Are you sitting down? Because you may want to be for the Instagram news we’re about to deliver to you.
With its latest update, 7.4.1 on both Android and iOS devices, you can no longer add custom locations to your scenic shots or silly selfies. Yep, that’s right giving your blog URL, Twitter handle, Snapchat name, etc. that extra promo is no longer a thing on the photo sharing social media outlet. *Cue tears of literally every single person across the world.*
Though the days of adding a punny location name to your images are donezo, the reasoning behind it is totally legit. NGL we’re still mad at you, Instagram, even if you did it for smart reasons.
According to The Next Web, the Custom Locations feature being removed has a direct correlation with the recently launched “Places search” function. Clearly Instagram wants to create an easily searchable archive for locations everyone can visit IRL, so they’re ditching the fake ones. It makes sense because now when you go geotag that selfie in front of the Eiffel Tower a million misspellings and alternate names won’t pop up alongside the actual location. But we will miss cleverly naming our apartments… Spoiler alert: mine was Shady Palms.
While we think the move does make total sense, others don’t feel that way. Taking a quick scroll through some recent iOS app reviews it appears people are preeeeety upset about this switch so we’ll keep an eye on this situation to see if Instagram changes its tune and decides to appease the masses and bring this feature back. Until then you can find us shopping the square snaps ;)
What are your thoughts on Instagram removing Custom Locations as a feature? Share them with us in the comments.
(h/t The Next Web)