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Instagram allows you to post to Stories from other apps

Engadget

Today, Instagram announced a new way to share your favorite moments to Stories. You can now post to your Instagram Story directly from a third-party app, so you can easily share what you're doing, what you're enjoying or what you're listening to without having to leave the app you're in. Instagram will automatically pull the image into its camera, at which point you can edit or tweak it. The feature will debut with Spotify and GoPro, with more on the way, and will go live today on Instagram and later on Facebook. It's always nice to be able to seamlessly use a feature that you love like Stories, but the cherry on top here is that you don't have to connect your Instagram account with these third-party apps to use it.


Instagram Testing A Redesigned Explore Page With Organized Suggested Content

International Business Times

Instagram is apparently testing a redesign of its "Explore" tab for its mobile app. The redesigned Explore page will not only introduce a revamped look and layout, but it wil also organize content based on topics and hashtags. The redesigned Explore page on Instagram was first discovered by TechPP. An update, which comes with this new Explore page, is currenty being rolled out to some users who are running the latest beta version of the Instagram app. The redesigned page layout organizes and groups photos and videos by topics or categories.


Instagram's redesigned Explore tab is the newest social media time-sucker

Mashable

Instagram is rolling out an entirely redesigned Explore tab. The magnifying glass icon at the bottom of your screen will no longer lead to just a search bar, stories, and media you might like. Now, the Explore tab has a bevy of categories at the top of the screen to help you find the type of content you enjoy most. The app will rely on artificial intelligence to organize the new suggested content. It's currently broken into 13 topics: For You, Sports, Science & Tech, Food, Humor, TV & Movies, Style, DIY, Travel, Nature, Art, Fitness, and Animals.


Snapchat's new Map Explore feature shows what friend's are up to

Daily Mail - Science & tech

Snapchat's new Map Explore might give you a case of FOMO. The tech firm on Thursday introduced a new feature to Snap Maps that lets you easily discover what your friends are up to. Instead of having to scroll through Snap Maps to see where your friends are, Snapchat will start giving you updates that you can swipe through. Snapchat on Wednesday rolled out Map Explore, a new feature that lets users easily stay up to date with their friends' activity on Snap Maps Snap said the feature should be rolling out to users globally in the next few weeks. Map Explore also gives users updates for other'moments' like breaking news, events and trends.


Instagram update sees personalized video feeds in Explore channel

Daily Mail - Science & tech

Instagram is revamping its Explore feature to include suggested video channels based on your interests. The update will include'Videos You Might Like' and'Featured' channels from other Instagram users around the world. So far, the new version is only available for users in the US, but the firm says it is working to expand the update worldwide. Instagram is revamping its Explore feature to include suggested video channels based on your interests. The update will include'Videos You Might Like' and'Featured' channels from other Instagram users around the world.