Instagram Plans To kill its Snitchy ‘Following’ Tab


Guess what! Instagram is about to ease the pressure that comes with the following tab on the platform

The Facebook-owned Instagram, more than ever is paying more attention to the features on the platform, and while each of them serves a specific purpose, some bares a lot of implications on the respective account owners. The exiting following tab for instance, allows users to see all the photos their friends Like and comment on, along with who they added to their followers.

While it remains a good feature for years, it could also mean a bridge to other users privacy who may not like the fact that there activities are been tracked by let’s say loved ones or perhaps random people. The feature is otherwise tagged as being stalky especially if used for the wrong purpose. Well, for this sake, Instagram is reportedly going to remove the feature this week.

Speaking on why the feature has to go, Instagram Head of Product, Vishal Shah told a source that a lot of users don’t even realize their Likes and comments can be seen in the section and that only a small number of people access it on a regular basis.

In his words, Shah said that; “People didn’t always know that their activity is surfacing. “So you have a case where it’s not serving the use case you built if for, but it’s also causing people to be surprised when their activity is showing up.” He added, while emphasizing on “Simplicity” as the driving factor.

As a replacement, Instagram wants its users to actively make use of the exploring tab instead where they will be able to discover new contents as well as possible accounts of your interest without having to see other people’s activities like before.

Also, this is not the very first time that Facebook is removing a feature on the platform. Recently, the like counts from post was removed, and this particular development is the latest of such.

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