Upcoming Instagram Changes Will Effect How You See Your Timeline

As a social media platform becomes popular, those behind it are always trying to figure out new ways to enhance the user experience. Instagram is the latest social media platform we can expect to see make a few changes.

Yesterday, Instagram announced over the next few months it would be testing out an algorithm-based feed instead of the chronological order we see our photos in now. An algorithm-based feed will put the photos and videos it thinks you want to see at the top of your feed. This is because according to Instagram, people miss 70 percent of what’s in their feed.

Instagram released a statement regarding the changes, saying, “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.”

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This algorithm-based feed sounds similar to the Explore page currently on Instagram, which shows you photos based on the people you follow and the photos you like. This feed change might also mean brands will have to be more savvy and creative when it comes to getting consumers’ attention. It also could be another way for the “popular kids” on Instagram to get their photos seen even more.

Twitter recently made an algorithm-change with putting older or popular tweets at the top of feeds, and it’s not so bad.

Who knows? We might grow to like these new Instagram changes.


Brittney Fennell

Brittney Fennell

Brittney is the Associate Editor of Jawbreaker and a writer who has goals to disrupt culture in ways unseen.