We love Instagram but sometimes a quick scroll on the social networking site perusing yet another influencer’s incredible jaunt to Bali can leave us feeling insecure, inadequate and, quite frankly, miserable.
Thankfully, Instagram has put its users’ mental health at the top of its priority list. After banning plastic surgery filters and hiding likes, the app is allowing you to ‘Marie Kondo’ your feed.
“Curating an Instagram feed that ‘sparks joy’, as Marie Kondo would say, is one way you can get inspired and feel positive this year,” said an Instagram spokesperson.
To help you do that, Instagram is introducing “Most Shown in Feed” and “Least Interacted With” – a new way for you to better see and manage who you follow on Instagram (i.e. less smug avocado on toast snaps and more cute puppy pictures FTW).
With this new feature you’ll have quick access to see the accounts you follow, organised by category, and will be able to edit from there so if someone you follow doesn’t spark joy, cull them.
It’s official! Instagram is starting to hide likes – and it’s SO important for our mental health
Here’s how it works:
- Go to your Instagram Profile and click on “Following”
- From there,