The latest Instagram update is the worst one yet… and I hate it!

Instagram update
(Image credit: Hannah Rooke)

Instagram has just released an update that is so bad that if it doesn’t revert back I might have to stop using the app altogether. For a long time, I’ve had a bit of a love-hate relationship with the photo-sharing platform but recently it’s starting to turn into more of a hate-hate relationship.

It all started when Instagram removed the chronological feed in favor of one generated by an algorithm. Since then it's introduced Reels, IGTV, Carousels and a shopping page all of which take away from what the app was originally designed for - to share photos. To makes things even worse for people who just want to share images, Instagram also favors the people who jump on these new trends, making them more visible. 

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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.