Instagram to show "Recommended Posts" on your home feed

31 December, 2017, 00:54 | Author: Darrell Baldwin
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While you probably have your favorite accounts to follow on Instagram, every once in a while you'd still want to discover some new people or brands to follow.

The change is already causing controversy, with some Instagram users taking to Twitter to vent their anger.

Instagram is rolling out recommended posts to its users, a new reality first revealed via a test spotted in early December. They'll see things from their wider network, too - not entirely different from Facebook's new Explore feed, in fact. The new section will contain anywhere from three to five recommended posts at a time. The photo-sharing platform has offered recommended content in the past.




I don't even see 75% of the people I'm following posts but now @Instagram is sticking "recommended posts" in my feed. The change is exactly what it sounds like - a way for Instagram to push content it thinks you will like based on your own activity on the platform. This is nearly the same as the new "Explore Feed" that was launched by Facebook. It also lets users follow hashtags instead of just people. The idea was created to help users access updated stories and posts from interested events directly on their feed. To make sure you never miss a certain somebody's updates, you can set up notification for them by visiting their profile, tapping the three dots in the top right-hand corner and selecting Turn On Post Notifications. For the hashtags, you can easily opt in and out voluntarily. Get tf outta here with recommended pages. The only good news is that the recommended content will only show up once a user is done scrolling through all his chosen content in the home feed.

It's very hard though to see why this could be a problem for anyone.

Instagram has also added a new section to its Help site explaining how the company determines posts that appear in "Recommended for You". Besides, the recommended posts will only appear once you have viewed all the stories on your timeline.

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