Instagram yesterday announced that it is revamping the app by introducing ‘Favourites’ and ‘Following’, two new ways for your feed to behave. The good news is, regardless of which option you take, your feed will display posts in chronological order again!
Shared by the Head of Instagram, Adam Mosseri via a Meta blogpost yesterday, the change is part of the platform’s initiative to give users more choice and control over what they see in their feed. Furthermore, the change wants to make the time users spend on Instagram ‘feel more intentional’.
If users opt for ‘Favourites’, their feed will show the latest from accounts that they personally choose. These include posts by friends and their favourite personalities on Instagram; all of which will show up higher in users’ home feed.
With Favourites, users can add up to 50 accounts to their favourites list and are able to make changes to the list at any time. Furthermore, people are not notified when they are added or removed from the list, so if you have a feud with your friend, you can remove them from the list without worry. :P
As for 'Following', it practically just show you posts from the people you follow without priority for any specific account. Both Following and Favourites will show posts in chronological order, as we’ve mentioned earlier.
To use Favourites and Following, just tap on the Instagram logo at the top left corner of your home page which should have a drop down menu after the update. Just choose either Following and Favourites and you’re all set up.
So, what do you guys think of the new change? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below and if you’re opting for a ‘Favourites’ Instagram feed, don’t forget to add TechNave’s Instagram account into your favourites list okay. :P