Instagram wants to be the photo app for the whole world, even if you can’t or won’t download it. In pursuit of international growth where networks are slow and data is expensive, Instagram has given its mobile website a massive upgrade that adds core features of the main app, including photo sharing and a lightweight version of the Explore tab.
Facebook gets a lot of flack for just reinforcing your world views in its News Feed echo chamber instead of challenging your opinions. That’s because you choose exactly which friends and Pages to follow, so liberals might skip Fox News or Breitbart while conservatives avoid The Atlantic and Huffington Post. But Facebook’s newest feature could bring a wider range of sources to your News Feeds.
Instagram will soon begin blurring out photos and videos that contain "sensitive" content. If someone reports a post and Instagram's moderation team agrees that it's "sensitive," the image will appear blurred out with a warning on top of it which reads: "This photo contains sensitive content which some people may find offensive or disturbing." You'll have to tap a button before seeing the post.
Facebook will be launching its first officially branded VR social app, the 360-degree video app on the Samsung Gear VR. Though the app isn't a full version of the social Media, it will show 360-degree photos and videos from your feed and timeline, as well as a more general feed of media companies and selected individuals, and anything you've saved from the News Feed on desktop or mobile.