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  • Instagram now lets anyone make their own AR effects

    Get ready to see a lot of new augmented reality effects in Instagram. The photo-sharing app is now prominently featuring user-generated AR selfie filters in a move that seems like a direct challenge to Snapchat's Lenses.  Instagram has been testing its AR creation software, called Spark AR Studio, for some time, but now it's making it more widely available. And, to mark the occasion, it's showing off users' creations in the app.  You can check them out from the Instagram camera by scrolling all...

    Mashable
  • Facebook owns Instagram and WhatsApp and plans to make that obvious

    The company is rebranding both apps to say they're "from Facebook."

    CNET
  • How to unarchive a post on Instagram, to make posts reappear on your profile after you've hidden them

    It's easy to unarchive a post on Instagram that you've previously hidden.   Instagram's archiving feature allows you to hide posts from your profile without deleting it altogether, and you can unarchive those posts at any time to restore them to your profile.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Instagram is one of the most popular — and most addicting — social media apps out there.  If you have an account, chances are you're all too aware just how tempting it is to post every...

    Business Insider
  • How to make a poll on Instagram, and post it to your Story or share it in a group message

    It's easy to make a poll on Instagram to gather your followers' thoughts on a particular topic.   You can make a poll on Instagram using Stories, or you can share a poll with a specific amount of people in a group message using Instagram Direct. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. If you're on Instagram, chances are you love being able to share photos and videos with your followers through posts.  With Instagram Stories, you can share multimedia you don't want posted permanently...

    Business Insider