With Instagram quickly becoming Australia’s favourite form of social media, it’s finally decided to take action on the feature most complained about from users; the algorithm.
People are actually pretty torn with this one.
Some get insanely frustrated over Instagram prioritising popular posts or what it thinks you want to see first, which consequently results in the same pictures popping up at the top of your feed.
Others prefer the prioritised feed over a chronological one, with any posts you are more likely to care about displayed over posts you are more likely to scroll past, creating a more personal user experience.
Well NOW, the argument could finally be over.
Instagram has today announced it is trialling a ‘New Posts’ feature “that lets you choose when you want to refresh, rather than it happening automatically.
“Tap the button and you’ll be taken to new posts at the top of feed — don’t tap, and you’ll stay where you are. We hope this makes browsing Instagram much more enjoyable.”
Finally, an option for both!
“With these changes, your feed will feel more fresh, and you won’t miss the moments you care about. So if your best friend shares a selfie from her vacation in Australia, it will be waiting for you when you wake up.”
Obviously, that last part mentioning in Australia makes us a little concerned that this change is just being tested overseas, but it’s very likely they’ve just used our beautiful country as an example for an epic holiday as well as a nation full of people who will also receive this change.
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