March 17th, 2016
Instagram Is Changing the Way You See Posts
Photo sharing app, Instagram, recently announced plans to change the way you see posts on the platform. It will soon be introducing an algorithm which will rank photos to show content that it “believes you care about the most.”
At the moment, posts are displayed in chronological order so that users can see the most recent updates first on their feed.
With more than 80 million photos being shared on the platform each day, it is no wonder that our stories are getting lost. Instagram claims that the average person misses 70% of their feed because there is so much content shared on the site.
The company, which is owned by Facebook, said in a blog post; “To improve your experience, your feed will soon be ordered to show the moments we believe you will care about the most.”
“The order of photos and videos in your feed will be based on the likelihood you’ll be interested in the content, your relationship with the person posting and the timeliness of the post. As we begin, we’re focusing on optimizing the order — all the posts will still be there, just in a different order.”
It seems that not everyone is happy with Instagram’s latest plans. Since the announcement, a petition has been signed by over 100,000 people, calling for the company to keep the app the way it is.
They are not the only social media platform to come under fire for these type of plans. When it was reported earlier this year that Twitter would be scrapping the chronological layout, users were outraged and the hashtag #RIPTwitter began to trend on the site.
There is no date set for when the changes will be made but it’s expected that it could be in the next few months.< Back to Blog