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Instagram’s Chronological Feed Is Now Available For All Users

In addition to the chronological feed, there’s now also a new favorites feed option, which shows the latest posts from a list of chosen accounts.



instagram's chronological feed is now available for all users

In 2016, Instagram turned off the ability to display new posts in chronological order, claiming that users were missing many posts, even those posted by their close connections.

The algorithmic home feed took over, and it has been dictating what Instagram users see until now. After more than five years and many heated discussions about how the algorithmic home feed works, the ability to display new posts in chronological order is finally back.

“We want you to be able to shape Instagram into the best possible experience, and giving you ways to quickly see what you’re most interested in is an important step in that direction,” writes Adam Mosseri, Head of Instagram, in a blog post.

The decision to bring back the chronological feed comes after last year’s Senate hearing, during which Mosseri was asked if he believed users should be able to use the app without being manipulated by algorithms. The hearing prompted Instagram to say that it would give its users more freedom, and the social network has finally delivered on that promise.

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In addition to the chronological feed, there’s now also a new favorites feed option, which shows the latest posts from a list of chosen accounts.

instagram chronological order feed

To activate the chronological and favorites feeds:

  1. Launch the Instagram app on your smartphone.
  2. Tap the Instagram logo in the top left corner.
  3. Choose Following to see posts in chronological order or Favorites to see the latest posts from chosen accounts.

Unfortunately, the change doesn’t stick, which means that Instagram’s algorithmic feed will be back every time you reopen the Instagram app.

Another limitation is that it’s not possible to see Stories from the chronological and favorites feeds, making them feel somewhat inferior to the algorithmic feed, and that’s probably exactly how Instagram wants it to feel in order to steer its users toward the default experience.


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Visit Iconic Mosques Worldwide With MetaMosque VR

For those with disabilities or economic challenges, visiting the Great Mosque of Mecca is now a real possibility.



visit iconic mosques worldwide with metamosque vr

For Muslims worldwide, visiting mosques is of crucial religious and cultural importance. Unfortunately, not everyone shares easy access to a local place of worship, and many Muslims certainly can’t afford a pilgrimage to Al Haram, the Great Mosque of Mecca — even just once in their lifetime. Now, a new virtual reality project is attempting to break down those barriers.

MetaMosque is a virtual app that enables users to experience mosques around the world. Through the platform, Muslims can take part in a spiritual journey to experience the wonder of some of the world’s most significant mosques, fostering a sense of belonging and connection to these vital religious spaces, regardless of circumstances.

Samera Abed, CEO and founder of MetaMosque, devised the project for her 90-year-old mother, who now struggles to attend a mosque by herself.

“So just like how I taught her to use an iPhone, I am teaching her to be part of a community,” Abed explained. “She can go to her childhood mosque whenever she wants”.

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Available on Meta Quest, the MetaMosques immersive experience offers an engaging virtual exploration of prayer halls and a close look at the fine architectural details of some of the world’s most iconic Islamic buildings. After a virtual visit, users are encouraged to share their experiences in online discussions that aim to grow the accompanying MetaMosque community.

“I also know that this will be a great gift for many Muslims in the world who have disabilities or are facing economic challenges,” Abed adds.

MetaMosque currently offers access to ten mosques and a Majlis. The app is available on multiple platforms, including iOS, Android, PC, and Meta Quest, with inbuilt AI that can answer questions on Islamic knowledge and the history of these mosques, along with personalized reminders for upcoming religious events.

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