Instagram makes non-cron timeline permanent

As reported previously Instagram have been testing non-chronological timelines in various countries but as of June 2nd this change will no be permanent. This means that images of those you follow will no longer appear based on the time they were posted.

This is going to annoy a great many people as for those of us who don’t follow many people it will now be much trickier to pick up from where we last left off.

Instagram says:

On average, people miss 70 percent of their feeds. It’s become harder to keep up with all the photos and videos people share as Instagram has grown. Over the past few months, we brought this new way of ordering posts to a portion of the community, and we found that people are liking photos more, commenting more and generally engaging with the community in a more active way.
With this new ordering you won’t miss your favorite band’s video after the concert, even if it took place across the world in a different time zone. And no matter how many accounts you follow, you should see your best friend’s latest posts.

I’ve already started to noticed it in my account so it is live now in Ireland for some at least. Tell us if you have noticed this change and if you are happy about it.


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