Every time you visit Instagram, you’ll still see the default algorithm-based feed, and you’ll have to manually select it if you want a favorite feed.
Meta – owned photo-sharing platform Instagram has announced that it is bringing back the chronological feed . According to GSM Arena, there are two optional feeds in the new version of the app, which you can access by tapping on the Instagram logo at the top. The first is called Follows and is a chronological feed of every post from every single account you follow, while the second is called Favorites. The company said that it wants users to be able to give the best experience to Instagram and give them ways to quickly see what they are most interested in.
Your Instagram feed is a mix of photos and videos of the people you follow, suggested posts and more, the company said in a statement. The Instagram feed shows favorite users updates from the accounts they choose, such as their best friends and favorite producers. In addition, the accounts’ posts in favorites will also appear more in the home feed.
It shows the following users the posts of the people they follow. Both Favorites and Followers will show users’ posts in sequence to quickly catch up on recent posts. To access Favorites and Followers, users need to tap Instagram in the top left corner of the home page to choose what they see.
Use Favorites to see the most recent posts from accounts you’ve added to your Favorites list, the company said. You can add up to 50 accounts to your list and change the list at any time – people are not notified when they are added or removed, the company said. Posts from accounts on your Favorites List will also appear at the top of your Home Feed, as indicated by a star icon.
However, for now none of these new feeds can be set as the default, so every time you visit Instagram, you’ll still see the default algorithm-based feed, and if you want to have a favorite feed, So you have to select it manually.