14.10 2019 14:48h

Instagram Has Removed the “Following” Activity Tab

And many users are not happy about it
Instagram, Instagram News, Instagram following, Followers

In the newest app update to make social media a healthier environment, Instagram has removed the option for users to check the activity of people they follow.

Long gone are the days where one had the complete freedom to check the activity of their crushes. Users won’t be able to see what posts they’ve liked and what they’re commenting on.

The news was announced the 7th of October on Twitter by Adam Mosseri, Head of Instagram. 

“Today we're removing the 'Following' tab on Instagram, which was created to help people discover new posts and accounts their friends engage with. We're always trying to stay focused and keep Instagram simple, and so we celebrate launches and 'unshipping.”

Instagram users will still be able to do what the ‘Following’ tab meant to. They can still discover new posts and connect with new people but through the Explore page instead.

This way the app users won’t be losing any of the key functions from the ‘Following’ tab while keeping it simple and easy to use.

While the plan to remove this feature sounds functional, many Instagram users were unimpressed and took to Twitter to complain...

On the other hand, some other Instagram users are completely unbothered by this new update.  

What are your thoughts? Let us know in the comments below.

Written by Reem Makari. Photo credit: Shutterstock.


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