Thursday, 18 January, 2018

Instagram's new 'Recommended for You' feature goes live

Instagram will now add 'Recommended' posts to your feed Instagram's new 'Recommended for You' feature goes live
Guillermo Lane | 29 December, 2017, 02:39

The Facebook-owned company has given a two-liner on how it determines which posts appear in the "Recommended for You" section.

Just recently, Instagram also introduced a feature where a user can now follow hashtags alongside the more traditional user account, which helps to personalize a feed to an individual's specific interests. Instragram says users can temporarily hide "Recommended for You" posts, with the implication being that they will reappear in their home feed automatically after a short period of time. To do so, tap on the three dots by the post and then tap "hide". Well now, just before the year comes to an end, Instagram is rolling out a new feature called "Recommended for You".

The introduction of posts from accounts that users do not follow has prompted unhappy comments from many people, such as "No Instagram I don't want "recommended posts" on my feed".

Instagram is rolling out recommended posts to users which suggest content you might be interested in based on other accounts you follow.

However, the new feature does not vary much from the old one.

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If your friends liked something on photo-sharing social network Instagram, it might now show up on your feed - even if you do not follow that particular person. These posts are shown as "Recommended for You" in between the feed. I don't care. I wanna see pictures from people I actually follow, and chronologically at that! However, those posts were served to you in the Search & Explore section.

You could also see what posts friends had liked in the Following section, if you choose to do so. It has also mentioned that the feature can be temporarily hidden.

The app, based in Menlo Park, is used by millions of people each day to share photos and videos, as well as to tag them with relevant subject hashtags.

As with the explore feature, users whose accounts are set to private will not appear in the feeds of other users than their approved followers.

TechCrunch reports that the feature is being quietly released after it was spotted earlier this month while Instagram tested it out with a smaller subset of users.

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