Instagram rolls out new feature: Adds recommended posts to your feed

Instagram’s new ‘Recommended for You’ feature goes live
Instagram’s new ‘Recommended for You’ feature goes live

01 January, 2018

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.

Instagram is expected to make a lot of changes to its app in the upcoming months.

Photo-sharing platform Instagram is introducing a "recommended for you" feature - which was so far being tested within a small group - to all users. The best you can do in case you don't want to see these posts is to hide the feature temporarily.

BI Intelligence, Business Insider's premium research service, has put together a report on social media demographics that highlights the key audience demographics for six major social platforms: Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Pinterest. The section will also be clearly labeled so that it's not confused with the normal home feed.

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The "recommended" section into Instagram's main feed will show posts of accounts that users do not follow but instead show accounts/posts that Instagram thinks you might like. It is not clear as to what Instagram's goal might be in the recently released features. However, a spokesperson did confirm that the recommended posts will only appear once users have gone through their own feed. However, fans are expecting to have more information in the coming months. With the new feature, you can select to follow a particular hashtag, and posts with these hashtags will begin appearing on your timeline.

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.

There's no doubt that there will be a number of users who will not like the "recommended posts" feature.

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