Tuesday, March 26, 2024

Filter Political Noise on Instagram with This Simple Trick

Tired of endless political posts on Instagram? Learn how to easily turn political content on or off and customize your social media experience.

By Rodger Mansfield, Technology Editor
March 26, 2024

Ever find yourself scrolling through Instagram wishing you could escape the barrage of political posts? 

Do divisive opinions and election news sometimes make your social media experience less enjoyable?  

Here's a Cool Tip.  Customize how much (or how little) political content you see on Instagram.
Let's dive into how to take control of your Instagram feed.

Here's how to do it.
  1. Open the Instagram app on your mobile device.
  2. Navigate to your profile by tapping your profile picture in the bottom right corner.
  3. Tap the three horizontal lines in the top right corner to access the Settings menu.
  4. Select "Settings".
  5. Choose "Content Preferences".
  6. Tap on "Political Content".
  7. Choose your preference:
    • "Limit political content from people you don't follow" (reduces the amount of political content)
    • "Don't Limit political content from people you don't follow" (shows the normal amount of political content)
  8. By default, Instagram limits political content.

Instagram Political Content Setting
fig. 1 - Instagram Political Content Setting

This setting allows you to curate a feed that better aligns with your interests and helps you avoid content you find draining or stressful.

You can reduce your exposure to potentially divisive or upsetting information.

But limiting exposure could create an echo chamber,  

It's important to supplement your social media with diverse news sources to get a well-rounded perspective.

If an upcoming election is causing heightened political discussion on your feed, the "Limit" options can offer temporary respite.

The Power is Yours

With these simple steps, you gain greater control over your Instagram experience. 

Remember, you can change your settings at any time to reflect your current needs.

Have you customized your Instagram political content settings? 

Share your experiences in the comments!



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