Instagram is finally meeting our demands of a chronological news feed; kind of!

Instagram says it just wants your feed to look more “fresh”.

  • Published: March 23, 2018 6:00 PM IST

Finally and fortunately, Instagram has heard the ultimate demand of its users. Well, sort of! After months of users begging for it, Instagram announced that it is making an adjustment to the way the platform’s news feed works.

Instagram said in a blog that it is aware that users were unhappy with the order in which posts appear on the feed, and that it is now making some changes to correct that. “Today we’re introducing changes to give you more control over your feed and ensure the posts you see are timely,” the post said. Chronological feed all the way!

However, before you take total solace in this piece of news, let us also mention what this “adjustment” exactly means! As Instagram mentions in the blog, the changes will come in a few forms.

To begin with, Instagram plans to introduce a “New Posts” button to the app, which will basically let you decide when you want to refresh the feed and when you don’t. Currently, everytime you go to the top of your feed, Instagram refreshes it to the newer posts. After the change, only when you select the option to show new posts will the feed refresh, else the feed remains as is.

The second change that comes is that from now on newer posts will appear first in the news feeds. This is what will somewhat meet are chronological needs. Why do we say somewhat? Well, Instagram says that you should not exactly consider this is a return to the chronological order; this has been done to give users more control in the app and make posts visible in a more timely manner.

“With these changes, your feed will feel more fresh, and you won’t miss the moments you care about,” the blog post read.

It still remains to be seen exactly when this will roll out to everyone and how it will change the experience of scrolling through Instagram. The company noted that more changes are coming, and they’ll make further announcements down the road.

  • Published Date: March 23, 2018 6:00 PM IST