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Daisy Ridley Quits Instagram After Backlash for Anti-Gun Post

Daisy Ridley has deleted her Instagram account.

The 24-year-old Star Wars actress received some backlash from users over an anti-gun violence post she shared earlier in the week.

“Thinking about how lucky I am like……… Serious bit: as I sat in the audience yesterday [Teen Choice Awards] tears were streaming down my face at the tribute to those that have been lost to gun violence,” Daisy wrote (via EW). “I didn’t get a great picture of the incredible group that came onstage but they were so brave. It was a true moment of togetherness. We must ‪#‎stoptheviolence‬.”

Daisy also posted the message on Facebook and has since deleted it as well.

Instagram Launches Stories, CEO Gives Credit to Snapchat

Instagram has announced a brand new feature – Instagram Stories!

The feature works a lot like Snapchat and allows you to share moments to your profile and have them disappear after 24 hours. There will be a bar at the top of your news feed showing you all the stories from people you follow. You are able to send a private comment on a story to your friend, but there are no public comments or likes for stories.

Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom is giving credit to Snapchat for the new feature.

“They deserve all the credit,” Kevin told TechCrunch. “When you are an innovator, that’s awesome. Just like Instagram deserves all the credit for bringing filters to the forefront. This isn’t about who invented something. This is about a format, and how you take it to a network and put your own spin on it. Facebook invented feed, LinkedIn took on feed, Twitter took on feed, Instagram took on feed, and they all feel very different now and they serve very different purposes. But no one looks down at someone for adopting something that is so obviously great for presenting a certain type of information.”

“And I think what you see is that every company looks around and adopts the best of the best formats or state-of-the-art technology. Snapchat adopted face filters that existed elsewhere first, right? And slideshows existed in other places, too. Flipagram was doing it for a while. So I think that’s the interesting part of the Valley. You can’t just recreate another product. But you can say ‘what’s really awesome about a format? And does it apply to our network?’” Kevin added. “Don’t you think that Snapchat’s done a really awesome job? And Facebook’s done a great job. And Instagram’s done a great job. I think all of these companies have done a great job. Some people invent stuff. We’ve invented things.”

See screenshots of the new feature in the gallery!

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Halle Berry Joins Instagram, Goes Topless in First Photo!

Halle Berry is the latest celebrity to join social media and she made accounts on both Instagram and Twitter!

The 49-year-old Oscar-winning actress appears to go topless in the first photo she posted, which shows her backside from the waist up.

“Hi everyone. Welcome! Today is a very exciting day for me… I’m looking forward to sharing our world through images that reflect my emotions and perceptions,” Halle wrote in the photo’s caption. “I am in awe of photography and its ability to capture and reflect this extraordinary world that we live in. I’m excited to share with you my love of nature, the arts, fashion and much more in the hopes that the images will inspire, promote conversation and bring you joy.”

A photo posted by Halle Berry (@halleberry) on

Celebs Share Inaccurate Meme About Instagram Timeline

As you may have heard in the last couple weeks, Instagram will soon be reordering your timeline to present content in order of how it thinks you will find posts interesting, rather than place everything in a chronological order as before.

A meme has started to go viral on the social media app telling users to “turn on notifications” so that they can still see posts that a user puts up.

The meme is inaccurate as all posts will still be there for you to see, they’ll just be in a different order, according to BuzzFeed. If you turn on notifications for every person you follow, you’ll get a push notification to your phone every time someone posts, but it won’t make your timeline change to chronological order. So prepare for your phone to start blowing up with notifications if you follow suit!

Lots of celebs have joined the movement to tell their fans to turn on notifications, including Ellie Goulding, January Jones, Ashley Tisdale, Cameron Dallas, Jaime King, and many more. See their posts below.

Click inside to see what lots of other celebs are saying about Instagram… More Here! »

Kirsten Dunst Joins Instagram - See Her First Post!

Kirsten Dunst is officially on Instagram!

The 33-year-old actress posted her first photo on Friday afternoon (March 18) and her account is already verified with the blue check mark.

“America! Finally joined the gram! Give me my free 🍟,” Kirsten captioned a photo of herself at the SXSW Festival over the weekend.

Kirsten‘s new movie Midnight Special is being released in theaters in limited release this weekend and it will go wide in the coming weeks. Make sure to check it out!

A photo posted by Kirsten Dunst (@kirstendunst) on

Instagram Will Reorder Your Timeline Using an Algorithm

Instagram just announced a big new change that a lot of users might not be happy about. Your timeline is going to be reordered based on an algorithm in the near future.

The company released a blog post announcing the change, which is being made to make sure that users don’t miss content that is important to them. On average, people miss 70 percent of their feeds.

“The order of photos and videos in your feed will be based on the likelihood you’ll be interested in the content, your relationship with the person posting and the timeliness of the post. As we begin, we’re focusing on optimizing the order — all the posts will still be there, just in a different order,” the post read.

“If your favorite musician shares a video from last night’s concert, it will be waiting for you when you wake up, no matter how many accounts you follow or what time zone you live in. And when your best friend posts a photo of her new puppy, you won’t miss it,” Instagram’s reps added. “We’re going to take time to get this right and listen to your feedback along the way. You’ll see this new experience in the coming months.”

WHAT DO YOU THINK of this change to the Instagram timeline?

Instagram's Top 10 Liked Photos of 2015 Revealed!

Instagram has released the list of the most liked photos of 2015 and it features a crop of the biggest young stars today!

Some of the pictures that made it into the top 10 were a Selena Gomez selfie, Kendall Jenner putting her hair into heart shapes, a professional photo of Beyonce and Blue Ivy, Kylie Jenner holding up her diploma, and Taylor Swift getting a piggyback from boyfriend Calvin Harris.

Meanwhile, Taylor had the highest overall increase in followers, going up 73% to where she now has 56.8 million followers on the photo-sharing app.

Click through the slideshow below for the top 10 rankings…

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