You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Instagram Changes Feed Order Despite Resistance From Users

Instagram is changing the way it is displaying photos to its users: Instead of simply showing every photo in reverse-chronological order, Instagram will soon use algorithms to figure out which photos individual users would like to see, and display those photos more prominently.

The Facebook-owned video service announced the changes Friday on its blog. “On average, people miss 70 percent of their feeds. It’s become harder to keep up with all the photos and videos people share as Instagram has grown,” the post reads.

Instagram had first announced its plans for an algorithmic feed in March, and since tested it with a subset of users. “We found that people are liking photos more, commenting more and generally engaging with the community in a more active way,” the company said about these tests. It now wants to bring the new feed to all of its users in the coming month.

However, not everyone is on board with an algorithmic Instagram feed. Some of the service’s users launched a petition against the changes in March, and were able to since gather more than 337,000 signatures for their cause.

More Digital

  • YouTube terminates Toy Freaks

    YouTube Terminates Toy Freaks Channel Amid Broader Crackdown on Disturbing Kids' Content

    Instagram is changing the way it is displaying photos to its users: Instead of simply showing every photo in reverse-chronological order, Instagram will soon use algorithms to figure out which photos individual users would like to see, and display those photos more prominently. The Facebook-owned video service announced the changes Friday on its blog. “On average, […]

  • Liza Koshy

    Liza Koshy to Star in YouTube Red Comedy Series 'Liza on Demand' Premiering in 2018

    Instagram is changing the way it is displaying photos to its users: Instead of simply showing every photo in reverse-chronological order, Instagram will soon use algorithms to figure out which photos individual users would like to see, and display those photos more prominently. The Facebook-owned video service announced the changes Friday on its blog. “On average, […]

  • Dwyane Wade

    NBA Star Dwyane Wade Has His Own Facebook Reality Show

    Instagram is changing the way it is displaying photos to its users: Instead of simply showing every photo in reverse-chronological order, Instagram will soon use algorithms to figure out which photos individual users would like to see, and display those photos more prominently. The Facebook-owned video service announced the changes Friday on its blog. “On average, […]

  • Still from Google Spotlight Stories' short

    Google Spotlight Stories Releases VR Short 'Sonaria' With Steam, Viveport, Mobile App

    Instagram is changing the way it is displaying photos to its users: Instead of simply showing every photo in reverse-chronological order, Instagram will soon use algorithms to figure out which photos individual users would like to see, and display those photos more prominently. The Facebook-owned video service announced the changes Friday on its blog. “On average, […]

  • Dana Walden American Idol

    Fox's Dana Walden Joins Hulu Board of Directors

    Instagram is changing the way it is displaying photos to its users: Instead of simply showing every photo in reverse-chronological order, Instagram will soon use algorithms to figure out which photos individual users would like to see, and display those photos more prominently. The Facebook-owned video service announced the changes Friday on its blog. “On average, […]

  • homepod-white-shelf

    Apple Delays HomePod Speaker Until Early 2018

    Instagram is changing the way it is displaying photos to its users: Instead of simply showing every photo in reverse-chronological order, Instagram will soon use algorithms to figure out which photos individual users would like to see, and display those photos more prominently. The Facebook-owned video service announced the changes Friday on its blog. “On average, […]

  • Jason Mojica Vice

    Vice Suspends Film Producer Jason Mojica Amid Sexual Harassment Investigation

    Instagram is changing the way it is displaying photos to its users: Instead of simply showing every photo in reverse-chronological order, Instagram will soon use algorithms to figure out which photos individual users would like to see, and display those photos more prominently. The Facebook-owned video service announced the changes Friday on its blog. “On average, […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content