Instagram’s OG chronological feed will make a comeback

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Before posting stories, reels, using filters, and recommended posts came into the picture, one thing that people arguably enjoyed on Instagram was how it showed media in a timely manner. The app will bring back the previous version of its feed that lets users see posts chronologically instead of the current setting which displays the platform’s algorithm.

Instagram head Adam Mosseri testified on Wednesday before a Senate panel and said, ‘We believe in more transparency and accountability and we believe in more control. That’s why we’re currently working on a version of a chronological feed that we hope to launch next year.’

Mosseri attested for the first time as lawmakers roasted him regarding the safety matters of the app and how the company was aware that it could be “toxic for teenagers”. A few months ago, the issue was revealed by Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen who provided documents to The Wall Street Journal.

During the hearing, Mosseri added that Instagram has been testing various ways to offer users more control over their experience. The platform’s communications Twitter account also explained it and said, ‘We’ve been experimenting with Favorites, a way for you to decide whose posts you want to see higher up, and we’re working on another option to see posts from people you follow in chronological order.’

The tech giant’s algorithmically sorted feed was slowly tested back in 2016 until it was updated in 2017 along with all those recommended posts that you see today. While the chronological option will be available to the public in the first quarter of next year, it might not be the default setting given the pros that an algorithmic feed provides when it comes to engagement. On the bright side, OG Instagram users can bring back the order of posts that they were once used to.

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