We the people: Give us social-media feeds that don’t use algorithms to manipulate what we see.
Instagram: Here’s an upside-down caret the size of an ice-cream sprinkle that you can tap for a temporary solution.
On Wednesday, Meta Platforms Inc. FB -1.10% released a tool that some of us have long asked for: a way to view our Instagram feeds with the newest posts first. Yes, you can now ditch the company’s algorithms—which show you the stuff it thinks you’ll engage with most—for a feed that’s ordered, well, in order. The fix isn’t permanent, however, and the app will continue to throw you back to the algorithmic feed.
The setting will be available to all Instagram iOS and Android users. If you’ve recently updated your Instagram app, the option is available automatically. If you don’t see it, try downloading an app update.
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