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Instagram adds recommended posts, and irritates users

Now come post on Instagram recommended (post you might like), a change in the feed that went into production and that irritated users.

The Instagram feed will show now recommended posts to users, a change that was noted during the tests earlier this month and has since quietly gone into production. The function, described in the company Help documentation, suggests posts based on those that you liked to other accounts you follow. In practice the post-advisers (post you might like) are account photos not followed by the user.

Here are the recommended posts on Instagram

The new section of recommended content clearly labeled so as not to be confused with your home feed and contains three to five suggested posts.

This is not the first time that Instagram has tried to offer recommended content, but, previously, it would have been necessary to go to the Explore section to see the recommended posts and videos; You can also see which posts your friends liked.

Suggested posts on Instagram: what changes

The injection of recommended posts on Instagram a big enough change for the Instagram feed, perhaps one of the biggest changes from the chronological feed to the algorithmic feed or from the introduction of ads. Users who are browsing their home feed will now no longer see only the account posts they follow directly next to the ads, but they will also see content from their larger network, in a way not entirely different from the new Facebook feed.

Suggested post Instagram, yet another novelty

The change comes shortly after another update also focused on expanding user access to content that falls outside of what is published on those accounts that explicitly follow. Earlier this month, the company introduced a way to allow users to follow hashtags: in other words, you can now follow your interests, not just your accounts.

But, unlike the hashtag function, which activates on request (in the sense that you choose if you want to keep track of the hashtags and, in this case, which ones), it is not possible to actually disable the new tips.

How to hide recommended posts

As explained in the Help section documentation, you can only choose to temporarily hide the recommended content section and this is done tapping the three-point menu above the post and then selecting "hide".

The good news that the advice section does not intend to move the content you are interested in to Instagram's suggestions, rather, the section will appear after seeing all the posts in your feed, explains an Instagram spokesperson.

Intrusion of recommended Instagram posts has irritated some users, who prefer the classic experience, including, in many cases, even the chronological feed.

Instagram says the feature, available on both iOS and Android, is under development and has not confirmed when the implementation will be complete and available to all Instagram users.

Post Recommended Instagram

Here's how the recommended posts on Instagram look