Facebook announced a bunch of new features for its Instagram app during its annual F8 conference. One of the biggest new features on the photo-sharing app is the ability to let users video chat within the app. Users can now have group video chat on Instagram. Facebook says that video chat on Instagram will be available in the coming weeks. The feature is available from the Direct inbox.
Instagram and its users do benefit from the app's ownership by Facebook, which invests tons in new artificial intelligence technologies. Now that AI could help keep Instagram more tolerable for humans. Today Instagram announced a new set of antii-cyberbullying features. Most importantly, it can now use machine learning to optically scan photos posted to the app to detect bullying and send the post to Instagram's community moderators for review. That means harassers won't be able to just scrawl out threatening or defamatory notes and then post a photo of them to bypass Instagram's text filters for bullying.
"Social Media Roundup" is a weekly roundup of news pertaining to all of your favorite websites and applications used for social networking. Published on Sundays, "Social Media Roundup" will help you stay up-to-date on all the important social media news you need to know. Facebook has confirmed to TechCrunch that it is testing a "Your Time on Facebook" feature in an unreleased version of its app. The "Your Time on Facebook" feature would show users how much time they spend using the service over the last week and the average time spent for the total week. And you will be able to set time limits.
The Cinema also gives cinematographers the rare chance to adjust camera settings after the fact. You can choose the focal point, of course (possible even in the original Lytro cam), but you can also adjust depth of field, dynamic range (up to 16 stops) and shutter speed. In short, you won't have to reshoot just because you weren't quite happy with the output. The master footage also makes it comparatively easy to adapt to different frame rates and video formats, like IMAX and TV broadcasts. Don't plan on using one to produce your fan film any time soon.
Instagram said on Tuesday that it has started using new technology capable of detecting online bullying in photos, a move that highlights efforts from tech companies to use artificial intelligence to moderate their platforms. "While the majority of photos shared on Instagram are positive and bring people joy, occasionally a photo is shared that is unkind or unwelcome," Adam Mosseri, the new head of Instagram, said in a press release. "We are now using machine learning technology to proactively detect bullying in photos and their captions and send them to our Community Operations team to review." Instagram's parent company, Facebook, also introduced its own anti-bullying tools this month. Those features allow users to remove "troll comments" from their feeds, with the options to delete or hide comments in "bulk" and report comments on behalf of the victim.