Instagram launch 'Recommended for You' section in main feed

Instagram explained, "These recommendations are based on "posts liked by accounts you follow".

You could also see what posts friends had liked in the Following section, if you choose to do so.

Lest you be surprised by new accounts showing up on your Instagram feed, the Recommended For You posts are clearly labeled so there is no confusion. The photo-editing application will soon be able to showcase recommended posts to account holders.

This is essentially a new discovery tool, aiming to get new content in front of users who may otherwise be content browsing through their current feed and little else. In the past only posts of people you followed, appeared in the feed.

Whenever a popular social networking platform adds a new feature, it does not go down well with all the users. Sharing a unique coupon code or special promotion offer on Instagram can also be very helpful.

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The latest feature is considered a key change since the platform abandoned sequential feed in favour of Facebook-like process-based one or introduced advertisements. 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. However, it looks like a lot of users are unhappy with Instagram's "Recommended for You" section. It also lets users follow hashtags instead of just people. Instagram's algorithm will then determine if that post should show up in your feed. They will not from people that you are now follow. For the hashtags, you can easily opt in and out voluntarily. Is it something you're going to use or are you going to hide the option?

The difference between following a hashtag and the new recommended section is choice.

When you find a hashtag you like, open the hashtag page and tap on the following button.

Previously if you had wanted to see some recommended posts you would have to visit the Explore section which does not interfere with the users normal browsing of their feed.

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