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Instagram to optimize your feeds in order of their importance to you

Instagram to optimize your feeds in order of their importance to you
In the near future, a change is going to be made to your Instagram app. You will find that without doing a thing, your feeds will be optimized. This means that the photos and videos that comprise your feeds will be put in order based on what Instagram thinks you would find more interesting.

Why do this? According to the Facebook-owned picture and video sharing site, users miss a whopping 70% of their feeds. As more and more friends, family and contacts join the site, that represents more and more things that you might never see. By putting those feeds that might be more important to you first, it improves the odds that you will see them.

The order will be based on your relationship with the person sending a post, and how timely it is. Also, the content of a picture or video carries a lot of weight in determining its placement in your feed.

Instagram admits that it might not get this right at first, and reiterates that you won't lose any pictures or videos from those you follow. "All the posts will still be there," says Instagram, "just in a different order."

"The order of photos and videos in your feed will be based on the likelihood you’ll be interested in the content, your relationship with the person posting and the timeliness of the post. As we begin, we’re focusing on optimizing the order — all the posts will still be there, just in a different order.

If your favorite musician shares a video from last night’s concert, it will be waiting for you when you wake up, no matter how many accounts you follow or what time zone you live in. And when your best friend posts a photo of her new puppy, you won’t miss it.

We’re going to take time to get this right and listen to your feedback along the way. You’ll see this new experience in the coming months."-Instagram

source: Instagram via WindowsCentral

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posted on 15 Mar 2016, 19:57 5

1. baldilocks (Posts: 830; Member since: 14 Dec 2008)

I like them the way they are. In order. Much easier to search. Facebook has already ruined their own timeline..

posted on 15 Mar 2016, 20:01 5

2. Ahovking (Posts: 711; Member since: 03 Feb 2015)

Seriously... TF?!

There was a time when like instagram.. you can see what was recently posted and go back.. like a big timeline.. now thanks to Facebooks "optimized" joke of a feed, i no longer see people's status and all i see is a sea of peoples being tag in posts and videos my friends like that i might like... its a joke... i can hope onto my best friends profile see he uploaded a status 2 hours ago and yet will never see it on my feed while my feed is full of recommended and posts made yesterday?

Its Facebooks "optimized" feed is the reason why i stop using facebook as my main platform...

Now facebook has decided to spread the cancer.

posted on 15 Mar 2016, 20:11 1

3. Adreno (banned) (Posts: 755; Member since: 12 Mar 2016)

Poses no problem to me, as I've ditched Instagram long ago.

posted on 16 Mar 2016, 10:46 1

7. 0kax0el0 (Posts: 220; Member since: 15 Nov 2012)

That seems to be the answer, their algorithms to determine what we want to see are just wrong. And in the facebook app, even when you navigate through recents you get to miss some post that the app decides not to show.

posted on 15 Mar 2016, 20:38

4. Gaurav008 (Posts: 328; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)

Couldn't agree more.

posted on 15 Mar 2016, 22:29 3

5. nodes (Posts: 761; Member since: 06 Mar 2014)

at least make it an option.
i'm not following 1K accounts, i just follow people i care about, so this algorithm-based order would mess it up for me.

posted on 16 Mar 2016, 03:02

6. Adreno (banned) (Posts: 755; Member since: 12 Mar 2016)

Then simply ditch it, already!

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