It looks like Instagram wants to become more like Facebook. The social network recently announced that it would soon change the order of the posts you see so instead of a chronological order whereby you see the latest post first, it wants to show you what it thinks you should see first.
Similar to Facebook’s “top posts”, Instagram will reorder the photos and videos in your feed based on “the likelihood you’ll be interested in”. It will also take into consideration your relationship with the person posting, and the timeliness of the post. Instagram reassures that you will still see all the posts, but only in a different order.
I’ve never been a fan of Facebook’s algorithm – it always shows me news 24 hours after it has happened, so let’s keep our fingers crossed that Instagram’s algorithm will be more accurate. Instagram gave an example saying that:
If your favorite musician shares a video from last night’s concert, it will be waiting for you when you wake up, no matter how many accounts you follow or what time zone you live in. And when your best friend posts a photo of her new puppy, you won’t miss it.
The feature will be rolled out in the coming months. The social network says that they will pay attention to feedback in the process and only a small group of users will notice it at first. Do you want Instagram to reorder the posts in your feed?