Sunday, October 7, 2018

Instagram Testing Sharing Your Precise Location History With Facebook

And this is why I don't use Instagram. I don't use Twitter (for other reasons). Snapchat...pfft, whatever. I do use Facebook, but I use it for the reasons you are supposed to use it, keep up to date with friends, family and acquaintances. 

Instagram is currently testing a feature that would allow it to share your location data with Facebook, even when you’re not using the app, reports app researcher Jane Manchun Wong (via TechCrunch). The option, which Wong notes is being tested as a setting you have to opt-in to, allows Facebook products to “build and use a history of precise locations” which the company says “helps you explore what’s around you, get more relevant ads and helps improve Facebook.” When activated, the service will report your location “even if you leave the app.”