Is Instagram Hiding Your Posts?
I'm curious. Have you ever spent several minutes perfectly crafting your thoughtful post on Instagram, only to find after posting that you had maybe two or three likes at the most? I mean, like, not even your best friend noticed--and he likes almost everything you post? What the heck?!
Now, unless you're posting something about the burgeoning decline in earthworm births, or something uber obscure that no one would understand, it may seem as if the social media platform is deliberately making your post less visible.
Rumors have been swirling about lately that Instagram is "actively [suppressing] the reach of user posts on the social network." The website www.macrumors.com posted this quote in a story regarding the outcry early this morning.
Instagram addressed the issue yesterday afternoon promising that no algorithms had been changed and that they "never hide posts from people you're following - if you keep scrolling, you will see them all." Hmmm. See their response from their Twitter account below.
Despite their response, some users are still quite skeptical and it has created quite a discussion. So what say you? Do you think Instagram and other social media platforms make your content less visible on purpose in order to encourage users to spend money to boost their posts on the site?
Let us know in the comments.