In addition to removing fake accounts, Instagram is now also removing fake likes, comments and follows on it users’ profiles. From now on, the app will remove any inauthentic activity from accounts use third-party apps to artificially grow their audience.
If you use any of these services, Instagram will detect it. You’ll get a notification that all the inauthentic likes, comments and follows that came from your account have been removed. In addition, you will also be required to change your password. According to Instagram, this will increase your safety because these third-party apps know your username and password.
As I already mentioned, it’s not new for Instagram to remove fake accounts. But the novelty is that it now also removes any fake activity. According to the blog post, this new update is another step towards allowing people to “connect and share in authentic ways.”
[via The Verge]