A few days back, I accidentally found a feature called “Nearby” while scrolling through my Instagram reels,
However, there is also another cool feature that is located near the “Nearby” feature.
This new “Following” Feature that I have discovered will let you see Reels only from the people that you follow on Instagram.
Here’s what I have found about this feature, how to use it, and what are the benefits of using it, etc.
Let’s Get Started.
Can I watch Reels posted by people nearby?
Yes, You can watch the reels posted by the People you follow on your Reels tab by clicking the “Following” icon from your Instagram reels Section.
How to Watch reels only from people that you Follow on Instagram?
If you have a business account on Instagram, by using the “Following” feature provided in the top-left corner of the Reels tab, you can separately watch reels posted only by the people that you follow on Instagram.
Note: This feature is available only for users who have a Business account on Instagram.
Here are the steps,
steps to watch reels only from people that you follow on Instagram.
- Open Your Instagram Account
- Go To your Reels Section.
- Click the Down-Arrow Icon From the Top Left corner of your Screen.
- Now, Select “Following” from the given menu.
- Now, your reels tab will only show the reels that are posted by the people that you follow on Instagram.
How can I ensure that I am only seeing Reels from people I know and trust?
If you have a business account, By using the “Following” Feature on your Instagram Reels section, you can ensure that you’re watching reels only from the people that you have trusted enough to follow on Instagram.
What are the benefits of watching Reels from “People You Follow”?
By watching reels that are posted only by the people you follow on Instagram, You can ensure that you only consume relevant content that you expect from the people/businesses that you follow. This can also reduce your Average Screen time on Instagram.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Why am I seeing reels from people I don’t follow on Instagram?
Instagram’s algorithm recommends reels based on a user’s interests, engagement history, and followed accounts.
So, Reels from non-followed accounts can also appear if they align with past interactions or are deemed relevant.
How do I exclusively watch reels from people I follow on Instagram?
If you have a business account on Instagram, you can exclusively watch reels from accounts you follow by switching to the “Following” tab in the Reels section.
Will Instagram introduce a permanent setting to allow users to view reels exclusively from their followed accounts?
Instagram hasn’t made any official announcements regarding such a setting. However, considering the increasing demand from users, it’s possible that they might implement it in the future.
Are there any reliable third-party apps that can assist in viewing reels only from people I follow on Instagram?
No, Until now, there is no availability of such third-party apps that can assist in viewing reels only from people you follow on Instagram.
However, Instagram’s business account holders can view reels only from their followers using the platform’s built-in feature.
After my usage of this feature and researching and testing it for hours, I found that this feature is currently available only for business accounts, and they don’t have any plans to make this feature available for the use of the general public.
As the use of this feature can keep you concentrated only from the people that you follow, This feature can benefit Businesses to stay focused on what they need to know.
However, Making this feature available to the general public can help them reduce their Screen Time on Instagram, So I think Instagram won’t be taking such a risk.
I hope I have answered your every possible question, And feel free to comment if you have any further questions regarding this feature.
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