Instagram denies a viral post that claimed the app shares your location with followers

Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri and Instagram’s social media team are refuting claims that the Instagram app is tracking location data and sharing it with followers looking for your exact location.

A post went viral claimed “a recent iOS update” has made it so that “people can now find your exact location from Instagram”. This prompted many people to go into their phone’s Instagram app settings and disable location permissions for the app.

Instagram’s Comms Twitter posted about the viral post, clarifying what Instagram’s policies on location data are.

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