Popular image-sharing app Instagram is once again changing the way posts appear on your feed.
The app returns to its roots by chronologically prioritising new posts.
Users can now view fresh content rather than images posted a couple of days ago, the Independent reports. The move harkens back to the early days of Instagram when users could see posts according to the time they were posted.
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While the update will put new posts first, it will not get rid of the algorithmic feed – which highlights content based on their popularity, even if they were posted days ago. Since its implementation, Instagram received fierce criticism over the ‘algorithmic feed’ after old photos showed up on users’ Instagram feeds. The new update will promote newer posts which means old pictures will appear less.
“Based on your feedback, we’re also making changes to ensure that newer posts are more likely to appear first in the feed,” it wrote in a blog post.
“With these changes, your feed will feel fresher, 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.”
The company also suggested that more changes will be coming soon.