(KTLA) – Instagram is testing ways to make the popular social media platform more user-friendly.
The app’s developers are trying new ways to give users more control over what appears on their feed, by providing tools to flag the types of posts they don’t want to see.
“We prioritize posts that we think you’re most likely to enjoy, but we understand that we don’t always get it right,” Meta, Instagram’s parent company, wrote in an announcement this week. .
The first tool allows users to mark multiple posts on their explore page as “not interested”, which automatically removes the post. The second tool allows users to stop seeing suggested content with certain words and phrases by adding those words to a list in their account settings.
The test also includes the option to snooze suggested posts for 30 days.
“Whether you see something that’s irrelevant or you’ve dropped something you loved, you can use this feature to stop seeing content that doesn’t interest you,” Meta announced.
The change comes after some users expressed frustration with updates that they say make the platform too similar to TikTok. Big names like Kim Kardashian and Kylie Jenner had recently slammed Instagram for trying to emulate its competitor by prioritizing its reels feature over photographs.