Instagram has reintroduced the ability for users to view a timeline feed.
Instagram ditched its timeline feed in favor of engagement-based rankings in 2016.
Here’s how to activate our timeline feed.
For the first time in eight years, you can view your Instagram feed in chronological order.
Instagram Wednesday gave users the option to switch to a timeline feed. Instagram’s feed was purely chronological until 2016, when it became an engagement-based feed that introduced posts from accounts that users weren’t following.
The reviews, including Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen, said Meta is focusing on engagement may promote harmful or divisive content. Haugen told a Senate hearing in October last year that she thought replacing engagement-based ranking with timeline feeds is a way to make Meta’s various platforms more secure.
As Facebook, Instagram lets you turn the timeline feed on and off, but doesn’t let you set it as the default feed. This means that you will have to manually enable the timeline option each time you open the app.
Here’s how to activate your timeline feed:
Load the app on your phone and click on the Instagram logo in the top left corner.
Select “Next” from the drop-down menu that appears.
This will take you to a version of your feed where you will only see posts from the accounts you follow in chronological order.
Instagram has also added a “favorites” option, which lets you create a lite timeline feed that only shows posts from selected accounts.
When you click on “favorites”, you will be prompted to add accounts to your list of favorite accounts.
Once you’ve favorited accounts, you’ll have the option to view their posts in order by clicking the “favorites” tab, and their posts will also appear higher in your regular feed.
Instagram’s timeline feed option is only available on its iOS and Android apps, not on the web.
A Meta spokesperson told Insider that the company has no plans to bring the feature to the web.
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