Instagram Kills “Following” Tab
Instagram has gotten rid of its controversial "Following" tab.
Let's be honest, the "Following" tab on Instagram was kind of creepy. If you aren't familiar with it, it was a way for people that follow you to see posts you "liked" without you knowing...or consenting. To be honest, I wasn't even aware of this feature until a friend pointed it out to me. You could click over on your personal "likes" page and it would show you what your friends had been liking, following, etc... Borderline stalking, if we're being transparent.
The tab could previously be found right about here:
I don't think I'm the only one who wasn't aware of this feature until later, and I say that because there were a lot of my friends liking a lot of raunchy stuff. Luckily, I never had to worry about that, but oh boy could I call some people out.
Side note: there's nothing wrong with liking sexy pictures or commenting on them...as long as you're not my fiance. OK. Thanks. Bye.
Anyway. Instagram has since decided to get rid of the following tab, and now we're all just left to wander what our secret freaky friends are up to now. Instagram encourages users to use the "Explore" tab to "find new people and content".
(Eyeroll...we weren't using it for 'finding new people')
If the following tab hasn't disappeared off your app yet, stalk while you can, because it should be off all apps by the end of this week.