praises Wilfried Zaha for stand against racism [Video]

Jonny Williams praises Wilfried Zaha for stand against racism

Former Crystal Palace midfielder Jonny Williams is proud of best friendWilfried Zaha for standing up to racism and stepping forward in the fight forequality, especially with it out of character for the..

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Kylie Jenner Debuts Sleek White Manicure [Video]

Kylie Jenner Debuts Sleek White Manicure

Kylie Jenner is Vogue Hong Kong's latest cover girl. The 22-year-old makeup mogul dropped the news this weekend via an announcement post on Instagram that features a photo of the stunning cover and..

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Ashley Benson: Tiny Milkshake Tattoo [Video]

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When it comes to showcasing a permanent love of snacks, Ashley Benson's tattoo collection officially has her covered. After previously debuting a tattoo ode to french fries, the Pretty Little Liars..

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'Girls' Creator On Surviving COVID-19: 'I Was A Complex Machine That Had Been Unplugged' [Video]

'Girls' Creator On Surviving COVID-19: 'I Was A Complex Machine That Had Been Unplugged'

'Girls' star and creator Lena Dunham has shared her story on Instagram of contracting and surviving the novel coronavirus COVID-19. CNN reports Dunham said she was able to avoid going to a hospital..

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B town celebrates Friendship Day [Video]

B town celebrates Friendship Day

As world is dipped in friendship mood on this special day, Bollywood is not behind. Actress Kajol shared a collage on Instagram. Veteran actor Paresh Rawal shared a quirky cartoon of his 'Baabu Bhaiya'..

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Oprah Winfrey Honors Breonna Taylor With Magazine Cover [Video]

Oprah Winfrey Honors Breonna Taylor With Magazine Cover

CNN reports that for the first time in its 20-year history, Oprah will not be on the cover of O, The Oprah Magazine. The media mogul turned over the cover to Breonna Taylor, a Kentucky woman who was..

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Watch: Wishes pour in as Hardik Pandya, Natasha Stankovic welcome baby boy [Video]

Watch: Wishes pour in as Hardik Pandya, Natasha Stankovic welcome baby boy

Cricketer Hardik Pandya and his partner, former Bigg Boss contestant and actor-dancer Natasa Stankovic, welcomed their first child on July 30. The Indian cricketer has been blessed with a baby boy...

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Woman who caked make up on since the age of 10 old bravely bares severe acne on Instagram [Video]

Woman who caked make up on since the age of 10 old bravely bares severe acne on Instagram

Since the age of 10, Miranda Morris has been struggling with severe, painfulcystic acne. But now, with the love and support of her family, she has made anInstagram account documenting her condition..

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Hardik Pandya, Natasha blessed with baby boy, wishes pour in [Video]

Hardik Pandya, Natasha blessed with baby boy, wishes pour in

Cricket fraternity on July 30 congratulated all-rounder Hardik Pandya as he and his fiance Natasha Stankovic have been blessed with a baby boy. Pandya announced the news on Instagram and shared a photo..

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Selena Gomez teases 'exciting things' in Instagram video [Video]

Selena Gomez teases 'exciting things' in Instagram video

Selena Gomez teased her Instagram followers by sharing news of "so many exciting" new projects in a video on Tuesday.

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Cole Sprouse returns to Instagram following 'mental health break' [Video]

Cole Sprouse returns to Instagram following 'mental health break'

Cole Sprouse has returned to Instagram after taking a break from social media for his mental health.

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U.S. lawmakers accuse Big Tech of crushing rivals [Video]

U.S. lawmakers accuse Big Tech of crushing rivals

Google and Facebook took particularly sharp jabs for alleged abuse of their market power from Democrats and Republicans on Wednesday in a much-anticipated congressional hearing that put four of..

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