I’m pretty sure that all of us are sick of Instagram and its ads, people we don’t follow, and dumb Reels all over the place. But there’s a way to make it nearly as fun to use as it used to be. No, silly, of course Meta will never make Instagram great again. But the OG App just might.
This new app lets you back to basics: it removes a gazillion of ads you’re now seeing everywhere, as well as other unnecessary and irrelevant content that appears on your Feed. It’s almost as Instagram was while we still liked it.
The OG app is basically a copy of Instagram, but it lets you filter what you see in your Feed, create custom feeds, remove reels, ads, suggested content, and more. You can tailor your Feed to match your interests instead of letting Instagram unsuccessfully guess what you’d like. If you don’t want Tinstatok, you can turn Reels off as well – at least those that Instagram constantly imposes on you. Instead, you’ll only see the short-form videos from the people you actually follow. What I personally find the most appealing is the possibility to remove ads.
Since the OG App is still new, there are still some bugs to be fixed. As Digital Trends reports, some users have experienced issues logging in. I personally tried it because I’m curious, but I never got an SMS code to even get to the login tab. Note that the app requires you to log in with your Instagram details, so that’s something to be aware of. However, The OG App promises that it doesn’t view your password or other data because the entire login process happens through Instagram. So, if you’d like to test it out, it’s already available on Google Play Store and Apple Store. If you manage to log in, feel free to tell us what you think.
[via Digital Trends]