Instagram to send its Photo Maps feature down the drain
According to a recent statement made by the Instagram staff, the Photo Maps will soon no longer exist. More and more users kept noticing that the icon which triggered the feature had disappeared from their application, so the service decided to make an official announcement: "Photo Map was not widely used, so we’ve decided to remove the feature and focus on other priorities." I'm sure that it has nothing to do with the fact that it was the only feature that Instagram didn't monetize.
For those of you who are unfamiliar with the topic, Photo Maps was a feature that allowed users to see where their pictures were taken on a map. Of course, in order for this to work, you would first have to make sure that the post had the right geotag, but it was actually kind of cool to see your photos stuck to the places that you've vacationed in or visited. Unfortunately, this feature wasn't exactly sociable as the only way to share a photo map was to take a screenshot of it and that was probably one of its biggest downfalls.
On the plus side, the photo-sharing service has recently added quite a few new features like the ability to Zoom in images on iOS, the Stories functionality that it kind of stole from Snapchat or the Instagram Events channel, so we can't really complain about a lack of things to explore.