No More Creeping as Instagram Pulls the Plug on the Following Tab on Its App

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Instagram is bididng goodbye to this controversial feature of its app: the Following Tab. This means users can stop creeping on each other. The Following Tab used to allow users track what the people you follow are doing online.

The Following Tab was here before the Explore Tab and it was introduced in 2011. It was a way to see what posts other people were liking or commenting or people they were following.

The feature now sits at the Activity Feed and Instagram is trimmig the Activity Feed by pulling the plug on it.



Vishal Shah, Instagram Head of Product tells BuzzFeed that they’re cutting the cord as “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.”

“Simplicity was the driving factor,” he adds.

Adam Mosseri who’s the head at Instagram said they’re unshipping.

Users are conflicted.

Instagram had began testing removing the app earlier before and Reddit users complained about it

Starting this week, the company has started removing it from some users and the removal process should be complete within this week.

Thou shalt not be horny on main

No more finding out your signficant other is thirsting on other people’s posts in what is termed as micro-cheating.

After this week, the Activity Feed will just show you you own activity. This will include people who like your post or leave comments plus content suggestions based on the posts you’ve interacted with.

This is how it will compare.

Will Instagram save people’s relationships?

Users are already conflicted. Some want it not to be removed

Honestly, same. This is why I don’t want it to go.

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Others are happy about it

 


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Others are more concerned

Keep up with Instagram updates here.

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