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Instagram is making it easy to keep track of what your friends like with a handy new feature

INSTAGRAM may be planning to bring a way to see what your friends like on the platform.

The social network significantly removed the following activity tab in 2019 amid concerns it was being used to snoop on people.

A feature to see how friends are revived?

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A feature to see how friends are revived?Credits: @ alex193a

But a screenshot revealed by the prolific leaker Alessandro PaluzzI suppose the app might be working in a new way to see what other people are doing.

Apparently, a “liked by friends” feature is coming to the Explore section.

As with every leak, it appears to be still in development and Instagram bosses may decide not to go ahead with it.

However, some would worry how such an option could be taken advantage of by stalkers.

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Commenters on Twitter suggested that Instagram could allow users to disable it to allay fears.

“I’m almost sure they’ll let users disable it,” guessed one.

“They better do,” replied another.

“Back to full circle from the macabre activity they removed?” one third said.

Vishal Shah – Instagram’s head of product in 2019 – told News on Buzzfeed at a time when feature removal is not for privacy or security reasons.

It was apparently dropped to simplify things and because not enough people knew it existed.

“People don’t always know that their activism is up,” he said.

“So you have a case where it doesn’t serve the use case you created if you give it, but it also surprises people when their activity shows up.”

Instagram has over 2 billion monthly users

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Instagram has over 2 billion monthly usersCredit: Getty

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