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Instagram wants you to be logged in

News you want to use week 44.

From now on Instagram will no longer let you view more than a handful of photos on public profiles if you’re not logged in. Prior to the update, which was implemented in the last few weeks, anyone could browse public-facing profiles on Instagram via a browser without logging into the service. Now, after you scroll past the first dozen or so posts, Instagram will force a log-in you can’t navigate away from. On one hand, it makes sense that Instagram would lock down its platform in this way. Facebook also greatly limits what content people can see without logging in. But it’s a first for Instagram, which has historically been more open in what it makes visible to non-users.

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