Instagram Adds Recommended Posts in Main Feed

Chelsea West
December 31, 2017

That means you can now see things or posts that interest you without having to necessarily follow an account.

In a help page, Instagram states that the "posts are suggested based on posts liked by accounts you follow". However, it was a little bit hard to access it. Users had to go to the Explore section to see recommended posts and videos.

"Recommended For You" was tested in recent months and was quietly brought into effect on people's timelines recently according to TechCrunch. Rather, the section will appear after you've viewed all the posts in your feed, an Instagram spokesperson explains, while confirming the feature's public launch to TechCrunch.

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"The new section, "recommended for you", is clearly labelled so as not to be confused with your own home feed". It does seem as though a number of Instagram users wish that they could get rid of the new addition; a large number of tweets were very negative on the whole idea.

Recently, Instagram has been focused on broadening access to posts and content beyond accounts that users follow. The photo-sharing platform has offered recommended content in the past. But under the new system the posts will show up in normal feed. Instagram said there is going to be five posts suggested containing links to stuff liked by accounts that the user follows. Also, the users can check the hashtags their friends follow. The social media platform did not give any clear indications on when exactly will the new update be fully available to all its users. You can make unique hashtags while conducting these contests and events and those hashtags will keep all the contributions in one place. Users may be less inclined to hit "like" when posts are more prominently visible to their friends.

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