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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.

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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.

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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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World’s Largest Metaverse Developer Opens Dubai Office

LandVault, the largest metaverse creator, is expanding its presence into the MENA region.

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LandVault, the world’s largest metaverse developer, will expand operations to Dubai later this month as part of an ongoing strategy to boost its presence in the MENA region. The company aims to help local businesses gain a foothold in the expanding web 3.0 universe and sees exciting opportunities to bolster its client portfolio.

So far, metaverse developer LandVault has lived up to its name, creating and curating over 100 square feet of virtual space for a diverse range of organizations, including the nearby Yas Marina Circuit, Aldar, Mastercard, Standard Chartered, World of Women, Hershey’s, and many more.

The Dubai government’s Metaverse Strategy is one of the key reasons LandVault has been inspired to move to the region, as leaders plan to transform the Emirate into one of the world’s top 10 metaverse economies by 2030. Eventually, it’s hoped that in excess of 1,000 companies in the blockchain and web 3.0 spaces will be inspired to set up entities in the region, creating around 40,000 new jobs in the process.

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“We are excited to open our office in Dubai and to be a part of the vibrant tech community in the UAE. The MENA region is a key market for us, and we believe that our presence in Dubai will allow us to assist the region and explore new opportunities. We are also excited about the potential for the metaverse in the real estate industry in the UAE. We look forward to working with developers and real estate companies to showcase their properties in a new and innovative way,” says Sam Huber, CEO of LandVault.

Alongside developing the metaverse from its new Dubai office, LandVault will also deploy its technology to assist the UAE’s real estate sector. Developers will soon be able to showcase their projects in a way that was never previously possible, reaching a much wider audience with immersive and interactive property tours and even virtual showrooms.

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