Instagram Is Making A Big Change That Nobody Asked For

Instagram is claiming that they know what we want and that they have our best interest at hand here, but me and most of the people on the internet are skeptical about this upcoming change. Just yesterday, Instgram posted an entry on their Tumblr blog titled “See The Moments You Care About First.” This is already off to a rather presumptuous start.

Basically, the big change is that the order of images that appear on our feeds will be based on the popularity of the post instead of being presented chronologically. The most ‘liked’ will appear before the most recent. They break it down in their post as such: “If your favorite musician shares a video from last night’s concert, it will be waiting for you when you wake up, no matter how many accounts you follow or what time zone you live in. And when your best friend posts a photo of her new puppy, you won’t miss it.”

Twitter is not happy.

https://twitter.com/hollycassell/status/709862541078478848

I couldn’t agree more. I rather not have to scroll past a ton of celebrity selfies in order to get to my mom’s most recent craft project that she’s working on. Although not liked by the masses, it’s the unpopular, personal posts that I deem the best on my Instagram feed. I’d rather see a pic of a witty list of drink specials from a local dive bar over any endorsed post with a “link in bio” every single time.