Networking News

Instagram Stories Adds Geostickers

Continuing to add features that are found in Snapchat, Instagram has introduced geostickers to its Stories feature. Snapchat added the same location-based stickers to its platform in August 2016. For the launch on Stories, geostickers can be used in NYC and Jakarta.

Facebook Adds 'Disputed News' Tag

Continuing its conquest against fake news, Facebook has rolled out its "disputed news" tag. That label will appear on any content that's known to be largely or entirely false, potentially making it harder for fake stores to gain traction on the network.

Instagram Introduces Photo Albums

Instagram has taken a step beyond letting people post single photos and videos. The image-centric social network now comes with support for albums, enabling users to attach up to 10 photos and videos to a single post. The feature appeared in the beta earlier this month.

Facebook Lite App Passes 200M Monthly Users

Over 200 million people are using Facebook Lite each month. Lite is a version of the network's mobile app intended for people with limited data connections. It works better than the regular mobile app in low-bandwidth situations, making it a good option in 2G regions.

Twitter Announces Three Anti-Abuse Updates

Twitter has outlined three changes it's implementing to deal with abuse and harassment on the platform. First, it wants to make bans more effective by doing what it can to prevent people from making new accounts. It'll try to identify people who've been permanently suspended.

Facebook Approaching 2 Billion Users

Facebook's user base continues to expand and is headed towards 2 billion. The company's latest financial report revealed $8.8 billion in revenue for the last quarter. Over 1.23 billion people are using the social network daily, with 1.15 billion accessing from mobile daily.