I wish it was an innocent, but it is not. Instagram is making the feed worse and worse. Previously, we saw the photos in chronological order, that is, in our feed the photos that were uploaded by the users we followed appeared. After a change in the feed, the photos appeared “according to your interests”, which is basically according to the interests of Instagram, which would show you the photos that the app wanted.
Now, there is one more turn of the screw, the recommended post arrives, from users you don't follow and from whom you may not want to know anything, but from whom you are going to see their photos, whether you want to or not.
Recommended posts reach Instagram
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
Why does @instagram insist on showing me photos of “recommended” people on my feed? I don't care. I wanna see pictures from people I actually follow, and chronologically at that !! Get tf outta here with recommended pages.
– Georgia? (@ gamor11) December 27, 2017
@instagram YOU CANNOT JUST SWITCH MY FINSTA HOME FEED TO RECOMMENDED POSTS BY MY PEERS WHILE I AM IN THE MIDDLE OF A RAPID FIRE LIKING SPREE.
– Katy (@katymylaady) December 27, 2017
@instagram stop with all the extra stuff! especially please take away these recommended people I follow in my feed! if i wanted to follow them i would… ..?
– Kameron Hoskin (@itskamm) December 27, 2017
As you can see, there is little stir that is being caused by the network. As we read in TechCrunch, recommendations will now appear in your feed. In other words, the explore mode loses a lot of sense, since some of those recommended photos will now appear on your timeline.
The general discontent of users, since there are photographs of users you follow that will never appear to you, and instead you will see users you do not follow. A change of course on Instagram that we do not understand, and that in the short term can mean a loss of users. Will we see a new Snapchat case? Will someone launch an app with a decent feed that we can migrate to? For the moment, there is nothing left but to accept the change, and see how little by little, the Facebook applications team worsens at times.