Instagram on Wednesday announced favorite and following, two chronological news feed options for users on the service. These feed options will allow users to view recent posts from accounts they follow on the platform, in the order they were posted. The service said users will be able to easily switch between both the Favorites and Following feeds — and go back to the default Home feed which shows ranked posts and suggested posts in non-chronological order. You’ll find more details on exactly what you’ll see in the Favorites and following feeds.
The Meta-owned service revealed that users who choose to follow the feed will see posts from accounts they follow on the service. These will be displayed in chronological order, showing users the latest posts from their friends. The default Instagram ‘Home’ feed is designed to show users’ ranked posts in a non-chronological order, based on a variety of factors including interactions with accounts, user activity, information about the post, and the person who uploaded it. is affected by. Instagram, which was launched in 2010, switched to a ranking feed in March 2016.
Instagram users will also have access to a new Favorites feed that allows users to view posts from specific accounts, such as their best friends or their favorite creators. Users will be able to add up to 50 accounts to their favorites list, which can be modified later. Instagram said users won’t be notified when you add and remove them from your favorites list. While posts from these users will be displayed in chronological order, Instagram also revealed that these accounts will be shown higher when users go back to the default, non-chronological home feed.
There were favorite and following feeds first seen Feature tracker by Alessandro Paluzzi in September, but the feature was not rolled out to users at the time. Gadgets 360 was able to verify that the feature was enabled and working on iOS earlier on Wednesday.
To switch to the new following and favorite feeds, Instagram users can tap Instagram in the top left corner of the app on the home feed, then tap either. Following either favorite, harness favorite Will ask first time users to add accounts to a list, by tapping add favorite alternative. Users can go back to the ranked feed at any time by tapping on Following either favorite More selection at the top of the screen House,
Instagram initially offered a stream of photos in chronological order when it was launched in 2010. However, as more users started joining the service, it became difficult for users to see all the posts they followed, according to the company. Last year, the company revealed That as of 2016, users were missing 70 percent of all posts in their feed, prompting the development of a ranked feed in March 2016. Instagram told Gadgets 360 that it would not default users to the new chronological feed, as its research showed that people were more satisfied with the ranked feed.