On Wednesday, Instagram announced the addition of two new modes to the main feed, including the long-awaited reverse-chronological view. The two new modes, “Following” and “Favorites,” are designed to “offer you more choice and control over what you see” while using the app.
In a statement by Head of Instagram, Adam Mosseri, Favorites shows you the latest from accounts that you choose, like your best friends and favorite creators. In addition to this view, posts from accounts in Favorites will also show up higher in your home feed.
Following shows you posts from the people you follow. Both Favorites and Following will show you posts in chronological order, so you can quickly catch up on recent posts.
To use the two new modes, you will tap on Instagram in the top left corner of your home page to choose what you see.
How to Use Favorites
Favorites allows you to see the most recent posts from the accounts you’ve added to your favorites list.
You can add up to 50 accounts to your list, and make changes to this list at any time — people are not notified when they are added or removed. Posts from accounts on your favorites list will also show up higher in your home feed, as shown by a star icon.
This is probably going to end the oftenly complained about feed where you could see content from people you do not follow. But that remains to be seen.