The internet reacts to Instagram's new algorithm update
Meanwhile, we'll just follow Calvin Harris's advice to turn off our notifications and go outside
When photo-sharing site Instagram announced its decision to tweak its feed last week, there has since been a huge uproar from its users. From celebrities pleading with fans to 'turn on post notifications' to users creating Mean Girls-inspired memes that read 'Stop trying to make push notifications happen', we've rounded up the best reactions below.
Ugh Instagram if it's not broke don't fix it! Instagram is changing out of chronological order 😔 so let's say you love someone's photos but don't physically "like" their pics they will bump them to the bottom. It's called INSTAgram for a reason. I don't really understand it and there has to be another motive because you follow people for a reason.. I'm trying to see everyone's pics. That's why you created the unfollow button if u don't want to see their photos. I hate this new update @instagram is slowly trying to introduce & yes it's true they warned us all a few weeks ago.
I'd let a family member get swallowed by a dragon before I'd allow Instagram push notifications to come to my phone— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) March 28, 2016
I'm not even gonna lie I am so entertained by people freaking out about the Instagram update— Rowan Blanchard (@rowblanchard) March 28, 2016
But wait, there's more! Instagram won't update its algorithm immediately. According to WWD, it will first experiment with the changes via test groups and most users will not experience the update any time soon.
We're listening and we assure you nothing is changing with your feed right now. We promise to let you know when changes roll out broadly.— Instagram (@instagram) March 28, 2016
We can all breathe a little easier now. In the mean time, we'll take Calvin Harris's advice.
Pls turn off notifications for everything and go outside for 10 mins— Calvin Harris (@CalvinHarris) March 28, 2016
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