Instagram May Be Switching Your Timeline Back To Chronological Order

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Instagram May Be Switching Your Timeline Back To Chronological Order

The app is "introducing changes" this week.

Published March 23, 2018

Remember back in 2016 when Instagram switched up on us throwing our timeline’s out of chronological order? It was stressful to say the least.

Ever since the change users have been petitioning for Instagram to switch our TLs back, but with each update the social platform has made since, our feeds are still all over the place. Well…*drumroll*…it looks like they might be finally hearing us out. In a press release shared Thursday (Mar. 22), the app announced “changes to give you more control over your feed and ensure the posts you see are timely.”

“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.”

The app also announced a new “refresh feed” button that will keep your feed from automatically updating when it’s refreshed. Basically you’ll stop losing your place after scrolling for what seems like forever. Sounds promising, no?⠀⠀⠀


Written by BET Staff

(Photo: Oli Scarff/AFP/Getty Images)


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