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Teens are using TikTok as a new way to come out to friends and family, and it shows how vital the app is becoming to Gen Z’s LGBTQ community

TikTok has become a popular place among LGBTQ teens, many of whom are not out to friends and family but have found a community online.

Instagram was missing some of its most-loved features when it launched in 2010 — here’s what it looked like back then

Instagram didn't always have features like stories and messages — but it did have likes from the very beginning, and now they're being phased out.
A protester makes a gesture during a protest on June 12, 2019 in Hong Kong, China.

TikTok chief says political content is allowed on the viral video app as long as it’s ‘creative and joyful’

TikTok has caused concern in the US over allegations it censors content at the request of the Chinese government, including political videos.

Apple is rolling out 3 new health studies, and anyone with an iPhone can participate — here’s how to sign up

Apple rolled out a new app called "Research," which allows iPhone users to participate in years-long health studies that track data from their phones.

Instagram is now experimenting with removing ‘likes’ worldwide

Instagram expanded its test of removing likes to the US this week, and now, the experiment is going global.

TikTok is reportedly trying to poach advertisers from Facebook as the rivalry between the companies heats up

An Adweek report reveals that TikTok is trying to attract Facebook advertisers after the two social media platforms have been fighting for months.
Reels will be an additional camera mode inside Instagram Stories.

Instagram is launching a new video tool that’s nearly a copycat of popular video app TikTok

Instagram launched a new viral video feature for users in Brazil that is nearly identical to rival Chinese social video app TikTok.
Depop is an app for buying and selling clothing.

A shopping app that’s popular among teens has started attracting people who send creepy, harassing messages, and the company hasn’t figure...

Teenagers who use Depop to buy and sell clothes are dealing with anonymous users who badger sellers with requests for nude pictures.
A Business Insider reporter was able to recreate the bug, showing a live view from the rear-facing iPhone camera alongside the Facebook newsfeed.

Facebook users are noticing a bug that lets the app access their iPhone’s camera while they’re scrolling through their newsfeed

A real-time view from the iPhone's camera appears in the Facebook app when a user clicks on an ad and then rapidly clicks on a different app element.

Teens are finding sneaky and clever ways to outsmart their parents’ location-tracking apps, and it’s turning into a meme on TikTok

Teens are using tricks like turning off WiFi and cellular data to sneak by their parents, who track their locations using an app called Life360.