Instagram’s Decision To Remove The Following Tab Feature Is Pretty Simple

ICYMI Instagram has removed the “Following Tab” on its social media platform. If you weren’t aware of this feature, it actually allows users to see the activity of the accounts they follow. Before it was taken off the site, the “Following Tab” could be accessed via the Activity Page by tapping the word Following.

What does this mean for Instagram users? 

Basically, you’re now free to like and follow any accounts without stalkers knowing of your recent activity. Reactions from the public were hilarious!

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Instagram has removed the “Following” activity tab and the reactions are hilarious 😂 ⁣ ⁣ What do you guys think about Instagram getting rid of this feature – are you glad, pissed or unbothered? Comment down below!

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There’s a good reason as to why Instagram decided to remove that particular feature 

According to Instagram’s head of product Vishal Shah, the tab was removed for the sake of simplicity, and to cut down on a feature that most people didn’t know existed.

Shah told Buzzfeed News, “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.”

Oh well, not many of us knew or even use the “Following Tab” feature – That is unless you’re using it to check on your boo’s activity if he’s liked some random girl’s photo!

What about you? Are you sad or feeling ‘meh’ about Instagram’s decision to remove the “Following Tab”?