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Seven reasons not to trust Facebook to play cupid – TechCrunch

Seven reasons not to trust Facebook to play cupid – TechCrunch This week Facebook has launched a major new product play, slotting an algorithmic dating service inside its walled garden as if that’s perfectly normal behavior for an ageing social network. Insert your [dad dancing GIF of choice] right here. …

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Instagram denies it’s building Regramming. Here’s why it’d be a disaster – TechCrunch

Instagram denies it’s building Regramming. Here’s why it’d be a disaster – TechCrunch Instagram tells me Regramming, or the ability to instantly repost someone else’s feed post to your followers like a retweet, is “not happening”, not being built, and not being tested. And that’s good news for all Instagrammers. …

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Instagram now lets you send Giphy GIFs in Direct

Instagram now lets you send Giphy GIFs in Direct Giphy and Instagram today announced they’d be teaming up again to let users insert GIFs into their Instagram Direct messages. Now you can spam your friends with reaction gifs instead of actually formulating your own thoughts — the natural endpoint for …

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Instagram may divide hashtags from captions to end overhashing – TechCrunch

Instagram may divide hashtags from captions to end overhashing – TechCrunch Geofenced sharing, Quiz stickers, Stories Highlight stickers, and a separate interface for adding hashtags to posts are amongst a slew of new features Instagram has prototyped or is now testing. The last one could finally #cure #the #hashtag #madness …

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New Instagram feature could make captions #hashtag-free

New Instagram feature could make captions #hashtag-free One of the most annoying things about Instagram is to see hundreds of hashtags stuffed into photo captions. Thankfully, it looks like Instagram is working on a better way to present them. In a tweet, app researcher Jane Manchun Wong noted that the company …

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Circle wants more women to invest in cryptocurrency – TechCrunch

Circle wants more women to invest in cryptocurrency – TechCrunch The earliest adopters of Bitcoin — the libertarian anarchist “cypherpunk” crowd — were mostly men. Today, roughly a decade after Satoshi Nakamoto’s famed white paper was released, the majority of cryptocurrency holders are still men. This poses a problem for the …

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Instagram is testing geo-restriction for stories and posts

Instagram is testing geo-restriction for stories and posts Instagram is testing a geofencing feature for stories and posts. This will allow the creators to post their content to selected countries, instead of being universally available. App researcher Jane Manchun Wong pointed out on Twitter that while creating posts, users will be …

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