Karissa Bell, Engadget

Karissa Bell


San Diego, CA, United States

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Recent articles by Karissa:

Instagram makes it easier for its most popular users to make money

Instagram is expanding badges for live streams and commercials in IGTV videos. → Read More

FCC's Ajit Pai wants to 'clarify' the meaning of Section 230

Pai's statement comes after President Trump again called for Section 230 to be revoked → Read More

Google will push Hangouts users to Chat in 2021

Google will push Hangouts users to use Chat instead beginning in 2021. → Read More

Snapchat finally lets users add music to their snaps

The feature makes Snapchat a little more like Instagram and TikTok. → Read More

Facebook and Twitter try to limit ‘NY Post’ story on Joe Biden's son

Facebook and Twitter are both taking steps to slow the spread of a New York Post story that claimed to have obtained emails from the laptop of Joe Biden’s son. → Read More

Google applies its AI tech to reporting with 'Journalist Studio' tools

Journalist Studio is part of Google's $300 million investment in journalism. → Read More

Facebook expands its ban on anti-vaccine ads

Facebook will no longer allow ads that discourage vaccines. → Read More

Google could launch a cheaper Nest Thermostat with gesture controls

Google is reportedly working on a new version of its Nest Thermostat that will come with gesture controls. → Read More

Apple is giving away a few extra months of TV+ to some users

Apple is giving some of its TV+ subscribers a few extra months of its streaming service free of charge. → Read More

Instagram makes Reels audio more like TikTok

Instagram is upgrading the audio features in Reels, and making it a little more like TikTok. → Read More

Facebook will ban political ads after polls close on election night

Facebook is once again tightening its rules as it prepares for a potentially chaotic election. → Read More

A decade in, Instagram is bigger than ever. So are its problems.

When Instagram first launched a decade ago, it was nothing like Facebook. The app, which began as a Foursquare-like check-in network, had one purpose: to make photo sharing easy (and make those pictures prettier in the process). Meanwhile, Facebook was still years away from a decent mobile app, much less one that prioritized photo sharing. → Read More

Instagram marks its 10th anniversary with new anti-bullying features

Instagram is celebrating its tenth anniversary with new anti-bullying features and the return of tis photo map. → Read More

Instagram's built-in shopping cart is coming to IGTV and Reels

Instagram is pushing its in-app shopping into even more parts of its app. → Read More

Twitter is working on a fix for its automated image cropping

Twitter says it will change its automated image cropping feature after users complained that it was biased. → Read More

Facebook bans ads supporting QAnon

Facebook is taking new steps to limit QAnon’s influence on its platform. → Read More

Facebook has removed more than 6,500 militia groups and pages

Facebook has removed more than 6,500 pages and groups associated with “militarized social movements." → Read More

Facebook brings Messenger into Instagram DMs

Facebook will begin incorporating more of Messenger’s features into Instagram’s in-app chat, including the ability to send messages across the two apps. → Read More

TikTok introduces in-app election guide to fight misinformation

TikTok is adding a 2020 election guide to its app for its US users. → Read More

The next generation of wearables will be a privacy minefield

Amazon and Facebook are poised to gain newfound insights into our emotions. The privacy implications would be enormous. → Read More