May 16, 2014
Instagram users will no longer have their activity automatically shared to Facebook. With the change, users will now only be able to share images to the social network using Instagram's in-app share button. As noted in the update's release notes:
What’s New in Version 5.0.11 Updated Facebook share settings: Continue sharing your Instagram photos and videos on Facebook. But Instagram likes and activity will no longer be shared on Facebook.Facebook, which owns Instagram, has made a number of changes in recent weeks that affect mobile users. Last week, the social network pulled Facebook Camera and Facebook Poke from the App Store. Earlier, Facebook unveiled a significant update to its Paper app. At the end of March, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that Instagram has 200 million active users. As Joe White noted at the time:
These are impressive figures: Instagram, the photo sharing social network, has added 100 million users since Facebook acquired the company back in April 2012. Zuckerberg et al. have helped foster this growth through regularly updating the Instagram iOS app, and as such the service has continued to see record-breaking levels of use year over year.The Instagram app is available to download on the App Store. The Facebook and Paper apps are also available. See also: Facebook Update Allows Users To Create Posts Offline, Facebook Is Testing Out Contextual Content On Its iOS App, and Not All Tech Acquisitions Are Created Equal As A New Infographic Shows.
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