Instagram Is Removing The Following Tab, Which Means Stalking Just Got Harder

Ever innocently wander onto Instagram’s Following tab and accidentally unearth something you, uh, didn’t necessarily want to see? Like your boyfriend commenting on his ex’s photo, you know, the one with the cliché caption about wanting what you can’t have? Anybody? If Venmo’s feed can illuminate the hard truth of who is hanging out with who, Instagram’s following tab can illuminate who wants to be hanging out with who — which is arguably juicier. Needless to say, Instagram’s Following tab, which lists the real-time activity of the accounts you follow — from their likes and comments to who they start following — is ripe with stalking fodder. But this week, it all comes to an end.