Instagram is thinking of adding a new feature that will help you keep track of your friends’ or certain users’ posts. No, you will no longer have to scroll through the entire feed to find their publications because Instagram will allow you to mark them as “Favorites”.
This is how “Favorites” will work on Instagram
Two years ago, Instagram gave a detailed explanation of how its algorithms choose what material to display to users. While each part of Instagram has its own algorithm, the most important criteria are user engagement and interaction.
Depending on how we employ Instagram, it might show us one or another material, as well as give precedence to certain publications. However, we may be able to shortcut this system by determining which users’ postings we want to see at the top of our feed all the time.
As Alessandro Paluzzi mentions, Instagram is working on a new feature that will allow us to mark certain users as “Favorites”. To add them as favorites it is only necessary to follow the same dynamics that we use to include users within “Best Friends”.
#Instagram is working on "Favorites" 👀
ℹ️ Posts from your favorites are shown higher in feed. pic.twitter.com/NfBd8v4IHR
— Alessandro Paluzzi (@alex193a) September 9, 2021
So once we select this option, Instagram will allow us to search for the users we want to mark as “Favorites” and they will remain added to this list until we decide to remove them. And of course, users will not be informed that we have added them to this category.
What are the benefits of labeling a user as a favorite? Their material will always be placed at the top of your feed. As a result, they will not have to rely on the algorithm, and their postings will have priority in remaining visible at all times, no matter when users post. So you won’t have to go through the whole feed searching
We could also utilize this property to keep track of other people’s blogs or to follow closely the news and updates of certain personalities. For example, if we follow bands and don’t want to miss out on the news they share or the offers from our favorite businesses, etc.
At the time of writing, there are no specifics about this new function, however it appears to only apply to material that appears in the feed, leaving out other formats. This feature might be implemented in the Instagram app on iOS and Android. There has been no official word on it yet, so we’ll have to wait for further information.