The following description comes from the Google Play Store description of the app:The best messenger/chat app for Instagram users ever! If you use Instagram and you want to privately chat with your friends and followers, this is the app for you.
☆ One-on-one Real-time chat with your friends on Instagram
☆ Public Group chat (beta). Connect with people all around the world!!
☆ Online/Offline friend status
☆ Pinch-to-zoom photos and Swipe photo gallery
☆ Message Notifications that won't drain your battery
☆ Walkie-talkie style Voice Chat!
☆ Send photos privately
☆ Lots of smiley emoticons
☆ Delete message from your friends phone (that you sent by mistake)
☆ Message Read confirmation: Know when your friends have read your messages
☆ Browse photos, Search Users and Tags
☆ Extras Package now available for a nominal fee
☆ Classic Instagram look and feel that you are used to!
Note: Instachat is NOT intended to be a replacement of Instagram. If you want to post comments and likes, and unfollow users, please use Instagram.
Disclaimer: Instachat uses the Instagram(tm) API and is not endorsed or certified by Instagram. All Instagram(tm) logoes and trademarks displayed on this website are property of Instagram.
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USE OF PERMISSIONS:
YOUR APPROXIMATE (NOT EXACT) LOCATION: ALLOWS YOU TO VIEW INSTAGRAM PHOTOS POSTED 'NEARBY' YOU. THIS IS THE ONLY USE OF THIS DATA.
NETWORK COMMUNICATION: EVERYTHING IS INTERNET BASED THESE DAYS!
READ PHONE STATUS AND IDENTITY: REQUIRED FOR IN-APP PURCHASE/BILLING SINCE WE SELL AN OPTIONAL 'EXTRAS' CHAT PACKAGE, BUT WE DO NOT LOOK AT YOUR PHONE STATUS OR PHONE NUMBER.
PHONE STORAGE: IF YOU HAVE AVAILABLE SDCARD SPACE, WE USE A VERY SMALL AMOUNT FOR TEMPORARILY CACHING PHOTOS SO YOUR PHOTO VIEWING EXPERIENCE IS OPTIMAL AND FAST.
SYSTEM TOOLS: WE USE THE LIGHTWEIGHT GOOGLE PUSH NOTIFICATIONS, THUS MINIMIZING BATTERY CONSUMPTION WHILE STILL BEING ABLE TO RECEIVE MESSAGES.
YOUR ACCOUNTS: ALSO REQUIRED BY IN-APP PURCHASE/BILLING SINCE WE SELL AN OPTIONAL 'EXTRAS' CHAT PACKAGE, BUT WE DO NOT READ YOUR ACCOUNTS IN ANY WAY.
VIBRATE: FOR NEW MESSAGE NOTIFICATION.
VIEW NETWORK STATUS: TO LET YOU KNOW WHEN THE APPLICATION IS NOT ACCESSIBLE BECAUSE YOUR CONNECTION MAY BE UNSTABLE.
LASTLY AND MOST IMPORTANTLY: WE DO NOT COLLECT YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION. THAT'S NOT OUR PURPOSE. OUR GOAL IS SIMPLY TO PROVIDE YOU WITH THE BEST MESSAGING EXPERIENCE POSSIBLE AND HOPE THAT USERS WILL PURCHASE OUR 'EXTRAS' CHAT PACKAGE. SO, PLEASE, PURCHASE THAT FOR US, THANKS!
|Full network access||Can access the internet||It appears this app uses this data for development aid libraries|
|Can access the internet||It appears this app uses this data for internal use within the app's functionality|
|Can access the internet||It appears this app uses this data for mobile analytics|
|Can access the internet||It appears this app uses this data for utility purposes|
|Record audio||Can record audio through microphone on device||Internal|
|Retrieve running apps||Can retrieve information on currently and recently running apps on the device||It appears this app uses this data for internal use within the app's functionality|
|Read phone status and identity||Can read phone's current state information like in-phone call, phone signal, carrier, device ID, and phone number||It appears this app uses this data to identify users for market/customer analysis|
|Approximate location (network-based)||Can use user's approximate location||Not analyzed yet|
|Modify or delete the contents of your usb storage||Can write to your phone's USB storage||Not analyzed yet|
|Find accounts on the device||Can use user's account information stored on the phone||Not analyzed yet|
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