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How to disable Instagram feed recommendations for a whole month

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Instagram may be backing off on its horribly received TikTok-esque redesign and lessening the app’s constant avalanche of recommendations, but that doesn’t stop recommended content from appearing in your feed at all. It turns out that there is a solution that you may not be aware of; I didn’t even know it was a thing until Instagram head Adam Mosseri casually mentioned it earlier this week in one of his Stories.

You can snooze recommendations and suggested posts for 30 days from your main Instagram feed. Hallelujah! And even better, it only takes a few taps.

How to Snooze Instagram Feed Recommendations for 30 Days

  • Scroll through your main Instagram feed until you see a . encounters recommended post. These are usually accompanied by an explanation of why you’re seeing them, such as “because you watched a role of ____” or “because you’re following ____.”
  • Tap the X in the top right. If you do this, you will see a text confirming that the specific message is hidden. But we are not satisfied with eliminating just one recommendation, my friends. We want to be rid of as much as possible.

I suspect not many people even know about that nifty “snooze” option.
Screenshot: Chris Welch / The Verge

  • From the displayed options, tap snooze all suggested posts in the feed for 30 days.
  • After that, a green check will appear, confirming that your feed will not contain suggested posts for the next 30 days.

Enjoy the next month as it will be free of messages you don’t care about.
Screenshot: Chris Welch / The Verge

And with that, you’re all set. Keep in mind that clearing suggested posts from your feed won’t stop you from seeing Instagram’s many in-feed ads. But it’s a handy way to at least some more control over how the app works for you.

Don’t forget that you can now also sort your feed chronologically by tapping on the Instagram logo in the top left and choosing Next.

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