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Instagram increases shopping-focus to help companies

News you want to use week 17

Screen shots of Instagram's new functions for ordering food and buying gift cards.

Restaurants have been particularly hard hit by the coronavirus pandemic. Instagram is hoping to help these businesses — which have had to shift quickly to only supplying take-out and delivery. Restaurants can add stickers to Instagram photos and stories. Food is one of the most popular subjects on Instagram, so this could help restaurants with a social media presence drum up some business. Plus, customers can re-share the stickers to increase awareness in a time when every order counts.

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