Instagram has finally brought back the chronological feed
The new update actually brings two additional feed options to Instagram.
Early last month, Instagram boss Adam Mosseri spoke in a senate hearing about a new update to the platform that will bring back the chronological feed. Now, the company has made that promise come true with two new feed options, Favorites, and Following, that can be displayed chronologically.
Mosseri uploaded a video to Twitter to let users know about the upcoming updates to their feeds. Instagram feeds will soon feature three different options for how users want them to be displayed.
The first option is Home, which is Instagram as we know it today. This is the algorithmic Instagram feed that ranks content based on popularity and interest. The Home feed is constantly evolving, and Mosseri says the Home feed will have “more and more recommendations over time.”
Then there are Favorites, which contains a list of your closest friends and family that you can set up. Favorites lets you choose exactly which profiles you want to see and displays their posts in chronological order.
It sounds like a great feed option to help you keep up with the people and pages that are most important to you.
And lastly, there’s the Following option, which displays posts and content only from people you are following.
Like Favorites, the Following feed will also be displayed in chronological order, so you can keep up with content from people you are following as it is published.
Mosseri says that the new feeds are already being tested with some Instagram users, and more people should start seeing the options over the next couple of weeks.
Personally, I think the changes to Instagram’s feeds sound really good. They give people the option to see content chronologically from people that they want to see, while also maintaining the discoverability of the original Home feed.
I’ll be curious to see how users feel about the changes once they get rolled out to everyone.
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