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How to change your Instagram feed to chronological order

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People have been begging Instagram to reinstate chronological feeds. Meta has finally listened.

Users have long complained that since chronological feeds were removed, they’ve missed out on countless posts they never see. Head of Instagram Adam Mosseri rolled out two new features on March 23, “Following” and “Favorites.” The former shows you posts from the accounts you are following in the order posted, while the latter shows you posts from a curated list of accounts of your choosing.

How to get chronological posts on Instagram?

Instagram teased chronological posts with a word search game. You can spot the word “chronological” listed diagonally from the third bottom row.

“Favorites shows you the latest from accounts that you choose, like your best friends and favorite creators,” Mosseri wrote in a Meta blog post. “Following shows you posts from the people you follow. Both Favorites and Following will show you posts in chronological order, so you can quickly catch up on recent posts.”

To view the chronological version of your feed, tap the Instagram logo on the top left corner to toggle between “Following” and “Favorites.” Select “Following” to see posts in chronological order.

According to Meta, accounts under “Favorites” will appear higher in your “Home” feed and feature a star icon. Up to 50 accounts can be curated to your “Favorites” and users are not notified if they have been added or removed.

In addition to the two new features, Mosseri also said Instagram would, “add more recommendations to your feed based on your interests” over time. So who knows how long chronological feeds will remain pure?

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