It’s happening, and their users are NOT happy about it. Instagram is rolling out new feeds and notifications that their hundreds of millions of users did not ask for. Click inside to see how angry everyone is!
On Monday, March 28 the photo and video sharing app Instagram is implementing some major changes to the way their users see their feed. Plus, they have also added individual notifications to accounts, but their users don’t seem to be impressed.
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Unfortunately, it looks like everyone’s favorite social media app is about to enrage all of it’s users with some wild new changes. The app is due to start changing the way users view their feeds on Monday, March 28, by putting the more “popular” posts at the top instead of the most recent. Um, awkward.
But, they are also adding individual post notifications, which means users can go to each account they follow and opt to receive an alert every time those selected accounts post. This will also allow those posts to show in the new feeds, but only if notifications are on for that account. Obviously, this gives users not one, but two things to be pretty upset about.
So, what do millennials do when something upsets them? They tweet about it, duh. See what Insta-users are saying about the changes below:
Instagram is basically making sure only the popular stay popular.
— PriiincessAurum (@priiincessaurum) March 28, 2016
shout out to Instagram for ruining Instagram
— Johnny Hanel (@johnnyhanel) March 28, 2016
This Instagram update thing better be like an April fools joke or something for real because I'm not about to put up with it 👿
— Devin Hayes (@DevinHayes_) March 28, 2016
Does the instagram people still think that this feed thing is a good idea? I don't get their logic…
— Andy Hawk (@itsandyhawk) March 28, 2016
So @Instagram is destroying the chronological feed because they like every other social media company don't want us to have nice things.
— Trudy (@thetrudz) March 28, 2016
Plus, lots of users are REALLY upset with the amount of accounts asking their followers to turn on notifications for their posts. Check out tweets specifically about that change below:
"instagram is changing please click the top and turn on my post notificati–" pic.twitter.com/LN6ycnFo0O
— Elijah Daniel (@aguywithnolife) March 28, 2016
i wonder how many couples are going to break up when one person finds out if their partner didn't have Instagram notifications turned on
— amber discko ♡ (@amberdiscko) March 28, 2016
"Turn on Instagram post notif—" pic.twitter.com/G9cPnNECDe
— Dennis Todisco (@DennisTodisco) March 28, 2016
Unfollowing anyone who posted a "turn on notifications" pic on Instagram
— ThingsWhiteFolksLike (@Things4WhitePpl) March 28, 2016
Yikes. It definitely seems like Instagram did not think this one through. Hopefully their next update will be one that allows users to decide what their own feeds look like, with or without notifications on their favorite accounts.
Tell us, HollywoodLifers — What do YOU think about Instagram’s new changes? Are you a fan, or are you over the whole thing already? Comment below with your thoughts.