Instagram rolling out 'recommended' feature for all

31 December, 2017, 03:46 | Author: Lora Ball
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The only difference is that, until now you had to head to the Explore section to view the recommended posts, and now they will all be cluttering your home feed.

To hide these recommended posts, tap the three "dots" menu above the post, then tap "Hide".

Popular photo and video sharing app Instagram has quietly added a new feature to its platform. Regularly posting good stuff on your account, replying to the queries of your followers and commenters on the post and putting the right hashtags on the posts are some of the essential and necessary things you can go to gain followers on Instagram fast. On a related note, Instagram few days ago rolled out a new feature to boost its Live Video engagement.

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This is a big change for Instagram, probably the biggest since the platform introduced its algorithm-based feed ranking instead of a chronological order.

If you are not into having Instagram suggesting posts for you, you can choose to turn off the feature.

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This feature will suggest you posts that have been liked by the other accounts you are following.

Instagram's users will see recommended post while scrolling through their home feed - an update which was spotted during in testing earlier this month.

Instagram explained that the "recommended for you" section is now being rolled out to all iOS and Android users.

Users have choice to follow a hashtag or the new recommended.

There's no doubt that there will be a number of users who will not like the "recommended posts" feature.

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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