Why Instagram's New Feature Will Change Your Feed (In The Best Way)
Instagram's got a new feature, and no, it's not just another filter to make you look like you've been on vacation in Cabo for a week.
According to Instagram, users miss about 70 percent of their feed. Since that huge chunk includes both photos you do care about (your best friend's adorable new puppy) and photos you don't care about (your high school nemisis' new engagement ring), Instagram will now display the former before the latter. AKA you'll see puppies first, even if they were posted well before the engagement rings you don't care about.
This is great news for the guilt followers, or those who feel compelled to follow someone just to return the digital "favor." Life as you (socially, digitally) know it will never be the same.
Pre-Instagram Feature: High school nemesis passive aggressively follows you on Instagram
You obviously still hate each other, but you reluctantly check out her Instagram and follow back.
*Cue posts you don't care about or want to see*
Pre-Instagram Feature: Nemesis posts #tbt, and you're immediately reminded why you're frenemies
And this #tbt post happens to be the least flattering photo from prom 2010, because of course it is. Questions running through your head: Why am I in this photo? Why did I think I look good in peach? (No one looks good in peach.)
Wait. Why are you even posting a picture about prom?
Pre-Instagram Feature: The engagement ring visible from outer space
Like a giant-sized rock of regret, here comes a picture of the biggest diamond you've ever seen -- a monster engagement ring that makes your perpetually single self feel even smaller. You're drowning in a sea of Kim K tear-sized remorse.
Yeah Kim, we feel bad too.
Pre-Instagram Feature: Confusion about why you're following this person
You don't like this person, you're just trying to be polite. But seeing her posts and feeling those feels are making you feel more confused than Chris Christie after endorsing Donald Trump. Face it: you make a yuge (ha, Trump) mistake.
Post-Instagram Feature: Gleeful relief! You can still be polite and follow frenemy, but you don't have to her see posts
Cue carefree/awkward Taylor Swift dance moves! You can still be courteous and play for #teamfollowback while not subjecting yourself to your nemesis' new obsession with tea-toxing and planning her wedding. Shake it off, girl.
Post-Instagram Feature: Open Instagram and see more puppies, less BS
Basically, Instagram is your fairy godmother, magically leading you straight to your happy place, all sepia-toned puppies and shirtless Harry Styles.
Aw, Instagram thanks for not scrolling past our feelings. We'll give this new feature a double-tap any day.