Friday, December 8, 2023

How to Turn Off Suggested Posts on Instagram Step-by-Step

Instagram offers great content but, have you noticed lately, that your Instagram feed is showing nothing new? You keep scrolling to see good stuff but all you see is some same outdated content. If you are annoyed by seeing irrelevant posts in your Instagram feed and you want to know, “how to turn off suggested posts on Instagram?”, you are in luck!

This post is for you no matter if you are an android or iPhone user, these settings are available on both devices.

First, let’s see:

How to Turn Off Suggested Posts on Instagram on iPhone/ Android?

How to turn off suggested posts on instagram
How to turn off suggested posts on instagram

All you have to do is simply follow these steps:

  1. Scroll through the Instagram feed until the suggested post appears.
  2. Once you see the post, tap on the three dots at the top right corner of the post.
  3. Click on the “Not interested option” and then, 
  4. Select the option ”snooze all the suggested posts for 30 days” and you are done.

So, this is how to turn off suggested posts on Instagram for 30 days!

These same steps will be followed for any kind of feed i.e. images or reels or any ads you see. So, if you disliked it you tell Instagram algo!

Disclaimer: There is no permanent solution to turn off suggested posts on Instagram in 2022, viewers are still hopeful that Instagram will give them more freehand to regulate their feed. Till then these alternatives will have to do. 

However, here is another solution for how you get rid of the suggested posts on Instagram feeds. 

This will help you to get your feeds in chronological order. Also, if you only want to see posts from the people you are following, just do this each time you open your Instagram;

  1. Tap on the Instagram icon on your homepage.
  2. Click on the “drop-down”  menu.
  3. Select the “Following” option.

Now, you will only see the posts from the profiles you follow on Instagram. This can be done both iPhone and Android devices.

FAQs: How to Turn Off Suggested Posts on Instagram

Why is Instagram showing me accounts I don’t follow 2022?

The Instagram algorithm tracks your activity, your likes, what kind of reels you are watching or pages you like, etc. On the basis of your interest, Instagram suggests you have accounts with similar interests or feeds. 

Why is my Instagram suddenly full of ads?

Instagram pop-ups ads in your feeds just like suggested posts. The more you engage with the brand content by liking or commenting, the more similar ads will appear on your feed.

Why is Instagram showing me accounts I don’t follow?

Instagram starts showing the pages you don’t follow once you have exhausted all of your ‘following’ feeds. When there is nothing new to show, the algorithm balances out the feed by showing similar content to your feed.

How do you reset Instagram explore?

Go to the settings→ security→ clear search history→ clear all history 

Once you clear history, your explorer page will be reset as fresh. 


We hope you got the answer on how to turn off suggested posts on Instagram. Now, you can update your explorer page every now and then. The more you guide Instagram what you like and what you don’t, the better will be your experience. Turn of suggestions, mute the accounts you don’t like, block a few if need be. Optimize your Instagram and enjoy great content. If you found this article drop a comment and follow us for more 

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Jagriti Dixit
Jagriti Dixit
A Content Writer, Researcher and a Poetess. Jagriti loves to read and write about Women, Tech, and Health and Wellness. In her spare time she indulges in meditation and travelling.

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