Instagram Photo-sharing site to change the way photos are arranged

Instead of strictly chronological, like it currently is, Instagram will order posts “based on the likelihood you’ll be interested in the content, your relationship with the person posting and the timeliness of the post.”

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The average Instagram user usually misses about 70 percent of posts on their feeds so today Instagram announced that it will start rearranging the order of posts on the platform.

Instead of strictly chronological, like it currently is, Instagram will order posts “based on the likelihood you’ll be interested in the content, your relationship with the person posting and the timeliness of the post.”

The company says testing will start slowly; at first “all the posts will still be there, just in a different order.” Low-quality posts may eventually be filtered out completely.

The changes which Instagram is looking to implement means that if you don't check your feed until the next morning but a friend whose photos you usually Like posted something awesome the night before, it could appear at the top of your feed even if it is hours old.

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READ: How to sign-in multiple accounts on Instagram

This is basically how Facebook, and more recently Twitter, feeds work.

Filtered feeds seem to work with users as there are fewer boring posts that push them to close that app and do something else.

At this point, however, Instagram is an integral part of many people's lives so I doubt they will ditch the app because of this change.

Regardless, with these new algorithmically sorted feeds on Instagram and Twitter, getting seen on social will become more of a competition now than ever.

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