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Instagram (iOS) No Longer Automatically Share Likes and Activity to Facebook

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Facebook has issued an update for Instagram for iOS that is likely to cut down on the number of updates from the photo sharing app that appear on Facebook. That’s because the change in version 5.0.11 has removed the auto-sharing of activity to Facebook. Now users will only be able to share images deliberately to Facebook — using the the in-app share button — since “Instagram likes and activity will no longer be shared on Facebook”. It’s not exactly clear why Facebook is doing this. It could be that the app is so popular with its 200 million monthly users that it is creating mountains of notifications that are cluttering people’s Facebook Timelines. Giving Instagram greater independence of Facebook could also be a part of the company’s ‘unbundling’ of its mobile apps.

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Shelly Palmer is the host of NBC Universal’s Live Digital with Shelly Palmer, a weekly half-hour television show about living and working in a digital world. He is Fox 5′s (WNYW-TV New York) Tech Expert and the host of United Stations Radio Network’s, MediaBytes, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment.