Instagram is adding a 'recommended' post on to your feed

01 January, 2018, 00:20 | Author: Essie Rivera
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But unlike the hashtags feature, which is opt in (as you choose if you want to track hashtags and, if so, which ones), you can't really disable the new recommendations.

This is being perceived as a big change made by Instagram.

Photo-sharing platform Instagram is introducing a "recommended for you" feature - which was so far being tested within a small group - to all users.

Previously, the home feed was dedicated to posts from accounts that users follow as well as ads, whereas recommended posts were located exclusively in the "Explore" tab. The section will also be clearly labeled so that it's not confused with the normal home feed.

Facebook Inc. -owned Instagram is changing up its news feed slightly with a new feature called "Recommended for You".

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The "recommended for you" section will have at least three suggested posts and five at most. However, it was a little bit hard to access it. Users had to go to the Explore section to see recommended posts and videos. However, fans are expecting to have more information in the coming months. Previously, this wasn't pushed onto your home feed. "Hiding" the posts will not permanently remove them from the main feed but it will hide them until the user has gone through all of the posts from accounts they are actually following.

However, there is one fundamental difference between the hashtag feature and the new "recommended posts" feature.

The new capability doesn't take effect until after you've viewed all of the organic posts in your feed.

IG hasn't yet confirmed a date that the "Recommended for You" transformation will be complete on both iOS and Android.

The good news is that the "Recommended for You" section is not meant to displace the content you care about in favor of Instagram's own suggestions.


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