Instagram finally made a tool to help clean up your follows
- Today Instagram added a tool that lets users see what accounts they interact with the least, and which accounts show up the most on their feed.
- Instagram head Adam Mosseri announced the new function with a tweet.
- The tool could be useful for paring down who you follow.
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Instagram just got another update, and it's a useful way to look at who you follow.
Today, Instagram head Adam Mosseri tweeted about the tool, which adds two new categories under the "following" tab. As before, that tab still shows all the accounts a user follows, but it also adds the ability to see the accounts you interact with the least, and accounts that are shown the most on your feed.
The "least interacted with" tab shows what accounts a user has interact with the least in the past 90 days, while the "most shown in feed" tab breaks out which accounts a user has been shown the most by Instagram's algorithm.
The new feature is easy to access, right under the following tab on your profile.
Some are already suggesting uses for the update, like using it as a way to cut out "pity follows" that you don't interact with.
After tweeting out the update, Mosseri also explained a bit about how Instagram, which is owned by Facebook, rolls out new features.
"We often both test new features a small percentage of users before rolling them out more broadly, and leave out a small percent of users for a short time once we roll something out, to make sure we understand the effects of any major changes," he wrote.
This was also true of Instagram's experiment with removing likes, which it said it started trying out on US users in March. Most US accounts still have likes, but they've already been removed in seven countries.
As of today you can see which Instagram accounts show up in your feed the most and who you interact with the least... Now you can tap "Following" on your profile and manage everything from there. pic.twitter.com/IjaBn1MrGB- Adam Mosseri (@mosseri) February 6, 2020
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