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One of Instagram's most-requested features has been spotted in development

One of Instagram's most-requested features has been spotted in development

Based on some details leaked today, Instagram may be working on one of its most requested features: The ability to make posts from your desktop's browser. The new feature is being tested internally and likely under active development, but there are a handful of images showing what it currently looks like in action.

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You can now list your pronouns on your Instagram profile

You can now list your pronouns on your Instagram profile

Facebook-owned Instagram has picked up a new feature to display your selected pronouns on your account's profile page. The feature lets you enter up to four pronouns and even control who can see them. Pronouns appear right next to your name in gray.

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Here's what will happen if you don't accept WhatsApp's new privacy policy

Here's what will happen if you don't accept WhatsApp's new privacy policy

WhatsApp's has had a few eventful months following the introduction of an updated privacy policy back in January. The Facebook-owned messaging service went into damage control mode soon after receiving criticism and even pushed back the acceptance deadline. It also didn't go over well with the government of India, and more recently, Germany moved to ban the update. WhatsApp is still sticking to its guns and is enforcing its deadline. In case you were wondering, here's what will happen if you don't accept the new terms of service.

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Germany just banned WhatsApp's new privacy policy, and all of the EU might be next

Germany just banned WhatsApp's new privacy policy, and all of the EU might be next

WhatsApp's controversial new privacy policy is slated to go into effect on May 15 worldwide — except for in Germany. The country has been scrutinizing the new WhatsApp privacy policy since mid-April, and a data regulation body finally decided to enforce a ban on the revision using procedures introduced with the European GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation).

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Facebook's new couples app keeps things between you, your partner, and Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook's new couples app keeps things between you, your partner, and Mark Zuckerberg

The New Product Experiments team at Facebook is a way for the company to try out new apps and services without the, um, complication of actually attaching Facebook to them. For example, its latest app is Tuned, a platform designed specifically for couples. Yeah, that's a pass from me.

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Facebook Messenger becomes the third non-Google app to reach 5 billion installs on the Play Store

Facebook Messenger becomes the third non-Google app to reach 5 billion installs on the Play Store

With the popularity of Android, plenty of applications have managed to cross over the one billion installs threshold on the Play Store. It's a lot more selective in the five billion-plus club, which only two non-Google apps have ever succeeded in joining. You can finally bump that count up to three, as Facebook Messenger achieved a new milestone for installs just this week.

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WhatsApp will progressively kill features until users accept new privacy policy

WhatsApp will progressively kill features until users accept new privacy policy

WhatsApp didn't start the year on a very good note as it almost instantly entangled itself in a controversy when it rolled out a new privacy policy. While the company had to push back the initial deadline to May 15, a new report suggests WhatsApp is scrapping the deadline altogether, but not without severe consequences for those who don't agree to the new policy.

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More details emerge about WhatsApp's much-anticipated multi-device support

More details emerge about WhatsApp's much-anticipated multi-device support

Back in July, we reported WhatsApp was working on allowing users to use the same number on multiple phones. Last month, new information revealed it would become easier to transfer your chat history between Android and iOS devices, hinting the feature is getting closer to a global rollout.  A new leak reveals further details on how the new functionality could work.

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WhatsApp wants to catch up to Telegram with sticker suggestions

WhatsApp wants to catch up to Telegram with sticker suggestions

WhatsApp isn't exactly a driving force of innovation in the messenger market, but the developers are always adding smaller tweaks to improve the experience. The company only recently brought back speed controls for voice messages and implemented improvements to its disappearing messages. As WABetaInfo reports, WhatsApp is now looking to make it much easier to add stickers to chats.

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Signal and Facebook embroiled in very public squabble about Instagram ads

Signal and Facebook embroiled in very public squabble about Instagram ads

When there was a public outcry regarding WhatsApp's change of privacy policy, Signal made most of the opportunity to push its privacy-focused messaging service. Now, the company is taking a dig at Facebook's behavior of commodifying troves of data about its users with hilarious Instagram ads. Signal claims the ads were rejected and its ad account was disabled although Facebook denies this and calls it a stunt. Go grab some popcorn.

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