With it’s most recent update to Article 19 of the Platform Policy, Instagram continues the trend of crippling 3rd party access via it’s API. Perhaps it’s time to unfollow everyone on Instagram (?).
As you may be aware, in June 2016 Instagram instituted changes to it’s API that severely crippled the functionality of many popular 3rd party apps. An additional change went in to effect in December which further limits the usability of many applications, including many of the well known Instagram followers trackers.
"Don't use follower information for anything other than analytics without our prior permission. For example, don't display these relationships in your app." - Instagram Platform Policy Article 19
Plain English – 3rd party apps can no longer show who follows and / or unfollows you.
The silver lining? This may be a great time to unfollow everyone!
We’ll discuss the pros & cons of the follow / unfollow method in future posts, but if you’re one of the disciples of this method…
Because everyone is blind at the moment! Normal users with run-of-the-mill app store tracking tools won’t be able to notice that you’re gone.
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