Instagram Testing Improved Content Recommendation Controls; Working on filtering content using hashtags, emoji

Instagram Testing Improved Content Recommendation Controls; Working on Filtering Content Using Hashtags, Emoji

Instagram is making changes to its application so that users can notify the service of posts they are recommended. In a move that aims to improve the algorithms used to serve users with customized content based on their actions and activity on Instagram, the company says it will allow users to recognize posts that are being posted on Instagram. It will be easier to teach the service for those who are not interested in viewing different sections of the app serving up personalized content.

meta-owned service announced in a blog post on Tuesday that it has begun testing the ability for users to select multiple posts in the Explore tab, and to notify the service that they are not interested in those posts. Up until now, Instagram users had to open (or long-press) a post and indicate that they weren’t interested in the post, which can be a tedious process when the Explore feed fills up with irrelevant posts. .

Instagram is also working on allowing users to filter out strangers’ posts containing specific hashtags and emoji, to prevent them from showing up in their feed, the company explained in the post.

Back in March, the photo and video sharing service introduced the ability for users to view posts from accounts they follow in chronological order, along with two new feeds — Following and Favorites. With Following, users will see 30 days of posts in chronological order without suggested posts, while Favorites will give them the option to see posts from up to 50 accounts they follow.

Users can also ‘snooze’ suggested posts for one month at a time, by tapping the X on the top right corner and selecting Snooze all suggested posts in the feed for 30 days. Users can also adjust their sensitive content control settings on Instagram to customize the type of content that appears on the service.


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