Instagram rolling out 'recommended' feature for all

31 December, 2017, 03:43 | Author: Franklin Nunez
  • New Instagram test adds posts your friends like into your feed

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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.

It was spotted in testing earlier this month, but now folks at the photo-sharing service have told TechCrunch they're rolling it out for all users, albeit gradually and without any official announcement (so far).

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".

The "Recommended for You" feature is now rolling out to all iOS and Android Instagram users.

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The new feature, called "Recommended for You", has gone live on the Facebook-owned site.

The feature can't be disabled, but it is possible to hide these recommendations temporarily, according to Instagram's Help documentation.

I don't even see 75% of the people I'm following posts but now @Instagram is sticking "recommended posts" in my feed.

Never share poor quality posts on your Instagram page because it looks very bad. Instagram is now going to start showing "recommended" posts in your main feed.

Dear @instagram please put everything back in chronological order and stop doing the recommended posts. That could be ill perceived by brands, because likes are an important metric for user engagement.

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Breaks down the reach of social platform audiences in terms of age, income, education, and gender.

As always, every time there is a major change in the way an app works, there is major backlash to the new functionality.

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Explores the preferences of U.S. teens and young millennials, and how they're changing.

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