Instagram may be changing the way you see images in your feed once again. The surprising thing is that this new change might actually be for the better.
Since the start, most photographers have favored Instagram over any other social media. That is until they were acquired by Facebook. Since then, the platform has become worse and worse over time. The final straw that broke the camel's back was the introduction of the Facebook-like algorithm that quickly made your posts invisible to the majority of your followers. But today it seems that may be changing.
While there has been no official announcement from Instagram about any changes to their algorithm, more and more people have noticed a drastically different feed. While my own feed is not in perfect chronological order, the posts are actually within minutes of each other. This is a lot different from the normal posts that are separated by hours and even days. I have also seen a spike in my recent engagement. My past couple posts getting double the engagement I was seeing on average.
With recent apps such as Vero, it may be that Instagram has felt the pressure to finally start caring what its users want. Or this could just be Instagram testing a new algorithm that is better then what it used prior, but still not exactly chronological.
What does your current feed look like? Did the past algorithm change make you use Instagram less? Would you use Instagram more if it went back to chronological?