Instagram will now add 'Recommended' posts to your feed

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The feature, as outlined in Instagram's Help documents, will suggest posts for you based on those that have been liked by other accounts you follow.

This is not the first time that the Facebook-owned company has offered recommended content. Previously, users will have to go to the explore tab to see recommended posts, but the update has transferred these posts to the actual feed of the users.

Instagram is starting to roll out recommended posts directly into users' home feeds, according to TechCrunch. A new, clearly-labeled "Recommended For You' section will comprise three to five different post options". Instagram users would have to select the "Explore" section in order to view all the recommended posts on the platform. However, things have changed and Instagram users will now be viewing the content directly on their homepages. The recommended posts from accounts that users aren't already following will appear in a user's normal Instagram feed. This is nearly the same as the new "Explore Feed" that was launched by Facebook.

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However, there is one fundamental difference between the hashtag feature and the new "recommended posts" feature.

But unlike the hashtags feature, which is opt in (as you choose if you want to track hashtags and, if so, which ones), you can't really disable the new recommendations.

The good news is that the "Recommended for You" section is not meant to displace the content you care about in favor of Instagram's own suggestions. The photo-editing application will soon be able to showcase recommended posts to account holders.

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To hide the recommended post, tap the three-dot icon (horizontal dots on iOS, vertical dots on Android) above the recommended post tap Hide.

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

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