Instagram was just fine until the company decided to change the order in which photos showed up in your feed. Rather than appearing in chronological order, Instagram designed an algorithm that would show people what they cared about most. Needless to say, Instagram users haven’t been fond of the change, which was implemented all the way back in 2016.
The good news is Instagram is promising to introduce changes that make your feed better. In the future, Instagram says newer posts will appear first in your feed, though the company’s algorithmic approach will still remain. Instagram says the new changes are designed to make your feed “feel more fresh.”
In addition, the company is fixing one of the most frustrating aspect of browsing your feed.
“We’ve heard it can feel unexpected when your feed refreshes and automatically bumps you to the top,” the company wrote in a blog post. “So today we’re testing a “New Posts” button that lets you choose when you want to refresh, rather than it happening automatically.”
Once you press the “New Posts” button, you’ll be taken to the top of your feed. The feature will ensure you catch up on your feed without Instagram deciding when you should see what’s new.
These changes should go a long way toward improving the Instagram experience, which has felt a little too overwrought and too controlled as of late.
Instagram says more improvements are coming over the next few months, which means your feed is going to suck a lot less.