The social media world is all up in arms given the latest news that Instagram will be changing the way posts in feeds are displayed. Rather than showing you a chronological feed of new images, they will use an algorithm to predict which videos and posts you’d like to see. This is similar to how big Brother Facebook has been curating your news feed for years.
“To improve your experience, your feed will soon be ordered to show the moments we believe you will care about the most.
The order of photos and videos in your feed will be based on the likelihood you’ll be interested in the content, your relationship with the person posting and the timeliness of the post. As we begin, we’re focusing on optimizing the order — all the posts will still be there, just in a different order.” – Instagram
What does this mean for you?
Starting in late March, Instagram will start deciding what posts they think you’d like to see in your feed and place them in front of posts from other people you are following.
If you are one of the 15.3K warriors who follow Recovery Warriors on Instagram you could miss out on your daily dose of recovery support and encouragement. Oh no!
Don’t worry, there are a few ways to stay in touch with the accounts you love.
What can you do to make sure you don’t miss out?
2. Engage with your favorite accounts content. This is by far the best way to stay in the loop. By liking, commenting and sharing posts of accounts you love, you will see them more often. For example, when you interact with Recovery Warrior’s content you are saying to Instagram. “I like this account, please keep showing it to me.”
Last night, Instagram responded to many worried users by asking them to ‘calm down’. They promised that they are not changing anything..yet.
We’re listening and we assure you nothing is changing with your feed right now. We promise to let you know when changes roll out broadly.
— Instagram (@instagram) March 28, 2016