Are you fed up with Instagram’s suggested posts? Well, we got you covered!
Instagram added a new feature of ‘Suggested Posts’ in early August 2020.
It appears at the bottom of your feed right after “You’re All Caught Up” when you have scrolled enough.
The feature, when it was first added, received displeasing feedback from its daily users.
However, there is no update from Instagram about removing the new feature.
How does Instagram show the suggested posts?
Instagram uses your activities, such as the posts you share, like, save, and the accounts you follow to suggest your posts.
Many Instagram users found this update broken and demanded that Instagram fix it.
With so many users finding it utterly displeasing, here’s how you can fix it:-
Step 1: Find a suggested post and tap on the three-dot icon on the top right of the post.
Step 2: Select “not interested” in the pop-up menu.
Step 3: After this, Instagram will bring you many options like- “I see too many posts like this”, “I like this topic, but not this post”, “This topic doesn’t interest me”,; “I don’t want to see posts from this account”.
Step 4: Click on any of the options, and it will get rid of the suggested posts.
- Another way to avoid suggested posts is by switching your feed option into “followings” or “favorites”.
This new feature allows you to filter your feed with the posts of accounts you follow or choose favorites.
- Tapping on “older posts” will further push down the suggested posts.
- If it still bothers you, you can use Instagram on a web browser instead of using it on the Instagram application.
However, there is no such way to completely turn off or hide suggested posts, as Instagram has already mentioned in its support document.
Clearing one’s history will not solve the problem either, as suggested posts will still show up.
This feature will stay for a while until the mass demands its removal.
Instagram takes notes of everything we do, from liking a picture or stalking a person.
The algorithm shows posts based on your tastes and preferences. Hence, one can never run from it until Instagram decides to remove it altogether.
Although this feature received tremendous criticism, it still comes in handy as you can explore more content easily instead of searching in the search tab.