Instagram’s Latest Update Is a Little Creepy
Nowadays people use social media for all kinds of things — sharing photos with their network, shopping list inspiration and even major life announcements like engagements, weddings and births. Of all the social media platforms out there, Instagram takes the crown with an average of 70 million photos shared a day. You would think that Instagram has hit pinnacle popularity — but in Instagram’s books, there’s no such thing as popular enough.
#Instagram is creeping me out by picking up pix I've clicked today & suggesting I Instagram them. Trying to find a way to disable the prompt
— Colleen Braganza (@colleenbraganza) September 18, 2015
Lately, reports have been surfacing of users getting a little blue bar popping up at the bottom of the screen when they’re in the app prompting them to “Post one of the photos you took today.” Tapping on the blue bar brings up a selection of photos you snapped on your phone that day. Creepy much? We tried to duplicate this notification to no avail, but click over to The Next Web for photos. (Hmm… seems like this prompt is quite selective with when it chooses to appear.)
As of now, it seems like there’s no way of getting rid of these pop-ups other than clicking on the “X” in the corner. While Instagram does require you to give your permission to access your photos (Because how else would you post your sweet #OOTD? Duh) to use the app, it feels a little desperate to have a blue banner suggesting your photos that you took that day for you to post. It definitely makes it seem like Instagram has no chill.
Perhaps the company secretly hates #latergrams?
What do you think of Instagram’s latest move? Tell us in the comments below.
(h/t The Next Web, photo via Justin Sullivan/Getty)