Instagram decided it was time to make some changes in its algorithm, so that you will no longer see outdated posts first. This new algorithm should bring those newer posts up in the newsfeed, so you will no longer have to see things you no longer find relevant. This news comes to the delight of many users.
Instagram prepared a new algorithm
After Facebook purchased Instagram, the latter social media platform started getting more and more similar to its parent company. In 2016, it adopted Facebook’s strategy when it came to its news feed. This means it had started showing posts regardless of the time they were added, in a non-chronological order.
Just like you would have expected, users weren’t too happy when this happened. Mixing posts up left them confused and annoyed. The chances to see something that was no longer relevant were high, so they started to speak their mind. This was a good thing, as Instagram listened to it, and opted for a new algorithm.
The algorithm will bring newer posts up in the news feed
Instagram wrote on its blog about the changes the new algorithm will bring to the people. It also made sure it credited people for their contributions they offered through their valuable feedback. Here is what the company wrote on the blog:
“Based on your feedback, we’re also making changes to ensure that newer posts are more likely to appear first in feed.”
Instagram thinks this new algorithm will make the news feed a lot fresher. Instead of seeing posts they might have already seen, the platform will bring up whatever is new. This way, you’ll get the chance not to miss anything that your friends have posted, and will be up-to-date to all the news.
This new algorithm can teach us a lot of positive things. Instagram took action after its users complained about what they disliked. As a result, it could act and make the platform friendlier. More companies are likely to listen to the feedback brought by their users, so don’t hesitate to tell them what you don’t like. The new algorithm might bring some other changes as well, but Instagram currently keeps them a secret.
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