Instagram Might Bring The Chronological Feed Back

By: Kary Bowser

March 14, 2018

Don’t you dare get our hopes up, Instagram!

Word on the street is Instagram is considering reverting back to showing posts in your feed in chronological order. The app, owned by Facebook, switched over to an algorithm-based feed in 2016.

That feed shows you posts that the algorithm has decided to display for you based on your interests (instead of showing you the most recent posts).

The rumors are swirling about a return ot the chronological feed after an Instagram employee (@jackharding) allegedly posted a video to his story that shows him testing the “new” chronological feed.

"Instagram back to chronological order. I wonder if this is good or bad news," @jackharding captioned the post. He later clarified that he is an employee of Instagram, and he was testing a beta version of the app. 

I understand that change is necessary in life and as humans we eventually adapt. The algorithm has done a good job at showing me content from the people that I love "stalking" the most. 

However, it would be nice to at least have the option to see what my friends are up to in chronological order.