Notable, Explore shows photos, videos and Stories from people that a user might not be following on Instagram.
The mobile, desktop, and Internet-based photo-sharing application, which allows users to share pictures and videos either publicly or privately to pre-approved followers, plan to introduce the "Recommended for You" post in the new year. However, a spokesperson did confirm that the recommended posts will only appear once users have gone through their own feed. Instragram says users can temporarily hide "Recommended for You" posts, with the implication being that they will reappear in their home feed automatically after a short period of time.
The latest feature is considered a major change since the platform abandoned chronological feed in favour of Facebook-like algorithm-based one or introduced advertisements. It means users scrolling through their home feed will now no longer only see posts from accounts they directly follow alongside the ads. This is nearly the same as the new "Explore Feed" that was launched by Facebook.
The new section is clearly labelled so you will clearly notice when a post is not from an account you now follow.
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Earlier this month, Instagram started experimenting with recommended posts. Get tf outta here with recommended pages. However, the recommendations that do not come from accounts a user is actively following may be subject to criticism, something Instagram experienced when they introduced an algorithmic feed previous year.
It's very hard though to see why this could be a problem for anyone.
Instagram has released the new feature in an effort to make posts on the site easier to discover.
The recent feature launched by Instagram was the "Follow Hashtags", in which a user can follow any hashtag they want, just like on Twitter.
The new tool will be very helpful to new users, especially when it comes to finding new accounts to follow.