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Does Anyone Actually Like Instagram's Algorithm?

I'm still not sure why Instagram thought it was a good idea.

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Almost a year ago, Instagram made an update in which posts would no longer be in chronological order.

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Instead, the app prioritizes posts that it thinks the user is most likely to be interested in as well as accounts the user interacts with most.

This wasn't the first major change Instagram has made nor has it been the last.

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The more recent updates that Instagram has created include Instagram Stories and the option of putting multiple pictures/videos in one post.

Instagram's updates are often criticized in their early stages for being extraneous and too similar to other social media apps.

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Instagram has been criticized for copying apps like Vine and Snapchat when it released its video posting and "Story" options. However, like most of the app's updates, users become accustomed to these new features and end up regularly using them to this day without any complaints.

But despite having over a year to get used to Instagram's algorithm, people are still not very happy with this update.

What was the point of changing instagram to the new non-chronological order? It's been a while now and I still fail to see the use. Honestly

It seems as though instead of accepting this feature as useful, people have merely accepted it as an annoying fact they simply cannot change.

Instagram is not the first social media platform to use an algorithm.

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Facebook began using an algorithm long before Instagram did. Around the time Facebook made this change, the site had already been losing its popularity to apps like Instagram and Snapchat which provided a more visual format to view friends' lives with. With the integration of the algorithm, Facebook began to rise in popularity again as it became a source of news, viral videos, and the occasional engagement photo, rather than daily updates of people's lives like it once was before.

Will Instagram get rid of its algorithm in a future update?

petition to put IG posts back in chronological order because I wanna see what happened today, not what Becky did 3 days ago

Being one of the most downloaded apps in existence, many people depend on Instagram to see what their friends are up to, a desire which doesn't necessarily correlate with the calculated interactions the app uses for its algorithm. Will Instagram change back to its original format or is this just an inconvenience we will have to continue to work around?

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