If you follow lots of people on Instagram, chances are you’re not seeing most of their posts — unless you’re refreshing the page every two minutes instead of working. According to Instagram, people miss on average 70 percent of their feeds. That’s why the company is doing something about it. In a recent blog post, Instagram announced it will change the order of feeds to show moments users care about most. It’s just like the algorithm Facebook uses to ensure that you’re not bombarded by that random acquaintance from high school’s incessant baby photos. This is as exciting as when Instagram announced users could directly upload portrait and landscape photos.
“The order of photos and videos in your feed will be based on the likelihood you’ll be interested in the content, your relationship with the person posting and the timeliness of the post… all the posts will still be there, just in a different order,” Instagram says.
The photo-sharing app didn’t reveal the exact date this is happening, but said we can expect the change to roll out “in the coming months.” This week, Instagram unveiled another change you may have noticed — listing exact dates on photos rather than “52 weeks ago,” for example. The feature will be unveiled gradually to users, so if you don’t already have it, just sit tight.
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