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Instagram will murder one of its coolest features- but no one seems to care

After the addition of much-wanted zoom feature to the its iOS app last week, Instagram has now decided to do away with the less-used Photo Map feature from the photo-sharing platform.

The feature allowed you to to check out all the pictures shared by a user in various locations around the globe, with thumbnails representing the photos on a map.

Instagram reportedly started removing the feature for some users last week. Users are not able to see the Photo Map of other users but can apparently see their own Photo Map as of now. However, this is likely to change very soon.


“Photo Map was not widely used, so we’ve decided to remove the feature and focus on other priorities,” the company said in a statement to Mashable.

An Instagram spokesperson further confirmed to Mashable that the move is not going to affect not affect the application’s API, which currently allows companies or developers to pull tagged location information from public posts, even if the post isn’t marked with a location tag. It is important to note that geotags for locations are not disappearing from the app – you will still be able to add a location while posting, click on location tag in an individual post, and see other photos from that particular location.

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