Social media image sharing platform Instagram has introduced some new changes to its feed that gives more control to users when it comes to feeds. The long-awaited change finally solves the problem of old and random posts showing up on feeds and will ensure that you see fresh new posts with a single tap.
Facebook owned image sharing platform has introduced a “New Posts” button that lets the users choose when you want to refresh the feed. Earlier, the feed used to refresh automatically which might cause you to miss earlier updates by bumping users to the top. Once a users taps on the button, she/he will be taken to the top of the Instagram feed showing new posts else the user will remain at the same story where they had earlier stopped reading. Instagram is also prioritising new posts at the top of the feed with the new update.
The social media platform on its blog mentioned that it will be sharing more improvements to feed over the next few months. "Our goal is to be the best place to share and connect with the people and interests that matter most to you."
As Techcrunch points out, its it is wise to note that Instagram is not bringing back the chronological feed, but simply showing users more new posts.
Instagram is also testing a feature that allows the users to add public posts in their Stories. The feature is similar to the retweet feature which will stop the practise of re-posting an image by taking the screenshot and cropping it by various online tools and apps. The feature will allows the users to share the post in their own way, but clicking on the image will take the users to the original source.