Instagram users who miss the reverse chronological feed might get a replacement thanks to see the foremost recent pics and videos from who they follow. Instagram has been spotted internally prototyping a “Latest Posts” feature. It appears as a pop-up over the most feed and brings users to a special area showing the most recent content from their network.
For now, this doesn’t appear as if a full-fledged “Most Recent” reverse-chronological feed option like what Facebook has for the News Feed. But if launched, Latest Posts could help satisfy users who want to form sure they haven’t missed anything or want to understand what’s happening immediately .
The prototype was discovered by Jane Manchun Wong, the master of reverse engineering who’s provided tips to Cyberian on many new features in development by tech giants. She generated the screenshots above from the code of Instagram’s Android app. “Welcome Back! Get trapped on the posts from [names of individuals you follow] and 9 more” reads the pop-up that appears over the house screen. If users tap “See Posts” rather than “Not Now”, they’re sent to a separate screen showing recent feed posts.
We’ve reached bent Instagram for a confirmation of the prototype, more details, and clarification on how Latest Posts would work. the corporate didn't respond before press time. However, it's often confirmed the authenticity of Wong’s findings, and a few of the features have gone on to officially launch months later.
Back in mid-2016, Instagram switched faraway from a reverse-chronological feed showing all the posts of individuals you follow so as of decency. Instead, it forced all users to scroll through a algorithmic feed of what it thinks you’ll like best, ranked supported who and what quite content you interact with most. That triggered significant backlash. Some users thought they were missing posts or found the jumbled timestamps confusing. But since algorithmic feeds tend to extend engagement by ensuring the primary posts you see are usually relevant, Instagram gave users no thanks to switch back.
Instagram previously tried to assist users get assurance that they’d seen all the posts of their network with a “You’re All Caught Up” insert within the feed if you’d scrolled past everything from the past 48 hours. Latest Posts might be differently to let frequent Instagram users know that they’re totally up so far .
That might let people close the app in confidence and resume their lives.