The Instagram Help Center has posted instructions - all you have to do is go to the Recommended for You section, tap iPhone or Android and then click hide. The recommended shots, which are clearly labeled as such, will of course be selected by Instagram's carefully designed algorithms in the hope that each image will pique your interest and prompt you to follow whoever took it. It is in the news that Instagram is rolling out a new feature that will recommend posts for you based on the activity of the accounts you follow.
The Facebook-owned company has given a two-liner on how it determines which posts appear in the "Recommended for You" section. However, those posts were served to you in the Search & Explore section. Besides, the recommended posts will only appear once you have viewed all the stories on your timeline. This was an expected change after the social media platform conducted pilot testing a few weeks ago.
It can deter users who prefer separate feeds.
The change comes shortly after another update also focused on broadening users' access to content beyond what's being posted to those accounts you explicitly follow.
It follows the new feature of following hashtags which Instagram recently introduced. Sharing a unique coupon code or special promotion offer on Instagram can also be very helpful.
The recommended-for-you feature is the first big shake-up to the Instagram feed since it shifted from a chronological feed to an algorithmic one in 2016.
The latest feature is considered a key change since the platform abandoned sequential feed in favour of Facebook-like process-based one or introduced advertisements. Instagram said there is going to be five posts suggested containing links to stuff liked by accounts that the user follows.
When you find a hashtag you like, open the hashtag page and tap on the following button. IM LOOKING AT YOU, @instagram! clear up my feed. Furthermore, it seems that the reception to the new feature has been lukewarm, with some reacting with indifference and others expressed their confusion.