Soon Instagram will Share Users' Location History with Facebook

In 2012, Facebook acquired Instagram for $1 billion. At that time Instagram was known for its photo filters. Now in no time, Instagram has gained a position, thanks to its stories feature. However, on the other side, Facebook is still suffering from privacy issues and security breaches. Being more prominent Instagram Prototypes is handling your location history.
Instagram is testing some accounts with a feature called “Location History”. This new feature will allow Facebook products i.e; Instagram and Messenger, to build and use a history of precise locations received through Location Services on your device.”
This feature must be switched on for “Find Wi-Fi and Nearby Friends. When this feature will be on, Facebook will periodically add your current precise location to your location history when you leave the app.
If Facebook will add the new location history setting to Instagram, users will be allowed to opt out of Location history sharing.

Here is Facebook’s full explanation of the feature:

Location History is a setting that allows Facebook to build a history of precise locations received through Location Services on your device. When Location History is on, Facebook will periodically add your current precise location to your Location History even if you leave the app. You can turn off Location History at any time in your Location Settings on the app.

When Location History is turned off, Facebook will stop adding new information to your Location History which you can view in your Location Settings. Facebook may still receive your most recent precise location so that you can, for example, post content that’s tagged with your location. Location History helps you explore what’s around you, get more relevant ads, and helps improve Facebook. Location History must be turned on for some location feature to work on Facebook, including Find Wi-Fi and Nearby Friends.”

Facebook keeps on launching new features to make it users stuck hard to the social media giant. Just recently Facebook announced stories has around 300 million daily users. Now Facebook revealed that it’s user’s will now be able to add songs to photos and videos. Now Facebook is testing a redesign of Facebook Nearby Friends feature that features new visuals, which are somewhat similar to Snapchat’s Snap Map.

Fizza Atique

Fizza Atique is a Tech writer specializing in the intersection of tech and culture. She likes photography, VR, electronic music, coffee, and baking.
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