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Instagram Partners with @YLAC India To Promote Well-being

Continuing our commitment to wellbeing around the world, Instagram has partnered with @YLAC India, Young Leaders for Active Citizenship, to create over 50 Counter-Speech fellowships for teens in New Delhi and Mumbai. The Counter-Speech fellowships equip teens to use social media to create awareness around challenges related to mental wellbeing, body positivity, bullying, embracing diversity…

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Celebrating #Pride2018 on Instagram

This year, we’ve seen young leaders step up like never before, raising their voices and organizing around the initiatives and causes that matter most to them. Instagram is a home for diverse youth activism and expression, and to help knit the community closer together, we gathered together five young leaders from the LGBTQ+ community in…

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Introducing Mute: A New Way to Personalize Your Feed

Today we’re introducing mute in feed, a new way to control what posts you see on Instagram. The new feature lets you hide posts in feed from certain accounts, without unfollowing them. With this change, you can make your feed even more personalized to what matters to you. When you mute an account, you can…

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Protecting Our Community from Bullying Comments

Starting today, Instagram will filter bullying comments intended to harass or upset people in the Instagram community. To be clear: we don’t tolerate bullying on Instagram. Our Community Guidelines have always prohibited bullying on our platform, and I’m proud to announce this next step in our ongoing commitment to keeping Instagram an inclusive, supportive place…

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Celebrating Australian Marriage Equality

#KindComments is a movement calling on people everywhere to spread kindness both on and off Instagram. In celebration of the passing of the Australian marriage equality law, we celebrated by highlighting local members of the LGBTQI+ community. Originally inspired by Jimmy Kimmel’s popular segment ‘Mean Tweets’ where celebrities read out negative online comments, #KindComments came…

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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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Introducing Instagram in Arabic, Hebrew and Farsi

Starting today, you can use Instagram in Arabic, Hebrew and Farsi for the very first time. It’s easy to change your language setting. Go to the settings tab on your profile and tap “Languages” to choose Arabic, Hebrew or Farsi. Your app will update to read from right to left. With this update, we hope…

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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…

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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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