Two new options to manage your newsfeed
In an official blog post, Instagram announces the rollout of new News Feed options for all users worldwide (starting today).
Here are the 2 new options available to you:
- If you choose Subscriptions (Next) : you find all the messages of the accounts you follow, classified by date and time of publication. Thus, you will move Instagram’s algorithm and you are actually viewing all the posts of the accounts you follow.
- If you choose Favorites (Favorites) : you will find all the most recent messages from your previously selected favorite accounts. This will help you make sure you don’t miss any posts from your favorite accounts.
For Favorites option (Favorites), you will be able to add up to 50 accounts to your list and make changes to this list at any time. Good to know: users are not notified when they are added or removed from a list. Thus, you will find messages from your favorite accounts at the top of your feed in priority, accompanied by a star-shaped icon.
Note: As these new features are in the process of being rolled out, they may not yet be available on all accounts. It will take a little patience to be able to test the new experience.
How to apply these options on your news feed?
To choose one of these 2 options (Subscriptions we Favorites), just click on the top left corner of your homepage on Instagram (as you can see in the image above).
On the other hand, it seems that the classification by algorithm will be applied by default, which means that it will be necessary to select the option Subscriptions we Favorites each time you open the application… Too bad for those who prefer the news feed in chronological order!
What about the news feed managed by the Instagram algorithm?
So it looks like the Instagram experience you know today remains the default. As a reminder, the posts in your current news feed are classified by Instagram’s algorithm mainly according to your interests and your interactions on the application. In early January, Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri also specified in a tweet that more and more content recommendations will be offered over time through this feed: a TikTok-style operation?