Instagram, in test a feature to see the most recent posts

Instagram accepts, partially, the requests of members and restores the chronological feed. It does not, however, in the "main" screen but in an ad hoc

Revolution in sight on Instagram, social known for the fact that users can not choose to sort the feed in chronological order. A feature to display, all at once, the most recent posts could be coming soon. The novelty has been identified by Jane Manchun Wong, a great expert of "reverse engineering" of the most popular apps in the world.

The Manchun Wong, in fact, "disassembles the apps" and finds in the code novelties that are ready but not yet implemented and that, consequently, could arrive soon. Like that of recent posts, a new window within the Instagram app that tells us which people we follow have recently posted new updates and allows us to see them right away, in a separate screen from the feed. It's not, then, the ability to see all posts in chronological order as you can do, for example, for Facebook's newsfeed, but it's still a step forward by Instagram towards the requests of its users.

Why Instagram doesn't make posts sort

In the dawn of Instagram, feed updates followed a strict chronological order: it was possible to see them all, just having the patience to scroll and scroll through dozens of posts until we found what we were interested in. Then, in March 2016, the app was turned upside down with the presentation of a feed ordered according to our tastes.

In fact, the algorithm change heralded the real news: to appear on Instagram you have to "work" on Instagram or, alternatively, pay. Thus was born a thriving industry of bots for Instagram written specifically to scam the algorithm, which, to be fair, didn't prove to be all that hard to fool. As these bots took hold on the platform, creating papier-mâché influencers with thousands of fake followers bought by the kilo, the controversy and the requests, from users, to return to the old chronological feed grew.

Instagram: the chronological feed will not return

Even the news uncovered by Jane Manchun Wong, however, does not mean that the chronological order on Instagram is returning. In fact, it probably means just the opposite: the app will perhaps throw users a "bone of contention" by showing the most recent posts, well separated from the main feed, to maintain the algorithmic order seen from 2016 onward.