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Hipsters slam Instagram update

Users are not pleased with the app's latest IOS and Android upgrade
Fri Aug 17 2012, 11:18

PHOTO SHARING APP Instagram has released its latest update, Instagram 3.0, but the update has already been slammed by its hipster following.

The update, which is available to download for free on IOS and Android devices, adds a new feature called Photo Map to the service, enabling users to plot where they took their photos.

"The vision is to make geo-data more prevalent and have users produce more of this data," said Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom, "We want 90 percent of photos to be geo-tagged because we can do more powerful things with that data."

Instagram 3.0 also delivers a redesigned user interface (UI) for quicker browsing, infinite scrolling and the ability to report inappropriate photos.

While that all sounds well and good, Instagram users have taken to Twitter - and Instagram itself - to rant about the latest update. Some users are irked that Instagram is stalking their locations, with one hipster moaning that the update "takes creeping to a whole new status".

Other annoyed hipsters followed suit, tweeting rage such as "the new Instagram update makes me want to throw up" and another saying, "Facebook corrupted [Instagram]. My fabourite app ever just got really weird, I'm so blow." µ


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