What's Happening?Following in the steps of Facebook and Twitter, Instagram plans to start testing a new, non-chronological timeline. It'll use an AI algorithm to determine what posts you'd most like to see, and show those to you first when you open the app. The reasoning behind the change, according to CEO Kevin Systrom, is that right now, people miss roughly 70% of the posts in their Instagram feed. By highlighting popular posts, trending posts, and posts from people you interact with most on the social network, Instagram hopes to ensure you don't miss out on images you would have liked to see.
Has My Feed Changed?Probably not. Instagram has begun testing the new algorithmic feed with only a small subset of users at the moment.
Do I Need To Turn On Post Notifications?Short answer: No. Depending on who you follow, you may have seen a post like the one below in your feed.
Unfortunately @instagram has already made changes in the past that had reduced my engagement by 80% - but tomorrow, if you don't actively "turn on notifications," you probably won't see my photos at all. So if you enjoy my nature photography or just want to see what I am up to, please click the "..." Symbol in the upper right and click "Turn Notifications On." Thanks everyone!