With ‘Picked for You,’ Instagram is now recommending videos

Explore's edited new look.
Explore’s edited new look.

Instagram is attempting to reign in the Explore tab’s chaos by organizing the videos into topic-specific sections.

The photo-sharing app claims that video viewing has jumped 150 percent on the platform in the last six months. So in an update releasing today, Instagram is rolling out a new section called “Picked for You” that combines the type of videos you might want to watch into collections. The changes comes two months after it revamped the Explore tab to highlight more videos.

“Picked for You” is a chance for Instagram to better serve people with videos they want to see since the Explore tab can be overwhelming. New channels include topics that really reverberate on social, including cooking videos, makeup tips, trick shots and travel.


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