Instagram's new 'Recommended for You' feature goes live

31 December, 2017, 03:45 | Author: Manuel Hopkins
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With the new feature, you can select to follow a particular hashtag, and posts with these hashtags will begin appearing on your timeline.

The new "Recommended posts" will not block the home feed or replace the existing posts, as per reports.

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.

Instagram revealed that the new feature will not get in the way of accounts you specifically follow and will instead reveal itself when you've seen all the posts on offer on your feed from people you follow.

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The change is already causing controversy, with some Instagram users taking to Twitter to vent their anger. "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. It means users scrolling through their home feed will now no longer only see posts from accounts they directly follow alongside the ads. Instagram users would have to select the "Explore" section in order to view all the recommended posts on the platform.

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Much to Instagram's dismay, this change has not been a welcome one for users.

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

The upside is that the "recommended posts" will neither flood your home feed not it will replace the existing posts. You can make unique hashtags while conducting these contests and events and those hashtags will keep all the contributions in one place.

Instagram had also earlier introduced a feature in which you could follow hashtags.

There's no doubt that there will be a number of users who will not like the "recommended posts" feature. However, things have changed and Instagram users will now be viewing the content directly on their homepages.

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