Instagram Listened! The Chronological Feed Is Coming Back

No more looking at pictures of three day old brunches

Instagram Listened! The Chronological Feed Is Coming Back

by Phoebe Parke |

It’s the news we’ve all been waiting for, after months of petitioning, memes and aggy tweets, Instagram has finally agreed to bring back our chronological feed!

Well, kind of.

Two things are happening: Instagram is changing the algorithm so that newer posts are more likely to end up first on your feed – it won’t be just like it was before, but the feed will include more recent posts than it does now.

And secondly, there will be a ‘New Posts’ button which will take you to things posted recently, or you can choose to keep seeing the mix of old and new that you see now AKA your work mates brunch and a Kim Kardashian flat tummy shake ad from 6 days ago right next to each other.

‘Based on your feedback, we’re also making changes to ensure that newer posts are more likely to appear first in feed,’ said the Instagram announcement on their official blog.

‘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.’

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It's about time Instagram did something, no one ever understood why they got rid of the chronological feed anyway - people go to Instagram for an ‘in the moment’ experience – that’s the whole reason the app didn’t let you schedule posts for ages (you can now only do so through third party apps) because it was INSTAgram.

To add insult to injury Instagram kept bringing out annoying new features (like showing when you were last online) instead of just fixing what everyone was complaining about.

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This article originally appeared on The Debrief.

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