Instagram Testing Out New Feature That Mixes Suggested Posts with Your Friends’ Photos

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Instagram is trying out yet another new feature and it could have a big impact on what photos you see in your feed.

Photo by Cottonbro from Pexels.

First, a brief history of some of the more recent additions to Instagram: We’ve had the elimination of likes, the addition of ads mixed in with everything, TikTok competitors, Clubhouse competitors, Reels, and a raft of anti-bullying measures to promote a better atmosphere on the platform.

That’s just to name a few and, while most changes are geared towards some emergent fad in social media, Facebook’s darling division has also taken a ton of time to make sure it is an inviting and relevant space.

Heck, they’ve even gone as far as suggesting a separate service for kids, much to the chagrin of everyone. Who knows whether or not that will happen.

And that brings us to today where now the service is yet again attempting to connect you with more relevant content creators, this time with an admixture of your friends’ posts, ads, and “suggested” posts in the middle.

What was somewhat separate before is now being thrown into the general mix for what should result in a pretty different experience.

After all, just imagine Facebook albeit filled with random posts from friends of friends that you don’t know. Will Instagram roll the service out on a wide scale? Probably, if history is any judge to use.

There is a silver lining to this proposed change that comes in the form of new user settings. Apparently, you can snooze “suggested” posts for thirty days or forever as well as tell Instagram what kinds of posts you would like to have suggested. The Verge reports that users have responded very positively to these features.

What do you think of all of the changes that Instagram has made to its service lately? Let us know what you think of Instagram’s various pivots in the comments section below.

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[The Verge]

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