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Protecting Wildlife and Nature from Exploitation

Starting today, when a person searches for a hashtag associated with harmful behavior to animals or the environment, they will see a content advisory screen. Animal abuse and the sale of endangered animals or their parts are not allowed on Instagram. The protection and safety of the natural world are important to us and our…

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Six Indian Icons Celebrate #KindComments

  This video captures a special moment of love, support, and visibility, through positive reinforcement and the joy of receiving a kind comment on Instagram posts. The Instagram community in India, like our country, is incredibly diverse and is comprised of women and men who represent that diversity through different backgrounds, cultures, genders, abilities and…

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Strengthening Our Commitment to Safety and Kindness for 800 Million

Today, we’re announcing new tools and programs to keep Instagram a safe and positive place for self-expression. Since the beginning, we’ve tried to make Instagram a welcoming place for everyone. Our community has grown to 800 million, with 500 million using it every day. It’s more important than ever to strengthen our commitment to safety…

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Meet the Artists Behind the Kindness Stickers in Instagram Stories

Turn any photo or video into a visual expression of kindness by using the new heart-shape sticker collection. All six stickers were made by artists from our global community. When you see a kindness sticker in someone’s story, tap it to find out who created it. We invite you to meet all the artists who…

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Meet the Artists Behind the #KindComments Murals

Throughout the new few months, we’re continuing our global initiative to turn walls in cities around the world into colorful beacons inspiring #KindComments. All the murals are created by artists from our global community. Visit a wall and take a photo or video in front of the wall to share a #kindcomment and make someone’s…

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#TodayIMet in New Delhi

Every day, the world’s teens come to Instagram to express themselves and share photos and videos of moments from their lives—from the biggest to the everyday—and to connect with communities that share similar passions and interests. #TodayIMet uses the power of imagery to promote conversation and closer connections between people, gain a deeper understanding of…

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Tips for Staying Safe on Instagram

Over the last year, Instagram has released a number of tools and resources to ensure that we remain a safe and welcoming community. From advanced account security to comment tools, we’ve rounded up the top tips and tricks, both on and off Instagram, to keep your account and your community safe. 1: Use two-factor authentication…

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Celebrating Pride 2017 on Instagram

In celebration of Pride 2017, we’re introducing a set of new creative tools for Instagram Stories including pride stickers and a rainbow brush. Pride Stickers and Rainbow Brush Throughout pride month, turn any photo or video into a visual celebration and show of solidarity by using pride stickers in your stories or in the photos…

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Find Your Support Community on Instagram

In May, people come together to highlight the importance of talking about mental health and encourage others to seek support and treatment. Mental illness can affect anyone, and according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, in the United States alone half of all chronic mental illness begins by the age of 14. Every day…

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#KindComments

For Transgender Day of Visibility, we partnered with GLAAD and Jacob Tobia to capture some of the brave stories of people on Instagram and the impact that a compassionate and supportive comment can make.

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