How to edit the Explore section of Instagram

Instagram is your favorite social network and, by now, you make a daily use of it. However, you cannot understand why in the Explore section of the famous photographic social network you are shown content that is not particularly in line with your interests. In this regard, you would like to understand if there is the possibility to intervene and customize this section, to make it really in line with your interests.

How do you say? This is exactly how things are and, therefore, are you wondering how to change the Explore section of Instagram ? If so, you will be happy to know that you have just landed on the right guide! In the next chapters of this tutorial, in fact, I will explain what are the operations you can do to “improve” the Instagram algorithm and indirectly customize the Explore section, so that you are shown photos and videos more similar to those you you already appreciate.

So if you can’t wait to get started, sit down comfortably and just take a few minutes of free time. Read carefully the procedures that I am about to provide you and you will see that, by putting them into practice, you will easily and quickly succeed in the intent you have proposed. Let it bet? At this point, all I have to do is wish you a good read and a good time!


  • Preliminary information
  • How to change Instagram’s Explore
    • Search for content of interest
    • Interact with content
    • Follow users
    • Hide uninteresting content

Preliminary information

Before explaining how to edit the Explore section of Instagram, I need to give you some useful preliminary information about it.

First of all, you must know that the well-known photographic social network does not allow you to directly modify the Explore section, as this is automatically regulated by its algorithm, which shows by default a series of contents based on the popularity and interests of the user; however, it is possible to carry out a series of operations that prove to be very effective in “taming” the algorithm.

In fact, as I will explain in detail in the next chapters, by performing actions within the social network and interacting with the published content it is possible to help the Instagram algorithm by suggesting which contents are of interest to you, in order to see similar ones shown. in the Explore section. To learn more about how to proceed, read on.

How to change Instagram’s Explore

As anticipated, to indirectly change the contents displayed in the Explore section of Instagram you need to give a clear signal to the photographic social network, indicating which contents or the type of same you want to see in the section dedicated to popular contents.

All you have to do is, therefore, in general, interact with the published posts and with the users. Furthermore, you can also act by manually hiding content that, on the contrary, you do not find interesting. Here are all the details.

Search for content of interest

If in the Explore section of Instagram you are shown content that is not in line with your interests, the problem is, as mentioned, due to the algorithm of the social network, which was not able to identify the target audience for the your profile.

The first thing you can do to fix it is to go and look for the content that you would like to see most within Instagram. To do this, you can act through the social network app for Android and iOS or from a PC, by connecting to the official Instagram site . At this point, press on the magnifying glass and then press on the search bar located at the top.

Once this is done, in the search engine, search for the profile of a user you are interested in (typing their username), or for a specific term or a hashtag . Once you have identified, among the search results, the profile or content of your interest, click on it to view it.

Now, click on the individual posts , to view everything that interests you and, moreover, if there were any stories , I suggest you look at those too, by clicking on the profile image of the user who created them.

Interact with content

If you have identified the Instagram contents most in line with your interests, in addition to viewing them, it is very important that you interact with them, as performing this operation allows you to give a clear signal to the social network algorithm.

So, after viewing a content of your interest, interact with it using the many tools made available by Instagram. For example, press the heart- shaped icon to put ” like “, press the cartoon- shaped icon to write a comment , or use the airplane icon to send the content in question in private Instagram messages to another user.

Finally, if you want to save a published post, press the bookmark icon to find it in the saved items section of Instagram.

Follow users

Another strong signal of interest that you can use, to “refine” the Instagram algorithm, is to follow users who publish content in line with your interests.

Therefore, after identifying a user’s profile, all you have to do to follow him is to press the Follow button , in order to immediately start seeing the content he publishes.

In the case of a private profile , you can only send the request to start following it: the contents published on the profile of the user in question will be shown to you only if your request is accepted.

Hide uninteresting content

Through the Instagram app for smartphones you can also hide the contents that you are not interested in, in order to indicate in a more specific way to the social network algorithm what you do not want to see or that you want to be shown less.

To do this, locate, through the Explore section (the magnifying glass icon ) a post that you are not interested in viewing, then tap on it, press the icon (…) and, finally, in the menu that comes to you shown, presses on the item I don’t care . Useful, right?

Repeat all these procedures regularly and you will see that the Explore section of Instagram will begin to become much more relevant to your real interests.


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