When Instagram first launched, your feed would basically show posts based on when it was uploaded, with the latest post being at the top and older posts further down. Instagram later changed this where they started to display posts based on an algorithm of what they think you might like.
This is largely based on how you interact with those accounts, so if there is an account you like or comment more on, then those posts will be at the top, and so on. However, if you miss the good old chronological feed, Instagram has announced that it will be returning in the form of “Favorites”.
We heard you loud and clear — chrono is back! 🚨
Two new chronological views have been added to your Feed. Tap “Instagram” on the top left of your app to switch between Favorites and Following. pic.twitter.com/737vVmo9aV
— Instagram (@instagram) March 23, 2022
Basically this list of “Favorites” is a curated list where you can add accounts you are more interested in to the list. According to Instagram, posts in your Favorites feed will be chronological, meaning you see accounts that you might be more interested in, like maybe friends or family.
If you want to go back to your regular feed, you can select the “Following” section which will take you back to the original feed based on Instagram’s algorithm. The update should already be rolling out to Instagram users, so check it out if this is something you’ve been waiting for.
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