March 4, 2021
Instagram Reveals its Algorithm will Not Promote Reels with a TikTok Watermark

Instagram Tells Creators to Stop Posting Recycled TikTok Content to Reels

Instagram has issued new guidance for its creators and made clear that it does not want influencers to keep uploading TikTok videos to Reels…

The newest creator guidelines issued by Instagram on its @creators account reveals the company is making changes to its algorithm and how it recommends Reels to users. The recommendations include how to make content that’s more likely to be seen and promoted. The guidelines also include a warning against certain elements, which won’t qualify for the algorithm to boost.

Instagram Reveals its Algorithm will Not Promote Reels with a TikTok Watermark

The team says Reels creators should post vertical videos with music found in Instagram’s library or sounds already on Reels. The company also recommends posting videos other people can participate in, such as dance crazes, fun activities, as well as entertaining content. Instagram says that Reels covered by text, are blurry, or contain a watermark logo (like TikTok) won’t be recommended as frequently. Instagram spokesperson Devi Narasimhan explains:

“We’re building on what we’ve learned from Explore to recommend fun and entertaining videos in places like the Reels tab, and personalize the experience. We are getting better at using ranking signals that help us predict whether people will find a reel entertaining and whether we should recommend it.”

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