Instagram’s new security feature will give users more control over third-party app permissions

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October 16, 2019, 12:24 PM UTC

The new features will enable users to block third-party apps from accessing their Instagram data.

Social media app Instagram will roll out the new security features “gradually over the next six months.” The feature will make it easier for people to control which third-party apps have access to their account and what information is shared with them.

The photo-sharing app would have Facebook-like controls for apps that request access to the user’s account. Instagram’s parent company Facebook is purging third-party apps that break its rules in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal.

For registering to a third-party app for the first time, users would see an authorisation screen showing all the information that the app is requesting. The social media would also add a new “Apps and Websites” menu, where one can remove the previously connected third-party apps.

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