Instagram finally launches 13+ age checkups

Instagram finally launches 13+ age checkups

Instagram is done playing dumb about users’ ages. After nine years, Instagram is finally embracing more responsibility to protect underage kids from the problems with social media. It will now ask new users to input their birth date and bar users younger than 13 from joining. However,

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Reddit’s monthly active user base grew 30% to reach 430M in 2019

In a year-end retrospective released this morning, Reddit says its user base grew 30% this year to reach 430 million monthly active users, as of the end of October. Its users also contributed 199 million posts, 1.7 billion comments and 32 billion upvotes, the company says. Last

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How to Create Square Videos That Stand Out: 6 Useful Tools

How to Create Square Videos That Stand Out: 6 Useful Tools

Want to make square videos that work on any social platform? Looking for tools to help? In this article, you’ll discover six tools to crop, brand, and optimize square videos to perform better on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn. Why Square Video on Social Media? Brands and businesses

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Instagram still doesn’t age-check kids. That must change.

Instagram still doesn’t age-check kids. That must change.

Instagram dodges child safety laws. By not asking users their age upon signup, it can feign ignorance about how old they are. That way, it can’t be held liable for $40,000 per violation of the Child Online Privacy Protection Act. The law bans online services from collecting

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This browser extension unhides Instagram Likes

This browser extension unhides Instagram Likes

Instagram is hiding Like counts to make people feel better. But what if you’re curious, competitive or just petty? Now you can re-embrace the popularity contest by installing the Socialinsider Chrome extension that reveals Instagram Like and comment counts. “The Return of the Likes” extension overlays the

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Facebook expands its efforts against ad discrimination

Under the terms of a settlement with the ACLU and other civil rights groups earlier this year, Facebook has been taking steps to prevent discriminatory ad targeting. Specifically, the company says ads in the United States that involve housing, employment or credit can no longer be targeted based

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How to Automate Personalized Video Messages via Facebook Ads

How to Automate Personalized Video Messages via Facebook Ads

Want to create a personal video message for each of your ad prospects? Wondering how to streamline the process? In this article, you’ll discover how to deliver personalized video messages to qualified Facebook leads at scale. Why Create Personalized Video Messages? Sometimes it seems the days of

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Facebook updates crisis response tools, adds WhatsApp integration

Facebook is expanding Crisis Response, its disaster-reporting and communications feature that’s been used in 300 crises in more than 80 countries. The company today is announcing several new features, including WhatsApp integration, support for first-hand information sharing and an expansion of its “Data for Good” tools for

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Daily Crunch: Facebook announces photo transfer tool

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Facebook launches a photo portability tool, starting in Ireland Facebook says it will

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