Instagram is testing a HUGE update that lets users rearrange their photo grids
INSTAGRAM is preparing a major change to its famous grip that could give you more power over your profile.
The photo-sharing app is apparently testing a new option that lets users customize the order of posts.
Right now, everything is displayed in chronological order, so your most recent posts appear first.
But according to a feature leakthat could be about to change, in what would be a significant change for Instagram in its 11-year history.
Screenshots reveal that the Meta-owned platform is exploring an “editing grid” tool.
This would allow people to choose the order in which their posts appear.
It’s unclear at this point if Instagram plans to make the feature available to everyone.
But given that app bosses have already confirmed they’re bringing back the timeline stream, it’s not impossible.
In an interview with US lawmakers, boss Adam Mosseri revealed that the feature has been in development for months and they aim to launch it early next year.
Instagram originally showed snaps chronologically in the main feed when it launched in 2010, but years later decided to use algorithms instead.
Algorithms figure out what they think you’ll like the most and display it at the top of your feed, based on how you interact with other elements of the app.
Meanwhile, techs are also testing profile statuses, to let people know what you’re up to.
So it looks like Instagram is open to a series of big changes in order to keep users happy.
The app is part of the tech empire of Mark Zuckerberg, who recently changed the name of his company from Facebook to Meta.
It’s all part of the billionaire’s master plan to create a next-generation “metaverse” internet, a potentially infinite virtual world.
The company recently announced plans to hire an additional 10,000 people to work on the Metaverse.
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