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Instagram removes Facebook activity sharing feature

Instagram update version 5.0.11 has brought with it only one new feature, well more of a change to be precise, one that will mean you are less likely to receive as many updates from the app on Facebook, which is a huge plus for many of you who use Instagram.

The reason for this is because the auto-sharing activity to Facebook has finally been removed, something users have been asking for rather than having to remember to turn the feature off in the settings. This means that the only photos from Instagram that you can share on Facebook are the ones you intend to instead of all of them.

With Instagram finally removing the Facebook activity sharing feature, people can be less worried about an image appearing on Facebook that they did not wish friends to see.

We know there are many Instagram users who loved this feature because it took all the hard work out of sharing, and so some of you will wonder why the feature was removed. However, when you consider the millions of photos being shared from Instagram to Facebook, it doesn’t take long to understand why they removed the feature.

Instagram update removes Facebook sharing

Think of it like this, how many times do you look on your wall and see a ton of notifications from friends and family when new pictures have been added? It does not take long before these begin to take over your wall and start to wonder why you really need to see all these images.

Even though Facebook own Instagram, this could be another sign that the two are going to be more independent, which is a good thing because we would not want Facebook spoiling the experience we have come to enjoy with Instagram.

Written by Peter Chubb

Peter has been writing on Product-Reviews since 2007 and in that time much has changed for him, like his hair having more grey than brown now. He loves gadgets and cars, and gets excited when big events come up, such as CES and the big auto shows.

Contact Peter Chubb: peter@product-reviews.net

He started out working in a factory and dreamed of the day when he could become his own boss; That happened back in 2002 and he has never looked back since. Things have changed so much on the Internet in that time, but he has adapted well.

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