Instagram denies its feed algorithm hides posts from users

Instagram’s feed algorithm was under attack again with users claiming that posts reach to only 7% of users on the platform.

By: INDO ASIAN NEWS SERVICE
| Updated on: Aug 20 2022, 12:59 IST
Instagram says that it never hides posts from users.
Instagram says that it never hides posts from users. (Shutterstock)
Instagram says that it never hides posts from users.
Instagram says that it never hides posts from users. (Shutterstock)

Amidst viral user claims accusing Instagram's algorithms of limiting the reach of posts to just 7% on its platform, the photo-messaging app took to Twitter to deny the claims.

These claims have been floating around on Pinterest, Facebook and Instagram since the beginning of 2018 and recently gained more traction, accumulating thousands of likes, The Verge reported late on Wednesday.

 

"What shows up first in your feed is determined by what posts and accounts you engage with the most as well as other contributing factors such as the timeliness of posts, how often you use Instagram, how many people you follow," the Facebook-owned platform tweeted.

Many users responded to Instagram's tweet, saying that they preferred the chronological feed that does not use algorithms to guess their preferences, the report added.

"We have not made any recent changes to feed ranking, and we never hide posts from people you're following - if you keep scrolling, you will see them all. Again, your feed is personalised for you and evolves over time based on how you use Instagram," the photo-messaging app tweeted.

 

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First Published Date: 24 Jan, 15:28 IST
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