Instagram gets worse with dark patterns lifted from TikTok

  • The first thing I noticed was that I could no longer mute or unmute videos — sorry, Reels — by tapping on them.
  • One last little thing Instagram does is, when you reach the end of your organic content, the bottom half of the screen is the top half of an algo post. I can’t remember when this started, but it kind of gives the lie to this idea that they want you to take a break when you’re “all caught up.

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