Instagram Testing ‘Latest Post’ Feature for a Reverse-Chronological Feed


A new feature for Instagram users has been spotted that shows the users to view latest posts from friends in a separate tab. This feature has been spotted by the reverse engineer Jane Manchum Wrong who is well-known for hunting codes inside the popular apps and websites.

This information was shared by Wong on Twitter. According to her tweet, this feature essentially notifies users of the posts from friends that they might have missed and given them an option to view these in a separate tab. 

This new feature on Instagram shows up the main feed as a pop-up. When clicked, it will take the user in a separate block where the latest photos and videos from people they follow will appear. For those who choose to see the posts, these will appear in a separate tab.

According to the information obtained by the screenshot which was shared on Twitter by Jane, a  new pop-up will appear that will notify the users of the latest posts and the feed will be shown to them as soon as they open their Instagram app. In case, If the user has missed any update then there will be an option to update their feed with the posts they have missed. These posts will appear in a pop-up window, which you can choose to ignore if you wish.

This new Instagram feature is basically for all those who want to know all that what they have really missed and wants to know whats going on. A message that reads, “You’re all caught up” is apparently displayed when the users view all posts uploaded on their timeline in the last 48 hours.

It is somewhat similar to chronological feed that was launched by Instagram in 2016, but shortly rolled back, the ‘latest post’ feature does seem like the latest posts from friends might appear based on users’ preferences and necessarily in chronological order that gives preference to a most recent post.

We’ll keep an eye out for this feature’s rollout and let you know how to use it when it arrives.

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