Instagram has removed the ‘following’ tab, popularly known as the ‘stalking’ tab in their latest update (along with the dark mode). They had introduced it back in 2011, long before the ‘explore’ tab, it was intended as a way to discover new content by seeing what your friends were liking. However, it serves no purpose in today’s time, except for seeing what all posts your crush is liking at 3 am.
“People didn’t always know that their activity is surfacing. So you have a case where it’s not serving the use case you built if for, but it’s also causing people to be surprised when their activity is showing up,” says the head of product at Instagram, Vishal Shah.
Although they did it for the sake of simplicity, but people are losing the shirt anyway. Here are the funniest reactions doing rounds on social media.
Your boyfriend when he realizes that Instagram removed the following activity tab pic.twitter.com/TOKMZf8iwe
— sean (@Sean_Linardich) October 8, 2019
RIP to the instagram following tab which always faithfully and without reservation told me who my crushes were fucking whether i wanted to know or not
— tiffany (@radioheadass) October 7, 2019
— Atheist Rajat (@RajatKu85878229) October 8, 2019
Today is a really sad day for all us ladies because the stalker tab, I mean following tab has been removed on Instagram and I can no longer see what my man who’s not really my man is liking on there… now I have no reason to start random fights!?! Wow y’all played me Instagram.
— Violet Benson (@Daddyissues__) October 8, 2019
Cheaters after Instagram removed the Following Tab😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/EM9LblgiJD
— Yazan🇵🇸🚀 (@knafehking99) October 8, 2019
Also, a huge plus for the ze ladies!
with the following activity tab on insta gone I can finally peacefully like pics at 3am without getting any dms saying "u up? wyd?"
— Vee (@Vipzy7) October 8, 2019
What do you think? how often did you use the following tab?