Instagram has announced that it is updating its algorithm to ensure that the newest posts appear first in your feed. According to the company, the goal is to "make your food feel fresher" by showing more relevant new images, while achieving a balance with algorithmic feeding to ensure you do not lose important publications that interest you (for example, a friend publishing in a different time zone, for example).
It is the latest attempt to continue refining the algorithmically ordered feed of the company that it introduced in 2016, which was recently updated to include recommended publications at the end of last year.
Along with the updated algorithm, Instagram is also testing a "New Messages" button that will allow users to choose when they want to update the feed. It replaces the current system, where the power could be updated automatically and throw users back to the top without notice.
Are all these problems the ones that could easily be solved by giving us back the option to classify the photos in the order in which they were published? Probably. But it seems unlikely that the company will do it soon.