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Instagram Shutting Down an App Called ‘Like Patrol’

A user can restrict someone by swiping left on a comment, through the Privacy tab in Settings, or directly on the profile of the account you intend to restrict

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Facebook, Messenger and Instagram apps are displayed on an iPhone, March 13, 2019, in New York. VOA

Facebook-owned Instagram is shutting down an app called Like Patrol for violating the social networks rules.

The app allowed those who downloaded it to scrape information from Instagram about the activity of other users.

Instagram has sent a cease and desist order for violating its scraping rules, which will hopefully halt Like Patrol’s ability to collect data, and force the publisher to shut down the app, CNET reported on Thursday.

“Scraping violates our policies, and we take action against companies who we find to be engaging in it. Like Patrol was scraping people’s data, so we are taking appropriate enforcement action against them,” a Facebook spokesperson told CNET.

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FILE – The Instagram icon is displayed on a mobile screen in Los Angeles. VOA

Back in October, Instagram killed its own ‘Following’ tab that allowed people to see what posts and accounts their friends were interacting with.

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Recently, Instagram has also rolled out a new mode called “Restrict” globally that will let users stop people who bully them via offensive posts or abusive comments.

A user can restrict someone by swiping left on a comment, through the Privacy tab in Settings, or directly on the profile of the account you intend to restrict. (IANS)

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New Web-Series on Instagram Entitled “Firsts” To Introduce Concept of One-Minute Episodes

"Firsts" goes live on January 25

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"Firsts" is the first series to premiere in this format on the photo-sharing platform Instagram. IANS

A new web series titled “Firsts” will introduce the concept of one-minute episodes when it launches on Instagram this weekend.

“Firsts” is the first series to premiere in this format on the photo-sharing platform.

Popular digital actors Rohan Shah and Apoorva Arora will play lead roles in the first season of the show, which takes the audience back to their school days and highlights the magic of an innocent school romance.

 

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A new web series titled “Firsts” will introduce the concept of one-minute episodes when it launches on Instagram this weekend. Pixabay

Every episode captures the significant “firsts” in their relationship — the first time they see each other, their first conversation, their first date and so on.

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The series also features Viraj Ghelani and Urvi Singh.

“Firsts” goes live on January 25. (IANS)