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Instagram is internally testing a "Latest Posts" feature, and Facebook is trying out different tabs for the News Feed that allow people to view the latest, most relevant and already consumed content.

Desires for chronological feeds out of the wrong motivation

The cries for a return to chronological news feeds are as old as the algorithms for news feeds on social networks.

So Instagram can publish no matter what feature, many reactions from users demand a return to the chronological feed.

Although Instagram is testing the feature internally, it won't be released anytime soon. If it ever gets published.

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Often the calls for a return to chronological feeds and timelines come from the reach and interaction position. No one sees my content anymore, the chronological feed is the solution.

News does not automatically make the News Feed better

The Facebook News Feed has long been able to switch between top news and 's latest news. How often have you used this feature? Once? Twice? Or maybe never?

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If you have used them, how has the quality of the content developed? I anticipate the answer. It got worse.

What happens is that content from Facebook pages is displayed that you would not otherwise see in the News Feed. But there are also reasons for this.

Instagram introduced the algorithm because chronological sorting meant that many content was not viewed at all. Those who follow many accounts on Instagram are usually better positioned with an algorithm. Of course, if there are only a handful, the effects of chronological sorting are less.

But it always depends on when the content is published and when people use the Instagram app. These factors are balanced by an algorithm. Or at least it is being tried.

Of course, the algorithms are not perfect, and of course they influence the range and interactions. The same applies to a chronological sorting. The impact here is even greater, especially in view of the fact that more and more content and stories are being published.

In testing Facebook, I have even bigger question marks. A dedicated feed for content you've already watched? Almost the tenth repeat of a TV show for a social network. This speaks against the topicality and, as the name suggests, against the NEWS feed.

Speaking to TechCrunch, Facebook said its primary goal is to improve access and switching between different feeds. I can understand that with 's top stories and 's latest updates, but not with what has already been seen.

Internal testing is important and Facebook / Instagram will think about it and certainly gain insights. In my opinion, a chronological feed is out of date for a long time and will not solve the problems of decreasing ranges and / or interactions.

Algorithm suggests chronological order on Instagram & Facebook. Instamer Algorithm suggests chronological order on Instagram & Facebook. Instamer