Instagram’s feed will now show users recommended posts – a change that earlier this month was spotted while in testing, and has since quietly gone live. The feature, described here in the company’s Help documentation, will suggest posts for you based on those that have been liked by other accounts you follow.The new section, “Recommended for You, is clearly labeled as such to avoid any confusion with your own home feed.

This is not the first time Instagram has attempted to insert a feed for recommended posts or content. However, it is different from the previous ones ever seen. In the past, you had to go to Explore section to check recommended content. Moreover, you could choose to see which posts your friends had been liking in the Following section and so forth.

This new feature however is slightly different and now also available for both Android and iOS as well. However, it is not exactly been confirmed as of yet if and when it will be rolled out and become available to all of Instagram’s users.

It will now basically work very similar to Facebook’s new Explore feed which means when you scroll through your home feed, you will see things other than posts from users you follow.

However, unlike the hashtags feature, Recommendations can’t be disabled. You can only choose to hide the “Recommended for You” section on your temporary basis (by tapping the three-dot menu above the post)

WILL IT TAKE THE SPACE OF THE POSTS THAT WE LIKE?

Well, no, “Recommended for You”section will not replace the content you like with Instagram’s recommendations at all. The section will appear after you have viewed all the posts in your feed. Still, some of the users have reacted negatively to the update as they prefer the older version of the Instagram and you can have a look at some of their reactions below.

We would not exactly say it has gone down well with everyone but are certain it will help the growth of a lot of profiles and also offer some useful variety to some accounts.

Here are just some reactions we found online:

 

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Nicholas is a social entrepreneur, passionate marketeer, career + life coach, consultant, speaker, and community builder. He does this through 1-on-1 coaching, non-profit and businesses consulting, and on a larger scale as Co-founder + Managing Director of CFM Group. He is an internationally recognized strategist, coach, speaker and in the process of writing his 1st book. Possessing over 13 years’ experience in helping clients realise their potential through clarifying their vision, message and market to design the strategies and roadmaps needed to succeed. Utilising this extensive background in strategic planning, pitch and message design, marketing and communications, executive and speaker coaching was his pathway to founding www.CFMGroup.co.uk. His knowlegde was fundamental in building the company with an investment capital of £1 and a large social impact community and professional development hub in Cambridge, UK. Feel free to comment on any of our articles that interests you or message our CEO directly at Nick@CFMGroup.co.uk ! We hope you enjoy our blog !

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