Instagram’s latest feature lets you change your mind about deleting a post


Instagram is making it easier to bring back deleted posts. The company is rolling out a “recently deleted” feature in the app that’ll allow you to review the content you’ve deleted, including photos, videos, reels, IGTV videos, and stories, and restore them. Instagram is positioning this feature as helpful against hacks, particularly if hackers gain control of an account and start deleting content. The users will need to confirm they’re the account owner through either text or email in order to permanently delete or restore content. Deleted items will stay in the folder for 30 days, and if not touched, they will automatically delete after that point. Deleted stories are the exception, however: they will only stay in the recently deleted section for 24 hours before they’re permanently removed. The app already offers an archive, or a way to keep posts without them being publicly available, and with this feature, it’s allowing people to keep their posts as an option, even if they want to initially delete them. Instagram benefits from having more content, and thereby more data, on users.

Google shuts down its in-house Stadia game development studios

Google is shutting down its internal Stadia game development division, the company announced recently, as it refocuses Stadia to be a home for streaming games from existing developers instead of developing its own games for the service. As part of that change, the company is shutting down both its Los Angeles and Montreal game studios, both of which existed under the Stadia Games and Entertainment banner. Google says that “most of the SG&E [Stadia Games and Entertainment] team will be moving on to new roles,” but Jade Raymond – the Ubisoft and EA industry veteran that led the Stadia studio teams – will be departing the company entirely. Stadia itself, alongside the $9.99 Stadia Pro subscription service, will continue to exist going forward, and Google may continue trying to secure exclusive (or timed-exclusive) third-party titles to offer through its subscription. Any “near-planned” games will still be released on Stadia, too. But the shuttering of Stadia’s in-house studios marks a serious blow to Google’s gaming ambitions.