Instagram announces switch to algorithm-based timeline

Instagram recently angered its users by announcing it will soon show photo and video posts that it thinks users want to see on the top of their feeds.

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On Tuesday, Instagram announced in a company blog post that this feature would come to users “in the coming months”:

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.

If your favorite musician shares a video from last night’s concert, it will be waiting for you when you wake up, no matter how many accounts you follow or what time zone you live in. And when your best friend posts a photo of her new puppy, you won’t miss it.

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