Instagram has decided to remove the Photo Map features from user profiles as the feature has been recorded to be less popular in the user circle. The social image service has confirmed that it is removing the map feature, which lets you see where a person’s image came from. Location info will stick around – like pages showings photos of a particular place.
As of now, users are not able to see the Photo Maps of other users but can apparently see their own Photo Map.
Instagram reportedly started removing the feature for some users last week. They 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 also 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 that the move is not going to affect the application’s API, which allows companies or developers to pull tagged location information from public posts, even if the post isn’t marked with a location tag.
Moreover, geotags for locations are not disappearing from the app as the users will still be able to add a location to their posts; click on location tag in an individual post, and see other photos from that particular area.