Okay ladies, we’re going to set up a scenario for you that you might already know all too well: You’re scoping out that upcoming Bumble date on Instagram before this week’s meet-up. As you scroll down (probably too far down), you come across a photo of your date and their ex. Interesting. It’s from 138 weeks ago. BUT WHAT DOES THAT MEAN? Math is hard. We get it. Thankfully Instagram has finally come to the same realization.


The photo sharing app recently unveiled a much-needed update that will now show you the exact date a user posted a photo (think March 14, 2015 as opposed to 52 weeks ago). Like the account swapping update, this is a feature that appears to be unveiling slowly across their user base. If you don’t see it right this second, you may need to keep a calculator handy for just a little while longer.

If you frequent the web version of Instagram, patience also appears to be key here. The social media platform used to display exact dates on the web, but changed it to a weekly count awhile back to stay so as to remain cohesive with the app. However, if they’re keeping with that idea, it’s looking as though they’ll revert to their old system soon.

This is all great news, but please remember — tap too hard, and you can still accidentally like those 230-week old photos (unless you’re using Instasnoop) and really, there’s no coming back from that.

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