After a long time of toying with the idea , Instagram today finally announced the impending change that a lot of users dreaded. Instagram from today will start rolling out algorithmic feed world wide. This change is set to mirror the likes of Facebook where priority is given to certain posts over others. Instagram’s chronological feed of seeing posts depending on the time at which they were posted has been one of the majorly appreciated features of the photo sharing app, especially by photographers.
The news was made official via the the Instagram blog. The company also made a few efforts to put a positive spin on things citing that ” On average, people miss 70 percent of their feeds” therefore necessitating this change. Going on about the change, the company said, “Over the past few months, we brought this new way of ordering posts to a portion of the community, and we found that people are liking photos more, commenting more and generally engaging with the community in a more active way.”
Earlier this month a petition had been launched on change.org to #KeepInstagramChronological and has already been signed by close to 338,000 users.
The change is seen as a way for Instagram to generate more revenue, especially just days after the company announced that it was adding the ability to promote posts.
The change will be rolled out to all users across the globe by the end of the month with users in New Zealand and Australia already reporting on the new feature being rolled out on their feeds.
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