Instagram To Reinstate Chronological Feed, Establish Parental Control Features

Instagram is testing two versions of the chronological feed and is targeting an early 2022 release, the company’s head Adam Mosseri said during the Q&A portion at his appearance at a recent Senate hearing.

One version of the feed would let users “pick your favorites and they show up at the top in chronological order, while the other would let users see the posts from everyone they follow in chronological order. Mosseri added that Instagram is also testing the favorites feature but didn’t mention how recommended posts would appear.

He clarified that the company isn’t removing its algorithmic feed, adding that choose which version they prefer, similar to Twitter. “We believe that ranking helps us connect people with the content that matters to them most,” he said.

Mosseri also revealed Instagram’s plans for child safety, as he suggested creating an “industry body” to govern how children’s data is used.