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

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

As early as last week, Instagram confirmed that it was in the trial phases of implementing this new feature, which was created to showcase posts your friends have recently liked, or what the company's algorithm system has chosen as a post that may be of interest to its user.

It's seems to be like a combination of the "Following" section and the "Search and Explore" section, both of which are methods of finding photos and videos from accounts you don't follow. It will appear after the user has watched all the posts in the feed. However, it was a little bit hard to access it. Users had to go to the Explore section to see recommended posts and videos. The idea was created to help users access updated stories and posts from interested events directly on their feed.

One can switch it off by tapping on the three dot options button above the post and choosing the "Hide" option. With the new "Recommended for You" feature, these posts will appear directly in the normal feed.


The difference between following a hashtag and the new recommended section is choice. The people behind Instagram are taking the time to ensure that the "Recommended for You" section will contain posts that are actually relevant to user's interests. It also lets users follow hashtags instead of just people. All they need to do is to tap on the Direct icon.

There's no doubt that there will be a number of users who will not like the "recommended posts" feature. Sharing a unique coupon code or special promotion offer on Instagram can also be very helpful. What's quite surprising is that Instagram has not made an official announcement about this new feature.

Instagram released a new update in November that allows users to edit pictures that their friends send them through direct messaging. "Recommended for You" posts will sit in their own section, accessible through a thumbnail above your main feed, according to TechCrunch. It has also mentioned that the feature can be temporarily hidden.

Related:

Comments

Latest news

This old Hue Jackson press conference is even sadder in retrospect
The Dorsey-Jackson relationship must be considered when the Haslams make the final decision whether to retain Jackson. I feel like they did a good job. "Mistakes can't be tolerated, so we're going to keep coaching DeShone".

Major Cold With a Wind Chill of -25 Possible Tuesday Morning
High pressure will continue sinking south from Canada Friday night, producing overnight lows between -20 and -30 degrees. Don't expect any big thaw or warming trend, as high temperatures are expected to remain below freezing indefinitely.

Mariah Carey redo headlines Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve
She added: "So I'm honored that she said yes, and I'm honored to be a part of a show that is doing something so nice". Mariah Carey performs during a concert in Times Square on New Year's Eve in NY , U.S.

Serena Williams' comeback at Mubadala World Tennis Championship ends in defeat
By this time she was moving better and she started hitting more winners. "So, in my eyes, I feel it was a wonderful, wonderful match for me".

South Korea Plans Measures To Curb Virtual Currency Speculation
Overnight trades dropped below $US14,000 ($17,956) on the heels of the news from South Korea, and cryptocurrency-related stocks also saw declines .

Jobless rate unchanged for second month in Stanislaus County
The statewide unemployment rate, which is seasonally adjusted, fell to 4.8 percent in November from 5.1 percent in October. Compared to counties across the state, Dutchess' 4.3 unemployment rate tied for the ninth-lowest unemployment in November.

Jay-Z Teases Music Video Feature Blue Ivy and Beyoncé
The clip features Jay walking with Blue into a church, and then getting into a confessional booth to confess his sins to Bey. Blue Ivy was only shown for a moment as she walked down the aisle of the church while hand-in-hand with her father.

Look out for a Wolf Moon over Manchester this New Year
During these events, the moon generally appears to be 14 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter than a typical full moon. But before that comes the Wolf Moon, the first "Supermoon" of 2018 when the moon appears bigger and brighter in the sky.

Flu now widespread in 36 states, according to CDC
"When you can recognize the flu in yourself, you can recognize it in coworkers and family and help prevent the spread". Based on numbers provided by the state health department, the flu typically peaks around the third week of February.

Tiger goes past 173 crore in 5 days!
It has been a record breaking journey for Tiger Zinda Hai and Bollywood couldn't have bargained for anything lesser from it. The movie, which hit the screens on December 22, got an extended opening weekend courtesy Christmas which was on Monday.

Paige Possibly Injured At Tonight's Raw Live Event
Fans in attendance noted that Paige , who recently returned to WWE TV after undergoing neck surgery, may have suffered an injury. It was a six person tag team match, with her, Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville against Sasha Banks , Bayley and Mickie James.

Donald Trump Tweet-tacks Vanity Fair For "Regret" Over Hillary Clinton Ding
The outrage shot the publication to the top of the Twitter trends, with a few famous women voicing their concerns as well. Earlier this year, Trump said on Twitter that Wintour came to his office to ask him to meet with Conde Nast editors.

Wenger explains why Kolasinac has been dropped at Arsenal
Palace, beaten for the first time in nine games, are 16th on 18 points, just a point above the relegation zone. James McArthur is the club's top scorer with 4 goals to his name so far this season.

Google may set up retail stores in India to spur Pixel sales
This retail expansion comes as more than a dozen pop-up stores opened in recent months throughout the country proved successful. Apple, however, has been lobbying hard in India for single-brand retail licence to be able to open its own stores.

Library of Congress to End Wide-Ranging Twitter Archiving
The institution is also working with Twitter on how to handle public tweets that were later deleted. More information is available in the attached white paper .

Other news