If you've updated your Instagram recently, you've probably noticed some changes on your home feed. Most noticably, you've likely spotted posts from people you don't follow—and people aren't happy about it.
Speculation has arisen online that the move is to create more ad inventory for the social media platform, but people are upset seeing the content they did not choose to see. As Buzzfeed puts it: Your Instagram “Explore” tab is essentially going to be part of your personal feed.
And social media is not having it:
Dear @instagram ,
I do not want to see people on my timeline that I don’t follow. Change this immediately. Please and thank you.
— Derrick Malone Jr. (@PoeticSoul__) January 9, 2018
are @instagram trying to get people to not use instagram because its working lol. JUST GO BACK GO CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER, no one wants to see people they don’t follow on their feed – or photos from two weeks ago �� https://t.co/lx64mEao6R
— gabriella (@velvetgh0st) January 8, 2018
Users: bring back chronological ordering of posts
Instagram: algorithms! you like them?
users: no, just the chronological ordering of posts
Instagram: ok, got it, we'll show you ads
users: no, we just wa….
Instagram: posts of people you don't follow? done
— Comrade Dogovich (@AdrianSurname) January 8, 2018
— Lindsay Bennett (@JbennettLindsay) January 9, 2018
Can @instagram stop fucking with the algorithm? I’m one update away from completely deleting my instagram. This platform used to be perfect for artists and now all y’all care about is making money. Fuck you
— dead (@bIoodIust_) January 9, 2018
If anything's clear, we just want Instagram to go back to posting content in chronological order.
i'm gonna SUE instagram for
1. taking away chronological order
2. putting recommended posts ON MY FEED????!!
— issa likes pizza (@_issa_lee) January 9, 2018
My one wish for 2018 is instagram starts putting its shit in chronological order again I cannot cope with constantly liking peoples posts from 4 days ago
— Orlaith ☀️ (@orlaithstaunton) January 9, 2018
@instagram can show us posts from people we don't even follow but can't make our feed chronological.
— Missy Follows Me (@OnlyBlvckGirl) January 9, 2018
Get these “recommended for you” people off my feed. If I wanted to follow them, they’d be there. Just stop updating the app with nonsense & put everything back in chronological order @instagram pic.twitter.com/75YxS8sY45
— Ty$ (@TyNicole___) January 9, 2018
all i want is for instagram to have posts show up in chronological order ,is it too much to ask for ?
— Katie (@PlanetKhloeK) January 9, 2018
“After you've viewed all new posts in your feed, we will suggest some additional posts you might like,” Gabe Madway of Instagram told Buzzfeed about the change, but that still isn't what we asked for.
We'll just keep our fingers crossed that they'll go back to chronological order sometime soon…