Instagram has been adding a lot of interesting features lately, such as the one where it introduces fun video filters in the Insta Stories for its Boomerang option. And now, the popular photo-sharing app has added a new way to organize the list of who you are following and interacting with. This new feature has rolled out worldwide and is accessible right now. However, if you cannot see it, you may have to update your app.
Instagram’s latest features will let you know who among your Following list do you most and least interact with and help filter those unwanted accounts that you might have followed at the spur of the moment. Consequently, this feature will help in streamlining your feed and making it more personalised and relevant. The company announced the new additions on its Twitter account as well:
In this manner, you can easily get rid of those accounts which may be annoying, boring or spamming your feed with multiple posts. You can also filter those who you simply followed out of courtesy.
How to go about it?
The method is really simple. Go to your Instagram account and tap on your ‘Following’ list. The app will automatically sort the accounts you follow under two categories: “Least Interacted With” and “Most Shown in Feed”.
Tap on the options and customise according to your choices by unfollowing whom you least interact with or even filtering accounts which unnecessarily keep popping on your feed.
There is also a third and bonus feature. Instagram lets you view your following list by by sorting out which accounts your recently followed and also those which you followed at the earliest when you joined the app. It shows three categories to sort out your list: “Sort by Default”, “Date followed: Latest” and “Date followed: Earliest.” Fun, isn’t it?
These new Instagram categories are an extremely easy way to manage who you want to keep following and who you want to unfollow. It will also help you keep your feed clean and make it more relevant by showing posts which you really care about. This is a great way to keep away from spammers, irrelevant accounts by a more simpler way of sorting your list than manually doing it.
With Instagram now 10 years old, Twitter 14 and Facebook 16, these apps have become a part of everyone’s social life and probably, no one really wants to mess with their social skills now. Hence, this is a novel step by Instagram and all social networks across apps can possibly benefit from a new feature like this.