Apple intercedes and pulls a third-party application made to stalk Instagram action

Back in October, Instagram evacuated the ability to see other clients’ likes and comments within the Activity tab. In any case, third-party applications, for example, Like Patrol kept on offering an approach to stalk what others are doing on the social media service. Presently Apple has pulled Like Patrol from the App Store.

Instagram first sent a cease-and-desist letter to the developers of Like Patrol back in October, informing them that the application was violating its terms and conditions dependent on how it utilizes scraping to gather public information.

Be that as it may, Like Patrol decided not to expel its application dependent on Instagram’s request and the situation raised to the point where Apple expelled it from the App Store throughout the end of the week (by means of CNET). Apple simply said that Like Patrol “violated its guidelines” while the developer didn’t react to a request for comment from CNET.

Like Patrol “encouraged spying on loved ones and keeping constant surveillance on people’s social media activities.”

Further, Like Patrol ‘s founder called it Instagram’s old “Following Tab, on steroids.” The application approached $80/month and notably had under 300 clients as of October.

The developer at first said that it anticipated attempting to appeal to Instagram’s cease-and-desist request yet it’s not clear since Apple has entered the mix if Like Patrol will attempt to battle against both Apple and Instagram on this.

In other ongoing IG news, the organization’s CEO announced that its test to expel like counts are extending to the US this week.

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