Instagram users on the iOS platform will no longer be able to utilize automatic Facebook sharing after the latest version of the app removed the functionality. The unexpected move was outlined on the updated version's iTunes listing which reads:
Updated Facebook share settings: Continue sharing your Instagram photos and videos on Facebook. But Instagram likes and activity will no longer be shared on Facebook.
The app, which is now at version 5.0.11, now requires users to share to Facebook manually, using the app's built in share button, and the company has yet to issue any kind of statement explaining the decision - although it's thought that it could be down to complaints from Facebook users about timelines being spammed with unwanted Instagram activity.
While the updated version is presently only available for iOS devices, an Android version is already in the works and is expected to hit the Google Play Store sooner rather than later.
Instagram announced in March of this year that the service now boasts in excess of 200 million active users each month, who have shared more than 20 billion images among them since the service launched.