Instagram ‘Latest Posts’ feature may be coming soon

Instagram ‘Latest Posts’ feature may be coming soon
In 2016, Instagram drastically modified its feed algorithm. The change made Instagram’s feed seem like that of Facebook, as posts appeared based on an algorithm trying to determine what you would like. The post selection depended on a lot of factors, some of which the relationship between you and the post’s creator, the timing, the number of likes and comments and others. However, some people complained about it.

In consequence, on March 22, 2018, Instagram announced an update to improve its feed and give more control to users over it. In Instagram’s announcement, they stated that they have taken into consideration the users’ feedback regarding the desire for a feature in which newer posts are more likely to appear first in feed.

However, this did not bring back the chronological feed that people have been asking for ever since the change. Now, according to reverse engineering expert Jane Manchun Wong’s post on Twitter, Instagram is working on a “Latest posts” feature. The option to update your feed with posts you’ve missed will appear as a pop-up window, which you can choose to ignore if you wish. Wong states that it looks similar to the chronological feed, but it isn’t quite the same. Unfortunately, we don’t have information about the feature’s potential release date.

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8. geordie8t1

Posts: 343; Member since: Nov 16, 2015

when will they bring better management of followers/following, the current method is absolutely pathetic, having to open each individual contact to see if they follow you or not, it may be ok when you have a small contact list, but when you have 6000+ that becomes weeks of work, i like to remove old followers that dont interact or remove people that just follow for a week and then unfollow everyone, that in itself would massively clean my feeds up, and combine with the proper old chronological order would make instagram a better experience

5. rsiders

Posts: 2066; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

It's funny that many users of your platform give you feedback on a feature they miss IMMEDIATELY after you jack it up and it takes years to bring it back. It's funny.

4. CEDEOTB

Posts: 495; Member since: Nov 21, 2016

So much excuses, just give everyone chronological order back!

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