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How to Connect With People That You Know on Instagram

by Gordan Perisic
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As you know, Instagram is one of the most popular social media apps on the market so there is a deluge of people using it. Therefore, in this sea of users, it is important to find and connect with the people that you know. Instagram has implemented a few features to accomplish this like contact syncing, Facebook syncing, a special find people page, and the “who you might know on Instagram” feature.

If you are wondering what does “who you might know on Instagram” mean, this tutorial will explain everything as well as the other connect features.

Table of Contents:

What Does the “Who You Might Know on Instagram” Notification Mean?

This is one of Instagram latest features that help you connect with people that you may know on Instagram. The option appears in your notifications and will periodically recommend users on Instagram that you share something with. It is based on a complicated algorithm that takes into account elements that you share with that person.

The recommended people you will receive notifications about are usually based on some link you have with them. They might be your friends on Facebook, contacts, they might have a lot of common followers, they might engage with similar Posts, Reels or Stories that you do, etc.

Instagram Notifications

At any rate, you can utilize the feature by tapping on your notifications and then hitting the Follow button if you want to follow that person. You can also, of course, ignore the notification, Instagram’s algorithm is not always perfect.

How to Use the Discover People Page

Another useful tool in finding users you might know is this social page that you can access in your profile settings. It will list a lot of users in a sort of “You Might Know Them” collection. The people on this list might also be your Facebook friends or contacts if you have enabled these features. But similarly to the previous entry, the Discover People feature is based on the Instagram algorithm and the app arranges people in the likelihood you might know them. 

To access this list, follow these steps:

  • Open the Instagram app and go to your profile by tapping on your profile picture in the lower right.
  • Select the three horizontal lines in the top right.
  • Choose the Discover people option at the bottom.
3. Choose Discover people in Instagram app
  • A list of the people you might know will show up and you can slide the screen down with your finger to browse.
4. Discover people in Instagram app
  • Lastly, hit the Follow button next to the name of someone you want to follow.
5. Follow people in Instagram app

The Discover People page is a great way to connect with users who might share something with you. The list is not always perfect but it is a great place to start building your followers.

Final Remarks

As you can see, together with contact and Facebook syncing, there are numerous ways to find people you might know on Instagram. If you are starting out, following people you may know is the best way to build your followers. The Discover People page will constantly be updated so feel free to check it out once in a while and see if there are any interesting people there.

We hope today’s Instagram smartphone guide has helped you in some way. If you are interested in more social media articles check out our TikTok, Facebook, and other Instagram tutorials.

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