Instagram Recommends Photos in Your Feed Now, Users Aren't Happy

The new feature will show users Instagram posts that friends have liked or that the algorithm thinks will appeal to them directly in feed

Users will also get updates directly to their feed if they choose to follow a hashtag, which makes easier for users to see posts from around the world which are using the same hashtag. The "Recommended for You" section will consist of three or five suggested posts, as shown in the live version. This is done by tapping the three-dot menu above the post, then tapping on "Hide".

"These posts are suggested based on posts liked by accounts you follow", Instagram explains on its support pages, adding that you can choose to hide the recommended posts if you feel they somehow upset the serenity of your carefully curated feed.

If you want to upload a bunch of related pictures and videos without flooding everyone else's feed, you can shared them all as one post. But under the new system the posts will show up in normal feed. This feature is not much dissimilar from the "suggested posts" section of Facebook. Instagram plans to have 3 to 5 recommended posts in your feed. The photo-sharing platform has offered recommended content in the past. The change is exactly what it sounds like - a way for Instagram to push content it thinks you will like based on your own activity on the platform.

I don't even see 75% of the people I'm following posts but now @Instagram is sticking "recommended posts" in my feed. The recommended shots, which are clearly labeled as such, will of course be selected by Instagram's carefully designed algorithms in the hope that each image will pique your interest and prompt you to follow whoever took it. The most visible of all being the new follow hashtags feature that was introduced back in November. However, those posts were served to you in the Search & Explore section. To get more followers, you need to keep your profile attractive.

'Today we're introducing the ability to follow hashtags, giving you new ways to discover photos, videos and people on Instagram, ' Instagram said in a press release earlier this month.

Instagram will now display a "Recommended for You" section after you've scrolled through all of your posts.

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