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Instagram launches personalized video feed and themed channels

TechCrunch TechCrunch 14/04/2016 Josh Constine

Instagram wants to show you the best videos without completely destroying the sanctity of your main feed, so today it overhauled the Explore page with a slew of new video channels. Most importantly, there’s a personalized “Videos You Might Like” feed. There’s also themed channels like one for Coachella, and feature spotlights on specific creators like the ones Instagram started showing in January.

When Instagram announced it would switch to an algorithmically sorted feed last month, many users freaked out, and some pushed followers to turn on notifications about their posts. But by putting more of the focus on the Explore page, Instagram could gain the benefits of algorithmic curation without disturbing what’s familiar.

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