Power users of Instagram can let out a cheer of victory as the service has finally bowed to long-held user requests for a more efficient way to cull who you follow without having to do it one by one.
As many people are pointing out, this is especially useful in helping you eliminate bots from your list of people you follow. How does this work?
There are a couple of lists that Instagram generates for you to review including people you rarely interact with on the platform as well as those “most shown in feed,” aka, people who post endlessly.
All of this is about optimizing the user experience and making sure you get the content that is most valuable to you.
But there’s also the undercurrent of managing all of the fake accounts on your list.
One caveat is that some people you don’t really interact with might not use Instagram that much.
This could include family and friends.
Prior to this, you would have to do a little bit of research to figure out what accounts to unfollow.
Interestingly, these features come as Instagram’s hidden likes count change is meant to incentivize people to post more to the service.
It would seem that Instagram’s new emphasis is on activity of almost any type as the curating your newsfeed and giving you reasons to post more are bound to achieve that ultimately.
Do you use Instagram? What do you think of this new feature?
What about all of the other new features the platform has introduced over the past several months?
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