Instagram's Feed to Now Show 'Recommended for You' Posts

Instagram's Feed to Now Show 'Recommended for You' Posts

The only difference is that, until now you had to head to the Explore section to view the recommended posts, and now they will all be cluttering your home feed.

Instagram has quietly changed its users" feed by adding new "Recommended posts' feature, which is reportedly the photos or posts liked by your friends. Is it something you're going to use or are you going to hide the option? After all, even with the "recommended posts" feature, the posts you care about from the accounts you follow will always be available on your feed. "I follow the accounts I follow for a reason", Tweeted by a user called Bella. The new feature is part of the new update that Instagram said is already been made available for both Android and iOS devices. Such users can take some solace from the "Hide" feature that will remove the recommended list from the home feed, but only temporarily.

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These posts are shown as "Recommended for You" in between the feed. However, the addition of recommended content on the home feed is perhaps one of the biggest changes since the platform chose to switch its feed from chronological to algorithmic.

Earlier this month, the photo and video-sharing platform introduced a way to allow users to follow hashtags which let them follow their interests instead of following just accounts.

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However, the new feature does not vary much from the old one. In the past only posts of people you followed, appeared in the feed.

Dear @instagram please put everything back in chronological order and stop doing the recommended posts. But if users choose to follow a hashtag, they can't get rid of recommended posts.

According to reports, the feature was spotted while still in development and it seems that the social media giant has achieved refining the algorithm needed to pull off the recommended feature.

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