Instagram Reels time limit extended to 90 seconds along with several new features

Creators can also add polls, quizzes and emoji slider stickers on their Reels which were previously only available with Instagram Stories.

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Meta-owned social media platform Instagram has extended the length of its TikTok rival ‘Reels’ from 60 seconds to 90 seconds allowing creators to make a little lengthy video and express themselves in a better way. 

“You will have more time to share more about yourself, film extra behind-the-scenes clips, dig deeper into the nuances of your content, or whatever else you want to do with that extra time,” wrote Instagram in its official blog post. 

Apart from this, the platform has added the ability to directly import their audio to reels so that creators can add commentary or background noise from any other video that is at least 5 seconds long on your camera roll. 

Creators can also add polls, quizzes and emoji slider stickers on their Reels which were previously only available with Instagram Stories to increase engagement with viewers. Templates are another new feature that allows you to create Reels using another one as a template. 

It automatically loads the audio and clip placeholders of the template, making creation of new Reels easier and faster. All new features will be rolled out globally over the next few weeks. 

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Facebook world's no.1 Social networking site buys a Instagram photo app for $1 Billion.

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What Is Instagram?
Instagram where users take pictures with smartphones, edit and retouch them with borders and filters, and then post the images on social networks. Instagram Founded in 2010, it has become the most popular free photo-sharing application on Apple Inc.

Where Instagram, owned by San Francisco-based Burbn Inc., was valued at $500 million after raising about $60 million.

Zuckerberg’s full announcement is show as below and in their Facebook Profile Post:

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FTC investigating Facebook-Instagram deal'

The US Federal Trade Commission has reached out to Google and Twitter in an investigation into Facebook's $1 billion acquisition of photo-sharing service Instagram, a source familiar with the probe told Reuters.

It was not immediately clear what specific information the FTC was looking for, the source said. The Commission automatically initiates a review of any acquisition of significant size.

The acquisition of the top photo-sharing service on the internet is a crucial part of Facebook's strategy to bolster its mobile offerings, at a time when consumers are increasingly accessing the internet through smartphones.

Facebook had said it hopes to complete the deal -- the largest in Facebook's history -- in the second quarter, but some observers think that may be an ambitious target, given the size of the deal and Facebook's status as the world's No.1 internet social network with roughly 900 million users.

The FTC's review of the deal comes as Facebook is preparing to raise as much as $12 billion in a record-breaking initial public offering that could occur as soon as next week.

Some investors have cited Facebook's limited advertising revenue from the mobile versions of its service as a potential concern with regards to the company's long-term growth potential.

Facebook and Twitter declined to comment. Google was not immediately available for comment.

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