Instagram to show new posts first, like it used to do before
Once upon a time in 2016, Instagram used to show posts in reverse chronological order. But then they updated their algorithm and it started showing posts it thinks you wanna see. Now in a press release, the company announced that they are changing the algorithm a bit and we will start to see newer posts on the feed first. Also, they are adding a “New Posts” button to manually refresh your feed rather the automatic refresh.
Today we’re introducing changes to give you more control over your feed and ensure the posts you see are timely.
We’ve heard it can feel unexpected when your feed refreshes and automatically bumps you to the top. So today we’re testing a “New Posts” button 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.
Based on your feedback, we’re also making changes to ensure that newer posts are more likely to appear first in feed. 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.
Over the next few months, we’ll be sharing more about improvements we’re making to feed. Our goal is to be the best place to share and connect with the people and interests that matter most to you.