Instagram brings recommended posts feature to their app

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Instagram has started to roll out "Recommended for You" section in Feed for iOS and Android users. This was an expected change after the social media platform conducted pilot testing a few weeks ago.

The "recommended" section into Instagram's main feed will show posts of accounts that users do not follow but instead show accounts/posts that Instagram thinks you might like. Users need not get it confused with their own home feed.

The implementation of the suggested/recommended posts is a big change for the Instagram's users to easily explore more things in their circle. Same goes for the location; you can add a location to be found in the search and people near you can see your posts. Besides Instagram determining which of your friend's posts are worthy of being seen, it now injects stranger's posts into your feed.

Many new app companies are looking to include algorithms for informational sources. This is nearly the same as the new "Explore Feed" that was launched by Facebook.

Much to Instagram's dismay, this change has not been a welcome one for users.

This feature may already be in the works for several other smartphone applications. However, this will only be temporary and suggested posts will soon make their way back onto your feed. The recommended content is, however, not optional and there is no way you can disable it.

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

It's very hard though to see why this could be a problem for anyone.

While you probably have your favorite accounts to follow on Instagram, every once in a while you'd still want to discover some new people or brands to follow.

The photo and video sharing network has quietly made its "recommended posts" feature live.

Dear @instagram please put everything back in chronological order and stop doing the recommended posts. IM LOOKING AT YOU, @instagram! clear up my feed.

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