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How to report abusive comments on Instagram

No one should be made to feel unsafe, harassed, targeted, abused, or harmed online or off. When it's happening on social media apps, it's up to the platform itself to effectively tackle this. But are they really getting there fast enough?Like most social platforms, hate speech and abusive comments plague some Instagram users — we saw this en masse when...

Automate content creation with this social media management subscription

TL;DR: A one-year subscription to HelloWoofy Social Media Management is on sale for £35.68 as of July 23, saving you 91% on list price.A lot goes into running a successful social media account. You have to post at the right time of day, write engaging captions, keep track of analytics, and monitor what's working — and what's not. Pre-scheduling a couple...

News websites accidentally host hardcore porn, thanks to old Vidme links

The internet is generally a sordid latrine of unsolicited penis and debauchery, but it has outdone itself yet again. On Thursday, several respectable websites discovered that some videos embedded in old articles had turned against them, displaying hardcore pornography where innocuous clips once stood. Affected publications included The Washington Post,...

How to create a Group Session on Spotify

If you want to listen to a new album or podcast with all your long-distance besties, and you don't want to just hold your phone up to your speakers, try creating a Group Session on Spotify. Last year Spotify unveiled Group Sessions for Spotify Premium users. Group Sessions allow Premium users to listen to music or podcasts simultaneously with up to...

How to disable Instagram's new sensitive content controls

Instagram recently rolled out an update that automatically limits the sensitive content that comes up on your Explore feed. Read on to learn how to turn off the sensitive content control that could limit the type of content you see in the app. This week Instagram quietly introduced sensitive content control, which automatically limits the amount of...

Facebook Messenger makes it easier to find perfect emoji reaction

Emoji masters, rejoice: Facebook Messenger is making it a bit easier to find the best emoji reaction for every conversation. On Thursday, the company announced new features for Messenger, including a search bar that will show up in the reaction picker. If you know exactly which emoji you're searching for, the search bar will surely be a better way to...

How to make a private playlist on Spotify

In a recent update, Spotify removed the option to make a playlist private on the desktop version of Spotify. If you're anything like us, you immediately noticed and then your group chat went crazy over this new information. Remain calm though because you can still make a playlist private in the Spotify mobile app, so no one needs to know what you actually...

Clubhouse is finally open to everyone

Clubhouse is no longer exclusive.The app has ditched its invite-only policy to grant everyone access to its audio chat rooms. Now anyone can host an audio panel about business strategies for sustainable wealth growth.The update was announced during Clubhouse's Town Hall on Wednesday. Previously, those who wanted to enter the Clubhouse had to be invited...

Finally, now you can pay for Tumblr posts with Tumblr Post+

TikTok, YouTube, Instagram, and Facebook have all created pathways for popular users to make money off their work on the platform. Now, everyone's favorite social media platform in 2021, Tumblr, is doing it too.On Wednesday, Tumblr announced that it is launching Tumblr Post+, a subscription service that allows creators to charge users for some exclusive...

How to put photo collages in your Instagram Stories

If you're confused about how your friends are posting photo collages in their Instagram Stories, you're not alone. Instagram added its Layout feature to Stories in late 2019, which allows you to post a grid of your photos in a Story. Previously, you could only make a collage of photos with the Sticker hack, which is tricky and counterintuitive. While...

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