Instagram Phasing Out Photo Maps

Instagram is quietly phasing out its photo maps feature.

Instagram is quietly phasing out its photo maps feature.

The Facebook-owned photo- and video-sharing network confirmed to Emma Hinchliffe of Mashable that it began removing the feature for some users last week, saying:

Photo map was not widely used, so we’ve decided to remove the feature and focus on other priorities.

Instagram told Hinchliffe some Instagram users are seeing other profiles without photo maps, adding that the feature will be removed from users’ own profiles, as well.

Hinchliffe shared the screenshots below, displaying Instagram profiles with and without the photo maps feature, respectively.

InstagramWithPhotoMap InstagramWithoutPhotoMap

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