What is the difference between "inform of" and "inform about" ?

Can you give some example sentences which clearly shows the difference.



I think inform of merely talks about the 'information of something' and that's it!


I'll have to inform her of Joe's kidnapping

So, here, we are informing her that Joe is kidnapped. And that is all!

On the other hand,

I'll have to inform her about Joe's kidnapping

Means, not only will she be informed that Joe is kidnapped but also the details.


I think it is more about the usage, there are slightly different nuances. Use of when the object is specified:

Your father should be informed of your conduct.

Use about when the object is not specified:

Your father should be informed about any nonsense you said.

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