Instagram to bring back chronological feeds in 2022

The social media giants are finallllllly listening!




For years, Instagram has insisted that its algorithmic feed is better than a chronological one.


Ever since the chronological one was abandoned in 2016, many users have voiced their complaints and it seems like they might finally get their wish come next year.


Instagram head Adam Mosseri confirmed the news during a hearing before Senate subcommittee yesterday, saying that the platform is 'actively working on' it.


The timeline for the launch remains unclear, although Mosseri said it is likely to be 'in the first quarter of next year.'


Instagram added that the chronological feed won't be the same one that we knew back in 2015.


'We want to be clear that we're creating new options — providing people with more choices so they can decide what works best for them — not switching everyone back to a chronological feed,' it added.


One of the most frequent benefits attributed to the a chronological feed is that it could help prevent the spread of misinformation and algorithmic bias.


It would allow users to at least have an idea of what’s actually going on behind the scenes; everyone understands a feed that’s ranked by time.