Instagram has banned a marketing company called Hyp3r which was saving location data attached to users' stories so it could track their real-world movements.
Selena Gomez revealed she has removed her Instagram account from her phone, saying that she decided to do so after realizing the negative impact that the social media platform had on her mental health. "I used to [use Instagram] a lot, but I think it's just become really unhealthy for young people, including myself, to spend all of their time fixating on all of these comments and letting this stuff in," Gomez said in an interview on "Live with Kelly and Ryan".
Instagram announced last week that it is planning to test a new feature that hides the total number of likes on photos and videos. Likes will be removed from the main feed, permalink pages and profiles, as announced at Facebook's annual developer conference in San Jose.