As many of you already know, Instagram will be changing in the next upcoming months – going from chronological feed to an algorithm similar to the news feed on Facebook. Many of users are resistant to the change and threaten on deleting their Instagram accounts when this change eventually rolls out.
Instead of taking one side, we decided to look at this situation from both perspectives – pros and cons.
You won’t miss important posts.
Unless you’re one of those Instagram users who scroll through their feed until they reach a post where they left off last time – you don’t get to see all of the posts that people share. According to Kevin Systrom, co-founder and chief executive of Instagram “On average, people miss about 70 percent of the posts in their Instagram feed. What this is about is making sure that the 30 percent you see is the best 30 percent possible.” You’ll avoid situations where your best friend posts a picture of her new dog on Instagram and you never liked it because you never got to it.
You will be more selective with what you like.
Have you ever gone on Instagram and liked 30 posts just because you’re in a good mood and you want to “spread the love”? Well, after this Instagram feed update, people will be more selective with posts that they like and comment on. Why? By interacting with a post, you will show Instagram that you like that user’s content and their new algorithm will make sure to bring posts from that user to the top of your feed.
As you’ve witnessed, many users posted photos asking you to turn on notifications from them. What does this actually mean? By turning on notifications for an account, you will allow Instagram to send you the equivalent of a text message every time that account releases a new post. Imagine, if you’re subscribed to over twenty accounts? Your day will constantly be disrupted with alerts from Instagram and after a while it will probably get annoying, regardless how much you like the person that you follow.
Now we want to hear from you. What do you think about the upcoming Instagram feed change? Are you pro or against it?