If there was such a thing as an Instagram God, or a chronological order God, I think they well and truly do survive right now.
The photo sharing app has announced it’ll be making changes to its photo feed to ensure newer posts are more likely to appear first.
In other words, Instagram has finally realised that no one really cares about what Sue did three nights ago, because, well that’s OLD news.
We care about what’s happening NOW – in chronological order.
At the moment, Instagram’s feed shows post posts in a really random order, based on what it thinks you like the most.
The brand has finally listened to our very loud cries (or moans) all across social media that we want our old chronological order back.
While they’re not giving us exactly what we want, they are making steps to improve what we already have.
New Posts Feature Button
Instagram has also revealed a “New Posts” feature button that’ll allow all its users to choose when the page refreshes, rather than the app choosing it for you.
Why thank you, we’re actually allowed to make our own decisions on the app again!
Instagram posted the following statement on it’s blog page:
“Today we’re introducing changes to give you more control over your feed and ensure the posts you see are timely.
“We’ve heard it can feel unexpected when your feed refreshes and automatically bumps you to the top.
“So today we’re testing a “New Posts” button that lets you choose when you want to refresh, rather than it happening automatically.
‘Tap the button and you’ll be taken to new posts at the top of feed — don’t tap, and you’ll stay where you are. We hope this makes browsing Instagram much more enjoyable.”
The brand has said that it’ll begin to share more details about all the improvements it’s making to its feed in the next few months.