Instagram tests a “Latest Posts” feature that mimics the original layout of the platform by showing users the latest posts first
- “Latest Posts” is a recently discovered test from Instagram
- The prototype allows users to organize messages so that the most recent appears first
- This refers back to how the platform was originally designed
- Instagram says it is not yet ready or willing to put the feature live
The days that you view your Instagram feed in reverse chronological order may not have disappeared forever.
According to frequent function spotter Jane Manchun Wong who reverses apps from engineers to find hidden tests, the platform flirts with a feature that allows users to display messages in their feeds in chronological order – a layout that those who have used Instagram for long enough may to seem familiar.
“Instagram is working on the” Latest Posts “feed to catch up on feed messages,” tweeted Manchun Wong
‘This sounds like the chronological feed that people ask for. The same but not the same. “
Instagram has since confirmed the feature with TechCrunch, which first reported its existence and said it is an ‘early prototype’ of ‘a recent hackathon – it is not publicly available to anyone and we are not going to present it here time to test or launch. “
Although the platform says it currently has no plans to launch the feature, similar findings from Manchun Wong have continued to actually find their way to Instagram.
Adding faith to the idea that Instagram can actually introduce the feature is the fact that over the past year it has consistently shown the willingness to change some of the most iconic features.
One of the functions that may occur on the chopping block is the ability to see likes on messages from fellow users.
Instagram last year began rolling out a test for some users that hides the number of likes on messages from other users in an apparent attempt to improve the effect of the platform on mental health.
This month, Instagram has also introduced a feature that allows you to find your least favorite accounts by using filters that take into account likes, messages, and more.
Instagram has shown its willingness to use some of its oldest functions, including the ability to see how many likes a post has (Image)
The platform not only lets users sort by which accounts they communicate the least, but also shows users which accounts appear the most in their feeds and which accounts they followed first and last.
The feature, a first for the platform, is designed to help users better manage their followers according to Instagram.
To try out the feature, users can navigate to their followers and tap their personal page icon at the bottom right of the Instagram interface and then select options under “categories.”