Instagram is doing what Facebook did a long time ago, it gives users more control over the data they share with third-party apps. New in-app features are available starting today for iPhone users, which allows them to protect the data they share on Instagram.
Many third-party apps ask you to connect with your Instagram account to provide you with services or additional features. After connecting your account to a third-party service, you may grant them access to some of your profile information, including usernames and photos.
With the new features introduced today, Instagram is making it easier for people to manage all of the third-party services they connect to their accounts. You can do that by going to Settings in the Instagram app, then Security, tap Apps and Websites and should you see a list of any third-party services that are connected to your Instagram account.
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The list includes the option to remove any third-party service that you no longer wish to have access to new data on your Instagram account. Apart from the option to remove third-party services, Instagram also added an updated authorization screen that lists all the info that these apps request to access. You will then have the option to “cancel” or “authorize” the access directly from the authorization screen.
Instagram these updates will be rolling out gradually over the next six months, so it looks like it will take quite a lot of time for everyone to be able to use them.