Explore This Hidden Instagram DM Game When You’re Feeling Bored

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Instagram has quietly added a secret emoji game that you can access in your DMs. To access the hidden game, all you have to do is open up a DM chat, send an emoji, and then click on it. The game saves your high score, so you can come back to it at any time to try to beat your previous high score. Your high score is saved across your DMs, so you don’t have to go back to the first emoji that you sent when activating the game. An Instagram spokesperson told TechCrunch in an email that the company is always working on new ways to make “Instagram feel more fun,” which is why it rolled out the game.

“Empowerly Secures $15 Million in Funding for Revolutionary College Counseling Solutions”

Empowerly, an edtech startup that specializes in college counseling and career guidance services, raised $15 million in a recent funding round led by Conductive Ventures, the company announced today. “Last year was one of the most competitive college admissions seasons of all time,” co-founder Hanmei Wu tells TechCrunch. Empowerly has a network of over 100 college counselors who focus on areas such as pre-med, engineering, STEM, business, law and humanities, among others. Empowerly touts its proprietary technology – The Empowerly Score – as the main differentiator between its competitors, which include CollegeWise, Solomon Admission Consulting and AcceptU. Additionally, Empowerly joined the Sequoia marketplace in July 2023, providing its services as an employee benefit to working parents.