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Get notified when your favorite Instagram users post photos

Instagram added the ability to receive push notifications when someone you follow posts a photo.

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Any day now, Instagram will rearrange your feed so that it shows you what posts it thinks you'll find the most interesting first.

Instagram hopes the change will prevent you from missing posts you care about. But judging by the latest deluge of Instagram posts, many users (especially popular ones) are worried the new algorithm will bury their posts.

If you want to make sure you don't miss posts from your favorite Instagrammers, you can push notifications whenever a user you like posts a photo.

How to get notified whenever someone posts an Instagram photo

Screenshot by Matt Elliott/CNET

To get push notifications for someone you follow on Instagram:

  • Open his or her profile page and then tap the triple-dot button in the upper-right corner. Then from the menu, tap Turn on Post Notifications.