Changes to the Instagram timeline have been the hot topic on the Internet as of late. Today they have a couple new announcements that aim to meet the most frustrated users on their platform halfway.
In a post to their press blog, Instagram said they have heard the frustration. To partly meet the needs and wants of their most vocal users, they are now testing a “New Posts” button that will manually refresh a person’s feed and bring them to the top. Currently, when the app is opened it will automatically refresh the feed causing one to lose their place.
The second tweak that Instagram is making is to how to timeline is sorted altogether. They said that based on feedback they’ve heard, newer posts will now more likely show up on the feed first. One of the biggest turn-offs for many people is the non-chronological timeline because they miss what the people they have chosen to follow are posting, sometimes not seeing it pop up until a week later. This algorithm change seems to be a way towards resolving the frustration of the community while also keeping the ad buyers happy.
The blog post also mentions that more improvements to the timelines are coming in the next few months. What would you want to see them change? Let us know in the comments below.
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