Few decisions have been as unpopular as when Instagram decided to make everyone’s feeds non-chronological.
Despite that, the platform has barely rushed to put things back the way they once were. It has said it’s made changes since the complaints to make timelines more chronological, but on the surface it hasn’t seemed like anything drastic.
Well that could soon be about to change.
Jane Manchun Wong shared screenshots on Twitter that she claimed showed the platform had been working on a ‘chronological sorting’ option for a user’s followers list.
Instagram is testing chronological sorting options for your own following list pic.twitter.com/VrEpytBqmz
— Jane Manchun Wong (@wongmjane) March 6, 2019
Hopefully, if this is anything to go by, Instagram is understanding everyone’s desire to be able to use the app chronologically.
Even if this feature doesn’t make to our actual feeds, it could still prove extremely handy.
Wong said she discovered the new feature through reverse engineering. Naturally.
It was recently announced that Facebook would merge Instagram, Messenger and WhatsApp’s messaging services.
Apparently each app will remain distinct from each other, though the underlying messaging infrastructure will be unified, according to people familiar with the matter.
Mr. Zuckerberg has also ordered all of the apps to incorporate end-to-end encryption, the sources said.
The spokesperson added: “We’re working on making more of our messaging products end-to-end encrypted and considering ways to make it easier to reach friends and family across networks.”