Instagram is loved and used by most of the population around the globe. This photo-sharing app became a revelation when it started in October 2010. Since then, it has been taken over the Facebook owner, Mark Zuckerberg.
On Wednesday, Instagram announced that 'the following' tab which was being used as 'stalking tool by the users will be omitted. But how did it became what it is believed to be? The answer is simple. Whenever you add or follow someone on Instagram, you can see their activity through this section. This means that whatever or whoever they like or follow, you will be able to see it. Not only that, you can access their profiles, photos, comments, etc. through this section. This posed a big threat to the privacy of the users. Because of this, Instagram took a step to mend these curbs.
According to the company, the tab will be removed today but it is a whole process will take a week to actually get implemented. Instagram is a fun app to spend time on or for the ones who caught their partners liking other women's photos. It is an even bigger problem when your family get hold of your suspicious content. (Oops moments, I tell you)
The 'Following' tab’s removal is less controversial and if we examine this feature, it was to browse people's connections' activity and to explore Instagram which presented content in a more sophisticated format.
Instagram’s head of product, Vishal Shah spoke about it and said that the users who frequently use this tab will probably feel the change and others might miss it.
This is a crushing blow for the stalkers around and those who believe in keeping a watchful eye on their partner's activities. Apart from this, you can also relax now since your family won't be able to see what you liked, follow or commented on.
Though the tab wasn't used by people regularly but it will surely make a difference in terms of privacy and security one would feel with the omission of the 'Following' tab. Do let us know what do you think about the security concerns you have from Instagram, Facebook or other Social media apps which you regularly use.
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