How to Take Control of Your Instagram Feed: Manage or Disable Suggested Posts

Are you tired of scrolling through your Instagram feed and coming across irrelevant posts from accounts you don’t even follow? We’ve all been there. While Instagram’s suggested posts feature is meant to enhance content discovery and engagement, it can sometimes diminish the user experience. But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Here are a few ways to manage or completely disable suggested posts on Instagram.

Hide the Current Suggested Post on Instagram

When you come across a suggested post while scrolling through your feed, you can easily hide it. Just tap on the cross icon and poof! The suggested post will disappear.

Disable Suggested Posts From Specific Accounts

Not all suggested posts are created equal. Sometimes, you might appreciate a suggestion from one account, while at other times, you may prefer not to see any suggested posts from another account. To disable suggestions from a specific account, simply tap on the cross icon on the upper right corner of the post and select “Don’t suggest posts from that account.”

Filter Suggested Posts With Specific Words

If there are certain words that you want to avoid seeing in your Instagram feed, you can filter suggested posts to exclude them. Just tap on the cross icon and select “Don’t suggest posts with certain words.” A pop-up will appear, where you can add the words separated by commas. Easy peasy!

Check List of Posts You Have Shown Interest In

Sometimes, we show interest in a post, but it becomes irrelevant in the future or was just a mistake. Instagram notes these user interests and uses them to suggest similar content. If you want to see fewer similar suggested posts on your feed, you can remove the posts you are no longer interested in. Simply tap on the cross icon and select “Manage suggested content.” In the suggested content section, tap on “Interested” and remove the posts that don’t spark joy anymore.

Get Fewer Suggestions on Instagram

When a suggestion appears on your feed, you can also remove it by tapping on the kebab menu (the three dots) and selecting “Not Interested.” This will inform Instagram to suggest fewer posts like that in the future.

Mute Suggested Posts for a Few Days on Instagram

If you want to take a break from suggested posts altogether, you can mute them for 30 days. Tap on the cross icon and select “Snooze all suggested posts in the feed for 30 days.” This will give you a breather from any kind of suggestions on your Instagram feed.

Remember, your Instagram experience is in your hands. By managing or disabling suggested posts, you can curate a feed that truly reflects your interests. So go ahead and take control!