Instagram will now include 'recommended posts' in your feeds

Instagram adds Recommended For You posts in your home feed
     
     
       By Ida Torres

The posts are clearly labelled and the app will introduce three to five suggested posts. The hashtag follow feature is optional and is dependent on the user clicking the hashtag, however, the "Recommended for You" is not optional and will appear in your feed whether you like it or not. These posts are suggested based on posts liked by accounts you follow.

The implementation of the suggested/recommended posts is a big change for the Instagram's users to easily explore more things in their circle.

As the Help documentation explains, you can only choose to temporarily hide the "Recommended for You" section.

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Previously if you had wanted to see some recommended posts you would have to visit the Explore section which does not interfere with the users normal browsing of their feed.

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The findings also were limited to data on pregnant women within one health care system in a limited geographic area of California. Numerous chemicals in marijuana, like tetrahydrocannabinol, known as THC, could pass through a mother's system to her baby.

The latest feature is considered a key change since the platform abandoned sequential feed in favour of Facebook-like process-based one or introduced advertisements. Users need not get it confused with their own home feed.

Instagram has been rolling out new features over the past months, with one of them being the ability to follow hashtags in the same way that users would when viewing accounts.

Tap (iPhone) or (Android) above the post.

Dear @instagram please put everything back in chronological order and stop doing the recommended posts. The company hopes the tweak will help to drive engagement with the Instagram app, which of course would then allow it to charge top dollar to advertisers aiming to sell their products to as many users as possible.

According to the SA Social Media Landscape 2018 study, conducted by brand intelligence organisation Ornico and high-tech market research consultancy World Wide Worx, Instagram is used by 3.8 million South Africans.

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