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How do I make my Instagram posts private?

Anybody can view your Instagram posts by default, but you can make your account private so that only people you approve can follow you and see your posted photos and videos. You can't change this setting from a desktop, so you'll have to do it in the app on your iPhone. Launch the app and tap on the profile icon in the bottom right. Then tap on the gear icon to the right of "Edit Profile" and scroll down until you see "Private Account." Toggle it on.

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Instagram adds location and hashtag stories to Explore tab

Instagram Explore location stories

Instagram continues to expand the Explore tab, giving users new ways to find interesting content. According to the Instagram blog, the latest update brings location and hashtag Stories to the section. The change is one of many that Instagram has rolled out over the past five years since the Explore tab first launched.

How do I use Instagram stickers?

With Instagram's latest update you can spruce up your Stories with stickers, including holiday themed sticker packs at the appropriate times of year. Using them is easy, just tap on the new sticker icon and select a sticker. You can send a sticker of your location, time and temperature, an assortment of themed stickers, plus any of your emojis. Pick one, then you can drag it around the screen, rotate it with two fingers and change the size by pinching or expanding. Drag it to the trash at the bottom to delete it.

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How to share photos on Instagram right from your iPhone's Photos app

How to share photos on Instagram directly from iPhone Photos app.

With the recent update to version 8.2, Instagram has finally added a shortcut to the iOS share options, making it quicker and easier to share your photos. Now, instead of taking a photo, opening Instagram and searching through your photos to share it, you can conveniently share it directly from your Photos app. Here's how to do it:

Instagram 8.0 launches with flat redesign

Instagram 8.0 flat redesigned icon

Everyone has an opinion on the new Instagram icon. Version 8.0 has been released to the public, and with it a bevy of comments thanks to its cosmetic changes. After five years, Instagram has also changed up its user interface throughout the app. Users of the latest version will be presented with a flat, black and white interface that the company says "puts the focus on your posts" while keeping features in the familiar places.

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