Remember back when Instagram had a chronological feed? When you’d open the app and see the most recent photos and not what Insta thought you wanted to see?
Well, you might be happy to learn those good old days are back. Sort of.
Instagram announced this week it’s most recent update includes changes to make your scrolling experience a lot more like it used to be back before they first messed with their algorithm in 2016.
We are genuinely excited about this change. Post continues.
And that includes showing us newer posts. Here’s the exact statement:
“Based on your feedback, we’re also making changes to ensure that newer posts are more likely to appear first in the feed. With these changes, your feed will feel more fresh, and you won’t miss the moments you care about.”
So, while they’re not saying our feeds will be outright chronological again, they’re going to be a lot more chronological – which those of us who have been complaining for years are taking as a win.
The Facebook-owned social media platform also announced its fixing the number two problem most users complain about. That is, the moment when Instagram decides to refresh your feed without your permission.
The Mamamia Out Loud team confess the embarrassing things we do on Instagram to impress our following. Post continues.
“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.”
Sounds good to us.