Instagram is now inserting Recommended For You posts on Instagram timelines and people are furious!
Back in December, Instagram were stealthy enough to roll out one of the last updates of the year, and with the type of reactions that are coming in, no wonder Instagram was quiet about it. The company is now inserting Recommended For You posts on Instagram timelines and people are furious!
Instagram has an enviable track record when it comes to new products and updates, although the one persistently annoying and hated alteration that the company made was turning the timeline form chronological, to based on accounts most interacted with. Now if that wasn’t enough, Instagram began inserting sponsored images from businesses into the Instagram Feed and have now further contaminated it with Recommended For You posts.
Irate Instagram users have taken to Twitter to express their disgust and repulsion with the new update with one user summarizing everything wrong with it in one tweet.
Twitter user @bellaabrookss says, “No Instagram I don’t want “recommended posts” on my feed. I follow the accounts I follow for a reason. CyA.”
No Instagram I don't want "recommended posts" on my feed. I follow the accounts I follow for a reason. CyA.
— Bella (@bellaabrookss) December 27, 2017
Here are some more disgruntled Instagram users who just want their Instagram feed to be left alone.
I hate this ‘recommend for you’ on Instagram, I don’t wanna see people I don’t follow like I’d rather not thanks???January 8, 2018
Dear @instagram ,
I do not want to see people on my timeline that I don’t follow. Change this immediately. Please and thank you.
— Derrick Malone Jr. (@PoeticSoul__) January 9, 2018
Why do I still have this app? They clearly don’t care about ANYTHING consumers care about https://t.co/08N4wpgcNz
— Ash Money Records ™️ (@LightsPlease___) January 7, 2018
Instagram now puts “Recommended for You” on your feed aside from the sponsored posts. Bish I don’t need all these extra posts on my already non-chronological feed. Smhhhhh ?? pic.twitter.com/TY9DESHEri
— Liana (@lianaaaaa) January 10, 2018
Instagram needs to stop with this recommended for you shit
— ??????? ???? (@LilBitVanna) January 10, 2018
Instagram needs to get that ""recommended for you" trash off my feed.
— SingLe™ (@J_Millie42) January 10, 2018
Why does Instagram have randoms on my feed? “Recommended for you” .. Like.. I recommend you don’t show me people I don’t give a fuck about lol
— Jaz (@jazminee2715) January 10, 2018
what is this "recommended for you" bullshit on my IG timeline? not having it in chronological order is annoying enough @instagram
— c dubz (@courtwardxo) January 10, 2018
If I see one more “recommended for you” post on Instagram, I’m lighting my phone and myself on fire.
— Mari (@MariKorchak) January 9, 2018
One would argue that Instagram is only doing their bit to provide fresh new content from other Instagram accounts based on the preferences of the individual user, but that is what the Explore section is for!
Any user who is bored of seeing posts from the accounts they follow, and wishes to check out new stuff, or look for new accounts to follow, the Explore section is JUST ONE TAP AWAY.
So am I pro Recommended For You, or Anti? Definitely Anti.
What are your thoughts about the new Recommended For You update on Instagram? Let us know in the comments section or write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org