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This news item is part of the weekly top 5 news bulletin (from Week 1, Feb 2023) specially packaged for leaders of Nonprofits, Churches, and Faith-based Social Ventures.

Instagram launches Avatar Profile Photo feature & Quiet Mode

Instagram had a couple of announcements last week. One is about the ability to add your 3D avatar as a profile pic on Instagram. So your current Instagram profile pic, which could be your real-life picture, will also be there. But people can swipe and flip it like flipping a coin. They can flip the profile picture of you on Instagram and they will be able to see the 3D avatar at the back side, at the reverse side, Very interesting to see how 3D avatars are making their way into almost all of Meta’s apps like WhatsApp, etc.The second announcement is about the release of ‘Quiet Mode’ on Instagram which lets you pause notifications. In fact, the announcement says that “you will be able to turn off notifications” and it will also”send an auto-reply when someone sends you a direct message” when you have switched on the Quiet Mode. Could be useful if you want to be more productive.

Here is the full list of the Top 5 News Items from Week 1, February 2023 with source links from TikTok, Instagram, Robinhood, YouTube, Messenger, Web3.

🗞️ News 1: Instagram launches Avatar Profile Photo feature & Quiet Mode 

Source: Instagram | Blog

🗞️ News 2: TikTok’s new settings lets users control DM (Direct Message) experience 

Source: TechCrunch

🗞️ News 3: YouTube releases two new helpful updates related to Policy Violations

Source: YouTube

🗞️ News 4: Meta releases new end-to-end encryption features in Messenger   

Source: Meta

🗞️ News 5: [WEB3] Robinhood starts rolling out its new Wallet to users on waitlist

Source: Robinhood

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