Instagram Timeline

If you're among the many users who hate Instagram's non-chronological feed, be prepared to get at least a little bit excited. Instagram has now announced several changes that are coming to how their algorithm will handle your feed going forward.

We've heard it can feel unexpected when your feed refreshes and automatically bumps you to the top. So today we're testing a "New Posts" button that lets you choose when you want to refresh, rather than it happening automatically. Tap the button and you'll be taken to new posts at the top of feed — don't tap, and you'll stay where you are. We hope this makes browsing Instagram much more enjoyable.

Based on your feedback, we're also making changes to ensure that newer posts are more likely to appear first in feed. With these changes, your feed will feel more fresh, and you won't miss the moments you care about. So if your best friend shares a selfie from her vacation in Australia, it will be waiting for you when you wake up.

Clearly, that's not a full reversal to a chronological feed that Instagram users have been asking for but it's certainly an improvement over the current experience which is just downright awful in my opinion. If you use Instagram, what do you think about the change? Enough or should they just ditch it and go back to chronological ordering?