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TikTok Reacts to Instagram's New Reels Feature, Which Looks Very Similar

Instagram just introduced a brand new feature called Reels and it immediately has drawn comparison to the social media app TikTok.

Reels is a “new way to create and discover short, entertaining videos on Instagram” and it just rolled out in more than 50 countries around the world.

The example videos that are shown in the highlight reel for Reels look eerily similar to a lot of the videos that you would see on TikTok.

So, what does TikTok have to say about this all?

“well… this looks familiar 🤔 😉,” the TikTok account on Twitter wrote while quote tweeting Instagram’s announcement of the feature.

Find out which celebrity was the first one to use the feature. At one point, she was the most followed celebrity on the app!

Instagram Introduces Reels - Selena Gomez Is One of the First to Use the Feature!

Instagram introduced a new feature!

The photo and video sharing social media platform announced the introduction on Reels on Wednesday (July 5).

Here’s a description, via Instagram: “Reels invites you to create fun videos to share with your friends or anyone on Instagram. Record and edit 15-second multi-clip videos with audio, effects, and new creative tools. You can share reels with your followers on Feed, and, if you have a public account, make them available to the wider Instagram community through a new space in Explore. Reels in Explore offers anyone the chance to become a creator on Instagram and reach new audiences on a global stage.”

To use it, select Reels at the bottom of the Instagram camera. You’ll see a variety of creative editing tools on the left side of your screen to help create your reel, including: Audio, AR Effects, Timer and Countdown, Align and Speed.

Reels can be recorded in a series of clips (one at a time), all at once, or using video uploads from your gallery. Record the first clip by pressing and holding the capture button. You’ll see a progress indicator at the top of the screen as you record. Stop recording to end each clip.

Of everyone trying out and getting used to the new feature, Selena Gomez is among the first!

Check out Selena‘s Reel…

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Britney Spears Has a Message for Anyone Who Doesn't Like Her Instagram Posts

Britney Spears is clapping back at anyone who is throwing negativity her way because of the things she posts to Instagram.

The 38-year-old singer uses her social media page as a place to show off her personality and she often posts dance videos, clips of her doing fashion shows at home, inspirational quotes, and lots of cute photos.

On Friday (July 10), Britney took to her Instagram and shared this Bible quote: “Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong.”

Britney captioned the graphic with this message: “I get how some people might not like my posts or even understand them, but this is Me being happy ….. this is Me being authentic and as real as it gets !!!!! I want to inspire people to do the same and just be themselves without pleasing others ….. that’s the key to happiness 🌸🌸🌸🌸 !!!!!!”

Watch one of the latest dance videos that Britney has posted!

Most Followed Celebrities on Instagram Revealed After Number 1 Reaches 225 Million Followers!

The number one most followed celeb on Instagram just hit a huge milestone of 225 million total followers!

Because of this, we’re taking a look at which celebrities have the biggest following on Instagram.

One interesting fact is that it appears as if Selena Gomez – who was once the most followed female celeb on the social media platform – has dropped not one, but THREE spots on this list since the beginning of the year. One female singer, one female reality star, and one male actor both surpassed Selena in the follower count since February of 2019.

The data in this post is all accurate as of the time of this posting, but due to constantly changing Instagram follower count, things may vary slightly over time.

Click through the slideshow to see which celebrity is the most-followed on Instagram in 2019…

Instagram Investigating If Platform Suppresses Black Voices

A blog post on Instagram has been published to address if the platform is suppressing black voices.

Adam Mosseri, Head of Instagram, posted that he is “hearing concern about whether we suppress Black voices and whether our products and policies treat everyone equally. The irony that we’re a platform that stands for elevating Black voices, but at the same time Black people are often harassed, afraid of being ‘shadowbanned’, and disagree with many content takedowns, is not lost on me. This is a moment when people around the world are rightfully demanding actions over words, and we owe the same to our community.”

Adam added that the platform plans to take “a harder look at how our product impacts communities differently.” Specifically, they are going to look into harassment, account verification to “ensure it’s as inclusive as possible,” distribution (which is “how content is filtered on Explore and Hashtag pages to understand where there may be vulnerability to bias”), and algorithmic bias.

He concluded with, “Our goal is that Instagram is a place where everyone feels safe, supported, and free to express themselves, and I’m hoping this work will get us closer to that goal.”

Instagram is always adding new features, and a few months ago, took a stance on bullying on the app.

Chris Evans Joins Instagram - See His First Post!

Chris Evans is on Instagram!

The 38-year-old Avengers actor joined the social media platform as of Friday (May 1).

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Chris Evans

For his first post on his official account, he simply posted a caption-free picture of a tree, prompting a lot of panicked responses from his fans, as well as emotional welcome messages to Instagram.

Chris is not currently following anyone, and he’s used a selfie as his profile picture. His description simply reads: “Chris Evans Official Instagram.”

To follow Chris on Instagram, click here. We’re looking forward to seeing what he posts next!

This star recently joked that he’s tired of carrying Chris‘s career on his shoulders.

UPDATE: Chris deleted the first post and uploaded this post below about the All-In Challenge.

Instagram Introduces Memorialized Accounts for Those We've Lost

Instagram is introducing a new feature to remember those who have died.

Fans on social media have begun to notice that some of their favorite stars we’ve lost recently, including Cameron Boyce and Jonghyun, have switched over to “Remembering” accounts on the social media service.

“We apologize and want to send our condolences for your loss. Memorialized accounts are a place to remember someone’s life after they’ve passed away,” Instagram explained.

The features of a memorialized account include: “No one can log into a memorialized account. The word Remembering will be shown next to the person’s name on their profile. Posts the deceased person shared, including photos and videos, stay on Instagram and are visible to the audience they were shared with. Memorialized accounts don’t appear in certain places on Instagram, like Explore.”

The account will no longer be able to change photos or videos added by the person to their profile, comments on posts, privacy settings and the current profile photo, followers or people the person follows. If you’d like to make the request, here is how to memorialize an account on Instagram.

We are thinking of all the stars we’ve lost already in 2020.

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