In a shocking revelation, Instagram can track your online activity, including text choices and even text input, such as passwords, confidential credit card information, and more. According to an analysis conducted by Felix Krause on the iOS platform, Instagram can track the web activity of the users through an in-app browser.
The report says that it can track users’ text choices and text input, credit card information, as well as passwords and other confidential details. This is possible if users click on the link inside the app. The latest report claims that Instagram, as well as Facebook, use their own in-app browser. Most of the apps on Apple iPhones use the default Safari browser. However, these social media platforms use their own in-app browsers to open websites or links within the app, MacRumors reported.
“This allows Instagram to monitor everything happening on external websites without the consent from the user, nor the website provider. The Instagram app injects its tracking code into every website shown, including when clicking on ads, enabling them to monitor all user interactions, like every button & link tapped, text selections, screenshots, as well as any form inputs, like passwords, addresses, and credit card numbers,” Krause mentioned in his report.