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It looks like Instagram is testing a new feature that would allow you to add other users to your ‘Favorites’, so their posts would appear at the top of your news feed.
This could help users prioritize family, friends, or influencers they’re keener on hearing from.
Unfortunately, this ‘Favorites’ function has yet to be rolled out for external testing. Instagram told Input that the feature is still “an internal prototype that’s still in development.” Plus, as with most social media sites, not all new features being tested in-house eventually see the light of day.
Though Instagram purists still long for the days of the reverse-chronological feed, the company has confirmed that it’s never coming back.
The ‘Favorites’ function could be a compromise, allowing users to have some control over their feeds without ditching the platform’s engagement model entirely.
#Instagram is working on "Favorites" 👀
ℹ️ Posts from your favorites are shown higher in feed. pic.twitter.com/NfBd8v4IHR
— Alessandro Paluzzi (@alex193a) September 9, 2021[via Input, cover image via Ink Drop / Shutterstock.com] http://www.designtaxi.com/news/415714/Instagram-Tests-Favorites-Feature-Prioritizing-What-Appears-On-Your-Feed/