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That’s it, Instagram’s best feature is back after 6 years of absence

Chronologically scrolling through your Instagram feed is possible again, which should appeal to many users who no longer want to depend on the algorithms of the application.

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3D Instagram logo // Source: Alexander Shatov on Unsplash

Adam Mosseri, CEO ofinstagramannounced the color from January 2022 : Instagram will once again offer the chronological feed to its users six years after its retirement. And this to the delight of everyone, who then depended on the application and its algorithms to consult the publications of its news feed.

The platform broke with a ticket to announce the news, and obviously it did not take long to connect the gesture and the word: the functionality presented is indeed already available in France, as tested on one of our phones. And in total it is not one, but two new features that have been deployed. explanation.

Up to 50 favorite accounts

Instagram has introduced two new buttons: “Subscriptions” and “Favorites”, which you can find by clicking the small arrow to the right of the Instagram logo in the main interface. The principle of “Subscriptions” is simple: you only see the publications of the accounts to which you are subscribed, in chronological order.

The “Favorites” feature, as the name suggests, allows you to add up to 50 favorite accounts to a list. You can change it at any time. And for greater discretion, people added to this category will not be notified regardless of the action (add or remove).

Three different flows

Their posts appear higher up in your home feed. To better identify them, a star-shaped icon appears at the top right of the publication. Note that by going to the “Favorites” category, the news feed also follows a chronological logic.

Basically, you are now dealing with three different mail streams:

  • Home: the current feed, based on user reactions and interests;
  • Subscriptions: allows you to follow the latest publications of the accounts chronologically;
  • Favorites: A feed to customize with your favorite accounts, including chronological feed.

The social network Instagram now offers a new function: the generation of automatic subtitles for videos, in 17 languages.
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