How does instagram know who my friends are?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by palemonkey, Nov 26, 2016.

  1. palemonkey macrumors member

    palemonkey

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    I wanted an instagram account that didn't link to my Facebook account so I created a new account but started to see Facebook friends on the "people you may know" screen so I figured perhaps instagram and Facebook share data based on my email address? I created a new account with a new email address and it still shows my Facebook friends, despite removing the Facebook app from my phone and reinstalling the instagram app. I have not synced my contacts. How is it doing this?
     
  2. ardchoille50 macrumors 68020

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    Attempting to remain anonymous or unconnected on social media is a lesson in futility.

    "The only winning move is not to play" - Joshua, Wargames
     

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