“Location services are a…”; Instagram denies rumor that it uses mobile features to share exact location of users

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Instagram said it does not share the location or any other data of people using the network.

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After rumors, the instagram denied reports that the social network uses the “precise location” cell phones to show a user’s exact location. Instagram said it does not share the location or any other data of people using the network.

O instagram informed by a note that the location is used for other resources: “Similar to other companies of social mediawe use precise location for things like location beacons and map elements,” the statement said. The social network – decided to speak out after seeing posts that claim it is now possible to see the exact location of the person when using the location sticker (sticker) in stories, for example .

According to the “BBC”, there are messages that say that this is possible thanks to an update of iOS (operating system of iPhones). Posts also suggest that the resource has been used by criminals, with the aim of reaching influencers. However, Instagram denies any kind of related information.

Adam Mosseri, director of instagramexplained how location features work: “Location services are a device setting on your phone, not a new Instagram feature, and they power things like location beacons. We don’t share your location with anyone. ‘others,’ the executive said.

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