Dear Instagram - Why Do You Need Offline Access To My Facebook Data

A good friend of mine pointed me in the direction of an application for my smartphone called Instagram. Pretty cool - take pictures, add filter to them, upload to instagram and they post to Facebook and Twitter. So as I was testing this app, I went to add my Facebook credentials so Instagram could post there. I was surprised when one of the privileges it was asking for is to access my data while I am not using the app:

Needless to say, I did not allow it. And since I can’t post to Facebook with this app, it is useless to me. Why would they possibly need that? Be careful who you give a permission like that to, people!

UPDATE!!

@instagram got back to me on twitter with an answer to this. See it here:

http://twitter.com/instagram/status/2820557485637632