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Instagram users were missing 70 percent of all posts and 50 percent of their friends’ posts before the app ditched the reverse chronological feed for an algorithm in July 2016. Despite backlash about confusing ordering, Instagram now says relevancy sorting has led to its 800 million-plus users seeing 90 percent of their friends’ posts and spending more time on the app, but the way the app filled in the blanks between those close friends was slightly mysterious.
Instagram revealed today how it organizes users’ feeds, including how it considers different factors in its algorithm. Up until now, Instagram’s feed was sort of a mystery science. Posts from family members and close friends show up near the top, which was the goal of the company’s decision to move away from the reverse-chronological feed in 2016. Instagram ranks three main factors when creating users’ feeds: interest, recency, and relationship. Interest is how much Instagram thinks you’ll care about a post, with the most important obviously coming to the top. Recency just means Instagram prioritizes newer posts, and your relationship to the poster is of course also considered.
Instagram product lead Julian Gutman explains the algorithm
The Instagram Algorithm Explained:-
Instagram relies on machine learning based on your past behaviour to create a unique feed for everyone. Even if you follow the exact same accounts as someone else, you’ll get a personalized feed based on how you interact with those accounts.
Three main factors determine what you see in your Instagram feed:
Beyond those core factors, three additional signals that influence rankings are:
Instagram’s team also responded to many of the most common questions and conspiracy theories about how its feed works. We can’t verify the accuracy of these claims, but this is what Instagram’s team has told:
Instagram shows you posts from the people you care about first, that’s what an efficient algorithm is supposed to do. When people feel confident that their posts will reach their favourite people, that they can reliably build a public audience, and that they’ll always see great content, they’ll open the app more often. But the fact that Instagram had to address these additional myths shows how much people worry about their posts actually showing up in feeds. Some users might not care about their engagement, but for the growing number of people whose livelihoods and businesses rely on the platform for brand awareness, it’s crucial.
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