Instagram iOS Update Removes Facebook Automatic Sharing Feature


Instagram automatic sharing

A new Instagram update has been rolled out by Facebook this week which has removed the automatic sharing of activity from the Instagram iOS application directly to Facebook users accounts.

The new Instagram 5.0.11 update is now available to download from the Apple iTunes App Store and once installed requires users to manually share images by selecting and using the share button within the application to share an image.

Facebook has not mentioned any reason for the alteration to the sharing feature within its iOS Instagram application. However it will cut down on then huge amount of updates that were appearing on the Facebook social network.

Instagram now enjoys over 200 million monthly users, many of which would have had the iOS application linked to their Facebook account, generating an untold amount of notifications on a daily basis that would have been cluttering up Facebook users timelines.

Earlier this year Facebook removed messaging from its iOS and Android applications forcing users to use the new Facebook Messenger application instead. At the moment the automatic Instagram sharing feature seems to have only been removed from the iOS Instagram app and the Android Instagram application remains unchanged.

Source: TNW