Thursday 28 December 2017

Instagram now shows recommended posts on your feed

Popular photo sharing platform Instagram has silently rolled out "Recommended for You"  section in news feed for its iOS and Android platform. 

Instagram will now recommend posts in the news feed based on those that have been liked by other accounts you follow. This is somewhat similar to what you find on Facebook's newsfeed. Prior to the update, Instagram used to have recommended posts in the Explore section, but it didn't appear in the main news feed. However now they will start showing up on news feed even if you hate it. 

The addition of recommended content is a big change for Instagram's feed. Now when you scroll through the home feed you will not only see posts from the accounts you follow alongside ads, but also suggested posts from a wider network.

The Recommended for You section contains three to five suggested posts, and will start appearing after you’ve viewed all the posts in your feed.

Also you'll not be able to disable suggested posts, but you can choose to temporarily hide the Recommend for You section by tapping the three-dot menu above the post, then selecting 'Hide'.

The latest addition comes soon after Instagram introduced follow hashtags features. This feature lets you follow a hashtag, and get all the updates relating to that hashtag directly to your feed making it easier to find posts about the topics you like.


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