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Facebook and Instagram to offer paid subscriptions

Facebook and Instagram to offer paid subscriptions

Facebook and Instagram are launching subscriptions in most of Europe that will remove adverts from the platforms. People using the Meta-owned platforms will be able to pay €9.99 (£8.72) per month for an ad-free experience. It will not be available in the UK. In January, Meta was fined €390m for breaking EU data rules around […]

Ten million join Meta’s Twitter rival, Zuckerberg says

Ten million join Meta's Twitter rival, Zuckerberg says

Ten million users signed up for Meta’s newly launched Threads app in its first seven hours, the company’s chief Mark Zuckerberg says. He pitched the app as a “friendly” rival to Twitter, which was bought by Elon Musk in October. Experts say Threads could attract Twitter users unhappy with recent changes to the platform. Threads […]

Facebook and Instagram to restrict news access in Canada

Facebook and Instagram

Meta has said it will begin to restrict news on its platforms to Canadian consumers after parliament passed a controversial online news bill. The bill forces big platforms to compensate news publishers for content posted on their sites. Meta and Google have both already been testing limiting access to news to some Canadians. In 2021, […]

Meta’s Instagram back up after brief global outage

Meta's Instagram back up after brief global outage

Meta Platform’s Instagram was back up for most users after a global outage, the photo-sharing platform said on Thursday, March 9 adding that an hours-long technical issue has been resolved. “Earlier tonight, a technical issue caused people to have trouble accessing Instagram. We resolved this issue for everyone as quickly as possible,” Instagram said in […]

Donald Trump to be allowed back on to Facebook and Instagram

Donald Trump will be allowed back on to Facebook and Instagram, after Meta announced it would be ending its two-year suspension of his accounts. The ban will end “in the coming weeks”, the social media giant said. In a statement, Nick Clegg, Meta’s president of global affairs, said the public “should be able to hear […]

Instagram to hide likes – Here’s Reactions from celebrities and users

Instagram is about to hide likes from users in the US. Instagram, is owned by Facebook (FB), has already been testing hiding likes in seven other countries, including Canada, Ireland and Australia. It is one of the biggest steps they’ve taken so far because for years now Instagram likes have been a way of measuring […]

Instagram bans ‘cosmetic surgery’ filters

Instagram is removing all augmented reality (AR) filters that depict or promote cosmetic surgery, amid concerns they harm people’s mental health. Effects that make people look like they have had lip injections, fillers or a facelift will be among those banned. Research suggests face-changing filters can make people feel worse about the way they look. […]