Step by step, Instagram is going to remove the integrated photo map within the app
Yesterday, Instagram confirmed to mashable.com that the integrated photo map is going to be removed from user profiles step by step.
Until last, geotags helped Instagram to create a world map for each user profile. On the map, red pins tagged the location where users uploaded their posts. In the last week, the photo-sharing app now started removing this feature step by step.
“Photo map was not widely used, so we´ve decided to remove the feature and focus on other priorities”, the company declared in a statement.
The feature photo map with geotagged locations within posts is going to be removed step by step by the company. Source: Instagram/squarelovin
Instagram started as a location-based check-in app, but since the update of the new feature Instagram Stories the company is striking new paths. Despite the update, geotags for locations are not going to disappear completely. It is still possible to tag the location within an individual post. Instead, you are not able to see the world map with tagged locations while visiting profiles of other users.
Furthermore, a spokesman of the company declared that the update has no impact on Instagram´s API. This function enables companies and developers to analyze locations of public posts.
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