More changes coming to Instagram; users can now decide when to refresh their feed

More changes coming to Instagram; users can now decide when to refresh their feed
Instagram continues to make changes to its app. Yesterday, we told you that the picture and video sharing platform was giving users the ability to add hashtag and profile links to their bios. Today, Instagram is starting to rollout a "New Posts" button to subscribers' screens. Tapping the button refreshes the feed on demand, instead of it happening automatically. Users will be taken to new posts at the top of their feeds. Instagram says that many subscribers complained about the jarring way that their feeds were updated without warning. No longer will that occur since the option to refresh now belongs to the owner of an Instagram account.

Another change will make sure that newer posts go straight to the top of a user's Instagram feed. According to the Facebook-owned app, doing this will make sure that feeds remain fresh. It also should prevent users from missing those posts that are near and dear to their hearts.

And we can expect more new features ahead. Instagram says that over the next few months, it will be revealing more changes and improvements.

source: Instagram



1. blkatfirstsight

Posts: 39; Member since: Mar 05, 2018

One of the best things I ever did was delete my IG account. Once you see one IG model you have seen all one billion of them. Once you have seen one plate of food you have seen all one trillion of them. There is nothing exciting about IG but this is my personal opinion.


Posts: 445; Member since: Nov 21, 2016

Okay... I still use it to catch up with old friends,, see what they're up to, and slide in dm's. Who said you have to browse the explore page?

3. pecapello

Posts: 107; Member since: Feb 19, 2015

Oh man I wish I was like you guys... somedays I spend over 3 hours just in the explorer page scrolling like it's the last day of my life hahaha I know I'm an addicted

4. libra89

Posts: 2298; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

This (I don't slide in dms though, but the other things yes). I never open explore unless I'm looking for a certain user. I'm good with my feed made up of friends, accounts I choose to follow and doses of inspiration.

* Some comments have been hidden, because they don't meet the discussions rules.

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit for samples and additional information.