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Insta’s newest features to boost user experience and prevent future chaos

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Heading to twitter to discover that Instagram is having an outage is a thing of the past thanks to a new Insta feature.

The newest feature coming to your Insta feed

Whether it’s FOMO or your company’s lifeline depends on it, there’s nothing more stressful than when Instagram has an outage right before you get into your favourite Reel.

Not to mention the utter chaos users experienced when both Instagram and Facebook went down twice last week.

That’s why, in an attempt to avoid recurring meltdowns, Facebook Inc is testing a new feature to notify users of outages or technical issues directly on the app.

“We’re committed to sharing more information about the nuts and bolts of Instagram, and we recently published posts on how our algorithms work and how Search works,” Instagram says.

“Today we’re announcing two new features to help give people more information about Instagram outages and their account status, directly in the app.”

The testing will occur over a few months, running only in the United States.

The new feature will notify users in their Activity Feed about when an outage has occurred and when it’s resolved.

However, only major outages will be detected or when Instagram sees its users looking for answers.

“Just like any experiment, this may be something we roll out more widely, but we want to start small and learn.”

“And if it makes sense to, we’ll expand to more people.”

Changes to “support request”

In addition to this new feature, Instagram is making changes to its “support request” feature.

In a new tool dubbed “account status”, users will have access to information regarding their content distribution and whether they’re at risk of having their account disabled.

If users believe they have been wrongly reported, they’ll be able to request a review directly from the feature.

The account status tool is expected to make its debut within the coming months.

Instagram will continue to update their users on the progress of both features, with an announcement on the results of their outage notification tool and account status feature to come in the next few months.

Written by Rebecca Borg

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Can big tech be trusted to use AI ethically?

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Big tech giants like Google, Microsoft, and IBM announced comprehensive plans to enhance AI safety measures – but is that enough to convince the everyday worker?

On this episode of Ahron & Mike Live – Can big tech be trusted with AI? “The Fall Guy” takes a hard hit, Apple’s Top Ten controversy and a robot performs surgery on a piece of corn.

Ticker’s Ahron Young & Mike Loder discuss. #featured

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OpenAI terminates AI risk protection team

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Less than a year after its inception, OpenAI has made the decision to dissolve its team dedicated to researching long-term risks associated with AI.

The team, formed with the intention of studying and mitigating potential risks stemming from advanced AI systems, was a notable part of OpenAI’s broader mission to ensure that AI is developed and used responsibly.

Dr Karen Sutherland from University of the Sunshine Coast #featured

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What are the biggest takeaways from the Second global AI summit?

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Top executives from leading tech companies committed to prioritising safety in the development and deployment of artificial intelligence technologies at the Second Global AI Summit.

During the summit, representatives from major corporations such as Google, Microsoft, and IBM outlined specific measures they will take to ensure that AI systems are developed and deployed responsibly.

Tom Finnigan from Talkingbrands.ai joins to discuss. #featured #trending

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