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Instagram To Show 'Recommended' Posts In Feeds From Accounts Users Don't Follow

Instagram To Show 'Recommended' Posts In Feeds From Accounts Users Don't Follow

When scrolling through Feed, you may see posts that are Recommended for You. They can only temporarily hide the recommended posts. Some users, as expected, are not happy about this addition to Instagram and have vented their thoughts on social media. The section will also be clearly labeled so that it's not confused with the normal home feed. The feature, described here in the company's Help documentation, will suggest posts for you based on those that have been liked by other accounts you follow.

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.

This is not the first time that the Facebook-owned company has offered recommended content.

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. With these new changes, Instagram users will not only see stories and posts from accounts they follow but additional, relevant content from their wider network. However, it was a little bit hard to access it. Users had to go to the Explore section to see recommended posts and videos. It is not clear as to what Instagram's goal might be in the recently released features. Unfortunately, this would need to be done for each individual "Recommended for You" post that appears in your feed.

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

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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