17 February 2020
Like the majority of the social media platforms, Instagram wants to help you connect with people you know personally as well as the ones you follow for one reason or another. But as people keep following accounts they come across, there is a high possibility of ending up following too many accounts. This results in the home feed getting cluttered and to help you get it clean, Instagram has added new functionality to the app.
Instagram will now show you a list of accounts that you are interacting most and least with. These are two separate lists that can be accessed by tapping the "Following" option after visiting one's own profile page. On the "Following" page, you will see a new section labeled Categories followed by the name of lists: Least interacted with and Most Shown in Feed.
The least interaction list is more like Instagram's way of sharing suggestions about which accounts can be unfollowed. The list includes the top 50 accounts that you have interacted the least with. You can browse the list anytime and unfollow any account(s) that you don't feel like following anymore.
Here is what an Instagram spokesperson told TechCrunch,
"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.”