After Apple recently release the iOS 14’s beta mode, news is rife that it showcased the green “camera on” indicator for the users while they were reading posts on Instagram even without being involved in any camera-related usage. The control panel ratted out the app behind it. Mind you! The Cupertino-based giant notified the green notification dot on the iOS 14 alerts a user when the device’s camera is being used.
An Instagram spokesperson said in an email to The Verge that the behaviour was a bug and that it’s being fixed. The app’s Create Mode is accessible from the Instagram camera which could set off the camera indicator, and swiping into the app’s Camera from Feed may also trip it up.
“We only access your camera when you tell us to — for example, when you swipe from Feed to Camera. We found and are fixing a bug in iOS 14 Beta that mistakenly indicates that some people are using the camera when they aren’t. We do not access your camera in those instances, and no content is recorded,” the Instagram spokesperson told The Verge.
Instagram asserted that the system sometimes considers that the user has swiped the finger to open the in-app camera. In reality, the user might not have opened the in-app camera. The Facebook-owned photo-sharing app assures to fix this problem in a future update of its iOS app.
“Meanwhile, we’re rolling out a new way to raise money on Instagram for a personal cause, like yourself, your small business, a friend or a cause that’s important to you. You can already raise money for personal causes on Facebook and we’re excited to bring this tool to Instagram. We’ll begin with a small test to create a Personal Fundraiser in the US, UK and Ireland. If you live in a country where you can donate to a fundraiser through our donation sticker, you are also eligible to donate to a Personal Fundraiser,” revealed a blog post.
Since January, people have raised more than $65 million for COVID-19 and racial justice fundraisers globally across Instagram and Facebook. And in the last 30 days, donations on Instagram have doubled in the US. From people raising money to buy medical equipment for Black Lives Matter protesters, rebuilding Black-owned small businesses affected by COVID-19 and funding educational resources related to racial justice, people are eager to mobilize around causes they care about. Now, we’re making it easier to create fundraisers directly on Instagram that benefit such personal causes.
In order to create a Personal Fundraiser on Instagram, tap Edit Profile, Add Fundraiser and then Raise Money. Choose a photo, select a fundraiser category and add details to help tell your story and encourage others to donate. “Then you’ll enter your information for Stripe, our payment processor for donations. And when you’re finished, you’ll tap Send to submit your fundraiser for review. All fundraisers go through a review process to make sure they are for eligible causes. Once approved, you can start raising money. Each fundraiser lasts 30 days, but can be extended as many times as you want. You must be at least 18 years old to create a fundraiser,” as per the blog post.
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