For those unaware of recent developments, Instagram recently put social media into meltdown by announcing changes to how posts appear to followers.
Currently they pop up in chronological order. However, following the 2012 acquisition of Instagram by Facebook, it seems they now plan to use a new algorithm to categorise posts according to the user’s interests, relationship with the person posting and the timeliness of the post, (so pretty much emulating how Facebook works).
Many people had been spreading the word that the changes would take effect from 28th March 2016. Enraged users have hastily posted messages imploring followers to turn on post notifications, not only to keep audience numbers high, but to ensure that their posts do not become ‘lost’ as users are inundated with Kim Kardashian style selfies!
Whilst many will have done just that, keen to ensure they don’t miss anything, many followers have been posting ‘anti-notification’ messages using the hashtag #RIPInstagram, stating that they have absolutely no intention of turning on notifications due to already getting bombarded by messages from Facebook, Twitter, etc. regarding what the world and his wife is up to!
Whether or not you agree with the changes, it’s worth noting that Instagram put out their own message on 28th March 2016 saying:
"We're listening and we assure you nothing is changing with your feed right now. We promise to let you know when changes roll out broadly."
So, as we said, don’t panic. It appears that Instagram do intend to make the change, however at this stage they are simply in the process of getting everything lined up and are promising to announce any changes before they happen.
We will of course keep up to date with this situation and keep you abreast of any developments as and when they happen.
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