Instagram's New Feature Is About To Cause Some Serious Drama
13 September 2016, 14:04 | Updated: 8 May 2017, 17:09
Instagram is about to snitch on you.
If you've ever used Instagram (which, if you're reading this, I'm hoping you have), you'll know that the popular photo sharing site has been missing a few basic feature for a while now. Instagram recently incorporated photo zooming into the app (yes!), among other things, and now they've made it easier for you to know who is following you and who isn't.
Instagram tells you if someone follows you now pic.twitter.com/574MITo5rw— Retired Blogger (@zzarrillo) September 13, 2016
It used to be that the process of viewing your followers on Instagram was weirdly complex, especially for a modern social app. Sure, you'd get a notification when you received a follow, but beyond that, viewing your insta followers wasn't as simple as it should have been.
Well, the last few months have signalled a flurry of changes for the, now veteran app, including some major upgrades of basic functionalities. One such upgrade is the fact that you now get to know who follows you right when you click onto their profile.
In the new update, users can now navigate onto specific profiles and, if they're following you, it will say "follows you" right under their handle. Neat, huh?
But people have clocked onto the fact that, now that it's going to be super obvious who is following you, there's about to be some dramaaaaa.
YAYAYAYYYY INSTAGRAM HAS THE 'FOLLOWS YOU' THINGY MIGIGY— larri (@LARRAYOX) September 12, 2016
NOW I CAN CATCH ALL THE SNAKES WHO DONT FOLLOW ME BACK
y'all this instagram 'follows you' sign is a blessing and a curse— Aidan Alexander (@aidan) September 12, 2016
So now you can easily see who follows you on Instagram by going on their profiles and friendships are about to be BROKEN— Emma Blackery (@emmablackery) September 12, 2016
So about 5 years too late @Instagram finally adds "follows you" to people's profiles— Hunter Diamond (@itsveryIit) September 12, 2016