Instagram recently updated its platform and not everyone is happy with the changes. Users are voicing their complaints about the redesign, including the push for video content and some are calling Insta out for trying to be too much like TikTok. And some content creators are also threatening to leave over the change.
Artist Tati Bruening even started a petition, “Make Instagram Instagram again,” to demand the return of the chronological timeline and for the platform to listen to its creators and “stop trying to be like TikTok.” It’s gotten over 200-thousand signatures so far and is generating a lot of attention online. Part of the petition reads, “There’s no need to overcomplicate things, we just want to see when our friends post, the beauty of Instagram was that it was INSTAntaneous.”
But while we wait to see how Instagram responds to the backlash, there are a few ways for fed up people to manipulate the app to see the things they want to see.
- How to view preferred posts - You can remove those posts that appear in the feed as “suggested” for up to 30 days at a time. Click the three dots in the top right-hand corner, then select “not interested.” In the menu of choices, you can select to “snooze all suggested posts in feed for 30 days.” And if you want to extend it, you’ll just need to do it again 30 days later.
- Remove ads - Tired of the ads on Insta? You can enjoy ad-free scrolling if you log in via a web browser. It won’t show you Reels or recommended posts, similar to the way it used to be before 2016.
Source: NY Post