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Instagram Tests New Format for Recommended Content Listings Below the ‘All Caught Up’ Marker


Instagram is testing a new format for its suggested follow listings which would appear within your main feed, below newly posted updates.

Som du kan se i det här exemplet, delas av användare Giorgio Nardini, the new recommendations listings appear within the main feed, with separate tabs for ‘Suggested’ and ‘Older’ posts. The ‘Older’ listing takes you back to posts that you’ve already seen.

Instagram has confirmed that it’s testing this format with a small number of users:

“If you’re in the test, this is shown after you see all the posts in your Feed. Once you get the “You’re All Caught Up” notice and scroll past it, you have the option to see suggested posts or go back to older posts that you’ve already viewed.

So it doesn’t take over the main feed, the split listing only appears after you’ve seen all the new posts from your connections. You’d then have the option to either see suggestions, or keep srcolling on to posts you’ve seen.

Instagram actually started testing this back in 2018, with a different format.

Instagram reccomendations

As you can see here, once you hit the ‘All Caught Up’ notification, you can keep scrolling to see posts you might like, or tap to see older posts from your contacts. In this variation, there was no split feed, so you either viewed the recommendations or you had to scroll back to the top to see your older posts. The updated version makes it easier to view Instagram’s recommendations, but also easily switch back to your traditional feed.

As noted, the new format is in testing with some users, so you may have seen it, or a version of it, in the wild.

It could be a good way for Instagram to keep users more engaged, by highlighting more profiles similar to those they already follow – though as some have noted, Instagram’s recommendations can also, at times, be problematic, and guide people down rabbit holes of fringe conspiracy theories, which is something the platform may need to address.


It could also provide benefits for businesses, particularly as Instagram moves more towards eCommerce. If people start using Instagram to browse and shop more specifically, more recommendation surfaces could connect sellers with interested buyers, by highlighting similar items and trends aligned with their past searches.

There’s no word on whether the format will be rolled out more broadly as yet, but we’ll keep you updated on any progress. 




Op-Ed: ‘Armed rebellion’ and ‘civil war’ calls get massively unimpressed response on Twitter


Local law enforcement officers are seen in front of the home of former President Donald Trump at Mar-A-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida on August 9, 2022

Local law enforcement officers are seen in front of the home of former President Donald Trump at Mar-A-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida on August 9, 2022 – Copyright AFP/File Aleksey Filippov

Social media does turn out to be good for something, after all. Much raging online about Trump’s Mar-A-Lago raid isn’t going over. Maybe the endless tantrums are getting a bit stale. A virtual tide of Twitter responses isn’t buying it on any level.

One Tweet pointed out Trump said “they raided my home” before it was actually raided. Trump lawyers, meanwhile, said he wasn’t notified…? Generally speaking,  warrants are not carried out on an RSVP basis. You don’t ask the crack house when would be a good time to call, for example.

You may (or may not) also be interested to know that “Trump civil war” is now an auto search cue. The headlines for that search on Google News are really something else. The unimpressed response isn’t getting any coverage, hence this article. The picture is very different.

The adult news sticks to the point – Violation of the Espionage Act, Presidential Records Act; you know, law. Much of this media, understandably, focuses on “what next?”.

“Other” news is all about QAnon-like conspiracies. (If you’ve got no facts, fiction is your only real option.) Trump’s playing along with it as usual. Trump is seen doing a Mussolini salute, an actual Fascist fist, in various styles on multiple occasions. It looks more like a trained move. He wasn’t doing that previously, and he’s not good at it. Presumably, it means “defiance”, but it looks awkward and rehearsed.

Of course, the image has a role in anything to do with Trump. Trump is pumping the pity buttons in public. The GOP and MAGA are pushing the extreme rhetoric. As a marketing exercise, it’s selling sand to people living in deserts. The problem is that it doesn’t sell to anyone else.


These thunderous noises also don’t quite gel with the fact that Trump lawyers, who requested documents regarding the warrant, haven’t yet agreed to make them public. As mixed messages go, it’s about what you’d expect from anything associated with Trump. Is there a problem with making them public? Could be.

Rebellion against what?

There’s a bit of a practical issue with “Trump civil war”, too. Any such thing would be total coast-to-coast carnage. Sandy Hooks and Uvaldes all round, no doubt. Does America, already so happily living among the gangs and mass shootings, really want a civil war?

Maybe not?

You’ll need to answer that question. …Because over half the country didn’t vote for that and they might get really ticked off about it.


The opinions expressed in this Op-Ed are those of the author. They do not purport to reflect the opinions or views of the Digital Journal or its members.



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