According to a report by The Information (via Engadget), Instagram has told some users that their passwords may have been exposed. The company confirmed the same to them and a spokesman said that the problem was "found internally and affected a small number of people."
The bug is related to the Instagram feature which allows them to download copies of all their data in the application. Those affected by this bug have their Instagram password entered in the URL in the web browser, which is also stored on the Facebook server.
Instagram says that this problem has now been fixed and also tells affected users to change their password. According to The Verge, an Instagram spokesman said that "if someone sends their login information to use the Instagram tool 'Download Your Data', they can see their password information in the page URL. This information is not exposed to others, and we have made changes so that this no longer happens. "
Your data download feature was launched in April this year.
Instagram's 'Your Activity' feature tells you how much time you spent in the application
Recently, Instagram began launching a feature that will show users how much time they spent in the application. Called 'Your Activity', this feature allows Instagram users to set daily usage limits. New features can be accessed by tapping the hamburger icon in the top right corner of the profile page. Tapping on the 'Your Activity' icon, users will be able to see the average time spent per day using the Instagram application for seven days. With new updates, Instagram users can set daily reminders to limit usage limits. They will also be able to turn off temporary push notifications