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Instagram finally stops sharing your activity on Facebook

From time to time, you might see activity from your friends on Facebook which shows them the photos that you might have liked on Instagram. This isn’t a big deal if the photos are innocent enough, but if you’re following some dodgy Instagrammers and liking some NSFW photos, then perhaps this is something you might want to keep underwraps, if you’re particularly shy about it. Now this feature can be disabled by going into your Instagram settings, but unfortunately it’s not very obvious. 

Today, the folks at Instagram have done their users a solid by killing off activity sharing to Facebook. Once a way to let your grandma on Facebook know how much of a pervert you were, turns out the handy feature was littering timelines with photos of fetishes and everything else your weird uncle likes on Instagram. Although the changes were announced in the latest 5.0.11 update for iOS, we noticed the the usual prompt asking to share activity to Facebook didn’t appear on the Android version which was recently updated to 5.2.1 on May 11th. Previously, a popup with clever wording would appear just after signing into the app for the first time, asking if you’d like to share your “likes” to Facebook. This new level of privacy is sure to be welcomed from all IG’ers and we found it an interesting move considering it further separates Instagram as a social network all of its own, away from big brother Facebook.

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Scarlett Madison is a mom and a friend. She blogs for a living at Social News Watch but really prefers to read more than write. Find her on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest.

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