Instagram's Feed to Now Show 'Recommended for You' Posts
January 22 2018, 02:16 | Irvin Gilbert
The new feature will show users Instagram posts that friends have liked or that the algorithm thinks will appeal to them directly in feed
Instagram confirmed the launch to TechCrunch and explained that the new recommended posts section will appear after a user has viewed all the posts in their feed and will contain between three and five posts, according to the spokesperson.
The change is already causing controversy, with some Instagram users taking to Twitter to vent their anger.
Facebook Inc. -owned Instagram is changing up its news feed slightly with a new feature called "Recommended for You".
The feature, as outlined in Instagram's Help documents, will suggest posts for you based on those that have been liked by other accounts you follow. "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.
Many new app companies are looking to include algorithms for informational sources.
Recently, Instagram has been focused on broadening access to posts and content beyond accounts that users follow. The idea was created to help users access updated stories and posts from interested events directly on their feed. The best you can do in case you don't want to see these posts is to hide the feature temporarily. Earlier this month, the company introduced a way to allow users to follow hashtags - in other words, you can now follow your interests, not just accounts.
It's very hard though to see why this could be a problem for anyone.
This new section, entitled "Recommend for You", was spotted while in testing earlier this month, according to Tech Crunch. Unfortunately, this would need to be done for each individual "Recommended for You" post that appears in your feed.
Instagram says the feature, which is available on both iOS and Android, is now rolling out.