Dan Hinmon, MCSMN Director

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Instagram May Change Your Feed, Personalizing It With an Algorithm

Posted by @DanHinmon, Mar 16, 2016

“On average, people miss about 70 percent of the posts in their Instagram feed,” says Kevin Systrom, Instagram co-founder.

Because of that, the photo-sharing service plans to begin testing an algorithm-based personalized feed for users, similar to one already used by its parent company, Facebook.

That means it would shift away from the strictly reverse chronological order that the service has used since it began in 2010. Instead, Instagram will place the photos and videos it thinks you will most want to see from the people you follow toward the top of your feed, regardless of the time those posts were originally shared.

Good news? Or just more Facebook meddling?

(Thanks to @westr for pointing us to this story.)

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