Instagram adds a new security feature to better manage third-party app authorisations

Facebook has been under fire for improper data management and the company has been making changes ever since to make sure the user data is safe. One of the issues users ran into with Instagram was the lack of information from third-party apps about the data usage. To fix this, Instagram is making a change to the way third-party apps connect to Instagram. This will give users more information about the app and what data it’s trying to access.

With the new feature in place, users can go to Settings>Security>Apps and Websites and see which apps are using data and what permissions they have. Not only that but Instagram is also making the process of approving new apps more transparent. The new authorisation screen will list out the permissions and the information an app is asking so the user can decide easily if they want to allow or not.

Unfortunately, the new feature will take around 6 months to roll out so you might not see it immediately. While Instagram has been a little slow when it comes to rolling out new feature, 6 months is a really long time, especially for such an important security feature.

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