Instagram Will Show More Recent Posts… Again.
Writer and Founder of CRTVCHURCH
B efore you lose your mind… Instagram is not bringing back the chronological feed.
As many hardcore users of Instagram know, Instagram switched from a chronological feed to one driven by algorithms in June 2016. This caused an absolute uproar among Instagram diehards. However, our voices might have been heard as Instagram announced on March 22nd, 2018 they are going to be giving more control to users as they are working to ensure that “more recent” posts will be filtered into feeds.
“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.’
Based on your feedback, we’re also making changes to ensure that newer posts are more likely to appear first in feed. With these changes, your feed will feel more fresh, and you won’t miss the moments you care about. So if your best friend shares a selfie from her vacation in Australia, it will be waiting for you when you wake up.”
Instagram continued by saying:
“Over the next few months, we’ll be sharing more about improvements we’re making to feed. Our goal is to be the best place to share and connect with the people and interests that matter most to you.”
While it is only a band-aid to the real problem haters have with the feed, it does at least begin to remedy the situation. One does have to wonder if Vero’s flash of popularity with their chronological feed is what really made Instagram rethink their previous feed design.
Only time tell. In the meantime, enjoy your “New Posts” button.
Nik is a content creator living in Orlando, Florida. In 2015, he and his wife, Lydia, founded CRTVCHURCH to bring fellow church creators together. You can hear Nik every week on the CRTVCHURCH Podcast.
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