Go ahead and activate the timeline feed on Instagram

The return of chronological order on the Instagram feed was long overdue: it is available again in France.

Finally, it’s back: Instagram’s news feed can, again, be organized chronologically. It was a request made by users for years, which the social network was slow to accept. Instagram already had To tease in January 2022 the return of the chronological order, and it is now chosen done since March 23 : you can now restore order in your flow. Here’s how.

How to put chronological order in your Instagram feed?

The manipulation isn’t as obvious as it could be — Instagram doesn’t really seem to want you to make the switch and ditch the algorithmic feed for good.

First, update your app if you haven’t done so for a long time. Next, go to your feed (represented by a “home” tab in the bottom menu), and click on the Instagram logo. Two options will then appear: subscriptions and favorites.

To put your Instagram feed back in chronological order, choose one of two options. // Source: Numerama screenshot

The “subscriptions” option simply corresponds to the accounts to which you are subscribed: it is therefore the display in chronological order as it existed before.

The “Favorites” option is new. If you choose this option, you’ll be able to see posts from accounts you’ve added to your favorites list first. ” You can add up to 50 accounts to your list “, explains Instagram, “ and make changes to it at any time. People aren’t notified when you dial them or edit your favorites list “. By clicking on this option, you will be taken to a page offering you to choose your favorite accounts.

Go ahead and activate the timeline feed on Instagram
This is what happens when you try to revert to a timeline feed // Source: Numerama screenshot

But Instagram is still not completely saying goodbye to the algorithmic thread. According to Numerama’s observations, clicking on the “Subscriptions” or “Favorites” option does not make a permanent change: you are directed to a special page, and when you leave it, you are back in the algorithmic flow. . Ditto when you close the application and reopen it: you will have to press the option again in order to see the publications in chronological order.

Above all, Instagram intends to continue to make content suggestions. ” We will continue to add more recommendations to your feed based on your interests. “. What an idea.

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