Is Instagram Changing Our Feeds Back to Chronological Order?

By Kara Straight  |  03/23/2018

Social Media - Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Skype

Tired of looking like a creep by liking day-old posts on Instagram? Because, yeah; same.

Thankfully, it seems as if the app has heard our prayers and will be bringing our feeds back to chronological order (maybe).

Back in March of 2016, Instagram decided to throw everyone for a loop when it first introduced its new algorithm. Instead of showing posts in chronological order, the new algorithm began showing posts in order based on popularity on one's feed.

Just when we thought things would never be the same, Instagram decided to switch things up on us again.

On Thursday (Mar. 22), Instagram announced in a press release that some new features are on the way. Those features include a "New Posts" option, as well as what's described as a "more fresh" feed. Kevin Weil, Instagram's Vice President of Product, shared the press release to Twitter.

"We’ve heard it can feel unexpected when your feed refreshes and automatically bumps you to the top. So today we’re testing a 'New Posts' button that lets you choose when you want to refresh, rather than it happening automatically," Instagram wrote. "Based on your feedback, we’re also making changes to ensure that newer posts are more likely to appear first in feed. With these changes, your feed will feel more fresh, and you won’t miss the moments you care about."

Although they didn't flat out confirm anything, it sure sounds to us like they are bringing the algorithm back to chronological order.

So there you have it. If you ever feel like your whining or nagging is getting you no where, at least the Instagram execs are listening.