Instagram rolls out recommended posts to main feed on iOS and Android

Marsha Scott
January 1, 2018

The feature can't be disabled, but it is possible to hide these recommendations temporarily, according to Instagram's Help documentation. But previously, you'd have to head to the Explore section to see recommended posts and videos - they wouldn't be pushed to your home feed. The photo-editing application will soon be able to showcase recommended posts to account holders.

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Now alive and breathing, this feature suggests 3-5 posts by mirroring photos/videos that have already been liked by accounts partakers voluntarily chose to follow. Earlier this month, the platform launched an update that allows users to follow hashtags. The new feature will have its own label in order to not be confused with the user's home feed and will have anywhere from three to five suggested posts. 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 follows the new feature of following hashtags which Instagram recently introduced.

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This new section, entitled "Recommend for You", was spotted while in testing earlier this month, according to Tech Crunch. "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.

The new capability doesn't take effect until after you've viewed all of the organic posts in your feed.

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

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