Instagram says “Keep Calm”
Instagram says “Keep Calm”
There are chances that your Instagram feed will look a little different when you open the app today, at least if you go by the panic-struck accounts on the popular social media.
The now Facebook-owned social media platform announced on March 15 that they will be making changes in the way they present the feed. They are likely to mix posts their viewers are likely to care about, rather than just showing content based on chronological order.
Instagram’s blog post on the same had said: “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.”
Ugh Instagram if it’s not broke don’t fix it! Instagram is changing out of chronological order ? so let’s say you love someone’s photos but don’t physically “like” their pics they will bump them to the bottom. It’s called INSTAgram for a reason. I don’t really understand it and there has to be another motive because you follow people for a reason.. I’m trying to see everyone’s pics. That’s why you created the unfollow button if u don’t want to see their photos. I hate this new update @instagram is slowly trying to introduce & yes it’s true they warned us all a few weeks ago.
The company’s statements have done little to reassure the already hysterical instagram users. These people have been posting under the hashtags #turnmeon and #letsstaytogether to keep themselves up on the top of theirs viewers feeds. The app has been lit up with earnest entreaties for followers to enable notifications for all their posts. Instagram-mers are now anxious about the prospect of a decline in hearts and comments, which seems to have triggered a global thirst crisis.
This plan to re-order the feed is going to bring about a major change in the way content is distributed. Surely, there will be people who will gain from it and others who will loose in this process. Let’s say you have a lot of followers and they tend to engage with your posts a lot, you may see more engagement in the “best posts first” feed. While, if you just have a handful of followers and post infrequently, you may get so few likes that the individual usernames of the people who liked your post are visible underneath the photo!! (social-media catastrophe!)
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
But Instagram on the other hand has been asking everybody to stay calm for now. “This meme is false. There are still weeks, or even months, of testing to come before we roll this out more broadly. Currently, the test groups are very small. We will let the community know before any changes are made,” said Instagram in a statement on Twitter.