Instagram removes ‘Following’ tab

Stalkers won’t like this!

Instagram has confirmed that it will be removing the Following tab within the Activity Feed.

The Following tab was initially designed to help users explore new content based on their followers’ activities; however, since Explore has taken that spot, Instagram has decided to take the Following tab down as explained below:

“Instagram launched its “Following” tab as an early feature back in 2011, long before its Explore tab debuted. At the time, Following was the best way to discover new content, since it would show you things your friends were liking. But that’s no longer true now that Explore has established itself as the primary means of discovering new stuff on Instagram.”

Instagram states that many users didn’t know that the Following tab existed, so the change should have a minimal impact on the community.

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