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Billie Eilish To Priyanka Chopra; Celebs Who Made Headlines On Social Media This Week

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Many Bollywood celebrities made headlines this week with their Instagram posts. From Billie Eilish changing her hair colour to Khloe Kardashian flaunting her ring, netizens reacted to several such posts. Here are the top 10 social media posts of this week that made headlines. 

1. Billie Eilish changing her neon green hair 

Billie Eilish’s neon green hair is quite famous. She recently took to her social media to share a picture where she went all blonde with her hair. Her fans flooded her comment section as they were shaken by her change. In the picture, Billie looked away from the camera and wore a black shirt with a pearl choker. Take a look at Billie Eilish’s Instagram post. 

2. Kristen Bell welcomes a new puppy 

Kristen is already a dog mother with her pet dog Frank. She recently shared a post of welcoming a new puppy at her place. She wrote, “Meet Whiskey! Before he was rescued he got in a fight with a truck and lost (a leg) but who needs four legs anyway” She mentioned that Frank and Whiskey now share her lap. She added that no truck will stop him and welcomed him to her family. 

3. Priyanka Chopra shares a video

Nick Jonas’ This is Heaven was recently released. His wife actor Priyanka Chopra took to her Instagram handle to share a video of her ‘enjoying heaven’. In the video, she is seen enjoying a pizza all by herself. She played Jonas’ song This Is Heaven in the background. Take a look at Priyanka Chopra’s Instagram post here. 

4. Hailey Bieber is an all-foil dress 

Hailey Bieber launched her new Youtube channel and announced the same on her Instagram. Netizens couldn’t stop talking about the same when she shared a picture of herself dressed in an all-foil dressed. She also made a choker out of the silver foil. She shared a video of her BTS while shooting her intro to her Youtube video. 

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5. Khloe Kardashian flaunts an engagement ring 

Khloe shared a picture of herself promoting her clothing brand Good American’s bikini line. In the video, she held a drink in her hand. Netizens noticed her having a huge diamond ring in her left hand. They asked her if she got engaged to Tristan Thompson. Here is the picture of Khloe with her diamond ring. 

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6. Kim Kardashian shows off her dazzling teeth grills

Keeping up with The Kardashian’s star shared a closeup of her teeth grills on her Instagram. She shared that she got new opal birthstone grills made for herself. They were designed by jewellery designer Gabby Elan who also shared a video of Kim. Take a look at Kim’s new teeth grill. 

7. Taylor Swift shares a few pictures from Grammys having a ‘Marvelous time’

Taylor Swift took to her Instagram to shares some BTS pictures from Grammys 2021. In the pictures, she was seen with Aaron Dessner as they posed with their masks on. She also shared a picture with her Folklore collaborators Dessner, Jack Antonoff, Laura Sisk and Jonathan flaunting their Grammys on the red carpet. Take a look at Taylor Swift’s Instagram post here. 

8. Matthew McConaughey launches his Youtube channel 

Actor Matthew McConaughey recently launched his Youtube channel. He shared a video of himself on his Twitter handle informing his fans what he would be posting on his channel. He mentioned that he would rap, share food videos and maybe even share his work on his channel. He asked them to, “subscribe, turn notifications on, and giddy up..”

9. Goldie Hawn shared a cute note for husband Kurt

Goldie Hawn shared an old video of herself along with her husband Kurt Russell from an award function, She wished him on his birthday and wrote, “What a wild ride. No, we never got married but one thing that continues to grow is our love. You’re a wild one, brilliant, lovable, childlike, perfectly maddening, a father supreme and deeply funny!” She mentioned that she cannot imagine her life without him. 

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10. January Jones takes outfit suggestions from her fans

January shared a video of herself dressed in black pants and a brown leather jacket. In the caption, she said that she was out of practice when it came to choosing clothes. She wrote, “Can one wear sweatpants, a leather jacket and no top as an outfit? What if I zipped it up and put shoes on.. is that sufficient?? ” She also asked them if the outfit looks like a date night outfit or something that one could wear on a target run. 

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Instagram has added a few more social features to the platform, with Reels Replies being rolled out. Along with the Replies, anew feature is being tested that shows when two users are active together in the same chat.

Reels has been performing much better than perhaps even Instagram ever anticipated. The TikTok-inspired new video format (which officially claims to have absolutely no relation to the former) had some trouble really finding its footing initially. However, Reels has grown massively and while it may not be a source of the most direct competition to TikTok, it is indeed a worthy alternative.

Reels has grown to the point that it has a massive creator program attached to it, and the video format has even been migrated to Facebook with the goal of generating further user interest there. Naturally, with such a successful virtual goldmine on its hands, Instagram has been hard at work developing new features and interface updates for Reels, integrating it more and more seamlessly into the rest of the social media platform. Features such as Reels Replies are a major part of such attempts at integration.

