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INSTAGRAM is reportedly getting a new feature that could put posts from your friends at the top of your feed.

The photo sharing app is said to be working on a feature called “Favorites” that lets you prioritise the accounts you consider most important.


A mobile developer posted an example of the featureCredit: Twitter/Alessandro Paluzzi

Mobile developer Alessandro Paluzzi posted screenshots of the feature on Twitter.

He captioned the images: “#Instagram is working on “Favorites”

“Posts from your favorites are shown higher in feed.”

It appears Paluzzi found the “Favorites” option on an Instagram app that had extra options in the Settings menu.

According to The Verge, Instagram said the feature “is an internal prototype that’s still in development, and not testing externally.”

It is unclear when or if the feature will be rolled out further.

Instagram tested a similar feature in 2017 when it let users limit who could see their posts to select people.

It seems the 2021 version of “Favorites” would let you tell Instagram what you want to see.

Whoever is selected as a favourite will not be directly informed, according to Paluzzi’s screenshots.

Instagram currently ranks your Feed by recent posts and also posts it thinks you’re more likely to engage with.

If you have a friend who doesn’t post on Instagram very often then the current algorithm could get in the way of you seeing when they do post.

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