It’s Finally Happening: Instagram Is Changing Your Feed
There are so many reasons to love Instagram, from keeping up with the best Instas from Cannes or the latest in celebrity hair trends to celebrating the weekend by posting a #winestagram. Our Insta feed shows us real-time updates (currently organized in chronological order) on a simple interface. We’ve been preparing ourselves for some major changes for a while, though, since there have been talks of IG’s feed becoming more like its parent company Facebook’s feed (non-chronological) since March. Now, Instagram revealed that the dramatic change is closer than ever.
In a blog post yesterday, Instagram announced that they’ll be changing how the feed works with your next app update. Your feed will go from chronological (you know, instant) to based on what you like and interact with most — much like the “featured stories” that Facebook rolled out a while ago.
Apparently, Instagram has seen way more engagement with this approach, and almost convinced us to embrace the change by explaining, “With this new ordering you won’t miss your favorite band’s video after the concert, even if it took place across the world in a different time zone. And no matter how many accounts you follow, you should see your best friend’s latest posts.”
A lotta Insta users aren’t happy with this change, and we don’t blame them. At least with Facebook, there’s an option to click back to “most recent,” and ignore the default algorithm. While we don’t yet know how this will truly affect our use of the app, we’re definitely curious to see if it’s true that users miss almost 70 percent of their feeds in the current setup and if this new roll out will really change how we use the app.
Do you think the new Instagram feed is better or worse than before? Tell us @Britandco!
(h/t Mashable and featured image via Getty)
Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!