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Instagram Introduces New Feature: Instagram Categories

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May 4, 2021

New Instagram features can be kind of exciting when they first rollout. You wonder how they will affect the user experience. Will it make the experience better? Will they have an impact on marketing? How useful will the new Instagram feature be? It can be interesting to see how seemingly minor features can create significant changes.

With Instagram categories, you have a new feature that allows users to sort the accounts they follow in different ways. With this feature, you can find the accounts you see the most, the ones you interact with the least and you can even look at an Instagram categories list for the accounts you have followed most recently or those that you have been following the longest. Along with that, you can also manage notifications and how much you see from some of the accounts you follow.

This can be good for users because it makes it easier to manage the accounts they follow based on a range of factors. As an example, you might look for the accounts you interact with the least and find that you want to unfollow. On the other side, you might find an account that is showing up a lot and manage the notifications so you see them less. You could also look back on the oldest accounts on your list and find that they no longer reflect your interests at the current time.

While it isn’t a seismic shift in the way the platform operates, these types of Instagram features make a difference. In this post, we are going to look at how you can use these accounts from your Instagram profile.

Accounts You Interact With Least

Let’s say you want to trim down your list of followed accounts. The accounts you interact with the least would usually be a good place to start. With this feature, all you would need to do is go to your profile and open the list of accounts you are following. Once the list is open, just click on the option for “Least Interacted With”.

Accounts You See Most

Maybe you are seeing too much content from one of the accounts you follow. With the new categories feature, you can find the accounts you see the most and take different actions to manage how much you see. Just go to your profile, open the list of accounts you are following and click on the option for “Most Shown in Feed”. From there, the list will organize starting with the accounts you see the most.

Most Recent Follows

Seeing the accounts you have followed recently can also be useful. To do this, go to the list of accounts you are following on your Instagram profile and click on “Default”. From there, you can select the option for “Date Followed: Latest”.

Earliest Accounts Followed

Since a person’s tastes and interests change with time, you might also want to see the accounts you have been following the longest. To do this, you would go to your profile and open the list of accounts you follow. With the list open, you can click on “Default” and then select the option for “Date Followed: Earliest”.

Managing What You See

Maybe you have accounts you don’t want to unfollow, but you want to limit what you see from the account. To do that, you would go to the account in question and click on the “Following” tab. From there, you will see a menu with options for notifications, mute and restrict. Under these options, you will find different Instagram features that allow you to manage the content and notifications you see from the account.

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