Instagram waves goodbye to Photo Maps feature

Due to people's safety potentially being put at risk​

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You might still be getting used to this live stories and algorithm malarkey, but it's all change over at Instagram again - after it was confirmed that the app is getting rid of the Photo Maps feature.

At this point you might be thinking 'what Photo Maps feature?', which is part of the reason Instagram are getting rid of it: because no one used it anyway.

The point of the function was basically to allow users to pinpoint everywhere they've been using the location services, which was then added to a giant map of the world on your profile to track everywhere you've been.

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According to Mashable, though, developers decided it was "not widely used" and therefore are getting rid of it - but the fact that it can be used to potentially stalk, find or track where anyone, including celebrities, are at any given time was probably part of the problem too.

Apparently this won't affect users' ability to add locations to their own photos, or affect Instagrams' API - which basically allows companies to pull tagged location information from public posts.

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Instead, it just means everywhere you location tag won't be added to a giant map anymore, which in some ways seems like a pretty good thing.

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