Instagram, which is owned by Facebook, has announced a new feature called Following Categories, which will allow users to monitor their interaction. So in case you want to unfollow them, the users will be able to see who they communicate with least often.
The idea is to give users more influence over the kind of accounts they follow, and thus help them create a kind of community of friends where they communicate more often with other users.
So this new feature will not only help drive more interaction among users on the website, but will possibly also bolster the bottom line of Instagram.
This categorizes people into a variety of different categories including the ones you communicate with the least and the people you see most within your feed.
“Instagram is really about bringing you closer to the people and things you care about — but we know that over time, your interests and relationships can evolve and change,” a spokesperson tells me. “Whether you graduate, move to a new city, or become obsessed with a new interest and find a community, we want to make it easier to manage the accounts you follow on Instagram so that they best represent your current connections and interests.” Instgram spokesperson mentioned in a statement to TechCrunch
How To Access The Feature?
One has to go to the Instagram profile to access the feature. Two categories, namely least interacted with and most shown in the field appear under the following selection. Users may seize the option to order their list below.
You can also easily manage the accounts you follow from there by adjusting your follow-up status, or by clicking on a specific account on the three dots that give you the options to handle alerts or mute that account.
But there is no assurance that they will carry out the new feature for everyone. Instagram checks a variety of features, some of which never get into the app.