In a move similar to Facebook, Instagram is examining how users see items in their newsfeed.
The photo sharing social media network is currently in the middle of changing the way newsfeeds work for users in a bid to ensure they see the posts which are more important. It’s not unlike what Facebook – which owns Instagram – has done with its own feeds for users.
The idea behind the move is the belief users are missing things they’d like to see.
“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,” Instagram explained in a blog post. “As we begin, we’re focusing on optimizing the order — all the posts will still be there, just in a different order.”
Because the change is only just beginning there’s no indication of whether users will embrace the new style, but when Facebook first made the switch many users complained.
The nice thing here, though, is Instagram has said it will listen to users’ input.
“We’re going to take time to get this right and listen to your feedback along the way. You’ll see this new experience in the coming months,” the post stated.