INSTAGRAM is preparing a major change to its notorious grip that could give you more power over your records.
The photo-sharing app appears to be testing a new option that allows users to customize the order of posts.
Everything is displayed chronologically now, so your most recent posts will appear first.
But according to a leak feature, that could be about to change, which would be a significant change for Instagram in its 11-year history.
The screenshot reveals that the Meta-owned platform is exploring a ‘edit grid’ tool.
This will allow people to choose the order in which their posts appear.
It’s not yet clear if Instagram plans to make the feature available to everyone.
But certain app bosses have confirmed that they are bring back chronological feed, it is not impossible.
During a meeting from US lawmakers, boss Adam Mosseri revealed the feature had been in development for months and that they were aiming to roll it out early next year.
Instagram initially displayed snaps chronologically in the main feed when it launched in 2010, but years later they decided to use algorithms instead.
Algorithms figure out what they think you’ll like best and bring it to the top of your feed, based on how you interact with other things in the app.
Meanwhile, technologists are also checking profile status to let everyone know what you’re up to.
So it looks like Instagram is ushering in a bunch of big changes to keep users happy.
The app is part of Mark Zuckerberg’s tech empire, which recently changed the company’s name from Facebook to Meta.
It’s all part of the billionaire’s master plan to create the next-generation internet “metaverse,” a virtual world with limitless potential.
The company recently announced plans to hire 10,000 more employees to work on the metaverse.
In other news, Apple has become the first company to achieve a stock market valuation of $3 million (£2.22 billion).
Popular Twitch creator Slider has banned from the platform after sharing nude photos of fellow streamer Amouranth.
And internet users have been encouraged check their online account against one of the worst cyber threats of 2021.
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