Reels Visual Replies are essentially just what they sound like: A Reel that is being used to reply to someone. It’s a feature that’s been seen frequently across TikTok as well. Reel Replies essentially take a user’s comments, and reply to them in video format. The comment will then show up within the Reel itself as a text-box, taking up some amount of space, and showing both the user who issued said comment along with the text. The text-box is apparently adjustable, with users having the ability to move it around and change its size depending on where it obstructs one’s Reel the least.

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Overall, it’s a fun addition to the Reels format, even if the credit should be going to TikTok first. At any rate, it’s an example of Instagram really utilizing Reels’ social media capabilities, outside of just serving it up as a form of entertainment.

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Speaking of social media capabilities, a new feature might help alleviate one of the most common frustrations encountered across all such platforms. Isn’t it annoying when you see that a friend’s online, but isn’t replying to your chat? Sure, they’ve probably just put their phone down to run a quick errand, but there’s no way for you to know, right? Well, there sort of is now! Instagram is beta testing a new feature via which if both users are active within a chat, the platform will display that accordingly. It’s a work-around, sure, and one that’s currently being tested for usefulness, but it’s still a very nice, and even fresh, addition to the social media game.

Now, the active status will only appear when you are both active at the same time.#Instagram #instgramnewfeature@MattNavarra @instagram @alex193a pic.twitter.com/2chGZP9hr4

— Yash Joshi  (@MeYashjoshi) December 10, 2021

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5 apps for scheduling Instagram posts on iPhone and Android

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Alright, we get it. You’re an Instagram Nostradamus.

You know exactly what you want to post and when you’re gonna want to post it. Maybe there’s a meme or comment you want to make that you know will be totally relevant for a future moment or event. Or it could be that you’re an influencer and you want to make sure you keep a steady stream of content coming, so you want to schedule posts for times when you know you won’t be active (or won’t have internet access).

You’ll be happy to know there are apps that are specialized for just such situations. So listen up, InstaNostradamuses…Instagrostra…Instadam…Insta…uh…you guys (we’ll workshop it. No we won’t. We’ll probably just abandon that effort completely. You’re welcome) — these are the Instagram-post-scheduling apps for you.

While all of the iPhone apps below are free to download, they all have some in-app purchases.

1. Planoly

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We’ll start with “official partner” of Instagram, itself, Planoly — an Instaplanner that uses a grid to let you plan, schedule, and publish posts (as well as Reels) on Instagram. The app also lets you see post metrics and analytics so you can make sure your post didn’t flop.

Planoly is available for iOS on the Apple App Store and the Google Play store for Android.

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2. Buffer

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Buffer is another Instagram post scheduler that helps you plan your posts and analyze feedback once they’re published. Use a calendar view to drag and drop posts into days/time slots for easy scheduling.

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Buffer is available for iOS on the Apple App Store and the Google Play store for Android.

3. Preview

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Preview offers typical post-scheduling tools and analytics along with a few helpful extras. Get caption ideas, recommendations for hashtags, and more.

Preview is available for iOS on the Apple App Store and the Google Play store for Android.

4. Content Office

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An Instagram post scheduler with a visual boost, Content Office allows users to plan and schedule Instagram posts while learning “marketing and visual guides to grow your brand on Instagram.” Like aesthetics and using visuals to create cohesive themes? Maybe this is the Instaplanner for you.

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Content Office is available for iOS on the Apple App Store.

5. Plann

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You’ll never guess what “Plann” lets you do…

Aside from scheduling posts, get content ideas and recommendations, as well as strategy tips to ensure you’re maximizing your Instagram engagement. Ever wonder when the best time to post something is? Plann can offer you some help with that.

Plann is available for iOS on the Apple App Store and the Google Play store for Android.

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Social networking websites launch features to encourage users to get boosters

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Facebook Instagram and TikTok are launching new features to encourage people to get their coronavirus booster jabs.

From Friday, users will be able to update their profiles with frames or stickers to show that they have had their top-up jab or aim to when they become eligible.

It follows on from people previously being able to show they have had their first and second jabs on certain social networking websites and apps.

TikTok also held a “grab a jab” event in London earlier this year.

I urge everyone who is eligible – don’t delay, get your vaccine or top up jab today to protect yourself and your loved ones

More than 16 million booster vaccines have now been given across the UK.

People who are aged 40 and above and received their second dose of their vaccine at least six months ago are currently eligible to have their booster.

A new campaign advert is also being launched on Friday, which shows how Covid-19 can build up in enclosed spaces and how to prevent that from happening.

Vaccines minister Maggie Throup said:  “Getting your booster is one of the most important things you can do to protect yourself and your family this winter.

“It is fantastic to see some of the biggest household names further back the phenomenal vaccine rollout, allowing their users to proudly display that they have played their part in helping us build a wall of defence across the country.

“I urge everyone who is eligible – don’t delay, get your vaccine or top-up jab today to protect yourself and your loved ones.”

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