Instagram returns to a chronological feed – and I am here for it

Instagram feed
(Image credit: Hannah Rooke)

It’s been six years since Instagram first removed the chronological feed in favor of an algorithmic one. That's six long years of missing your friends' posts, not seeing your favorite band's latest updates, and being bombarded with content from influencers you couldn’t care less about. So when the news arrived that Instagram would be returning to a chronological feed, I was probably a little more excited than I should’ve been. 

When I first started using Instagram, it was merely a photo-sharing platform for square images. You could apply tacky (albeit kinda cool for the time) filters such as Nashville and Clarendon to make your images ‘pop’. Of course, like everything, Instagram has progressed and improved, but there are some features such as the chronological feed that never should have changed. 

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Hannah Rooke
Staff Writer

Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specializes in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylized product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.