Instagram Users who miss the reverse chronological feed may get a new way to see the latest pictures and videos of those they are following. Instagram was discovered internally as a prototype of a "Recent Posts" feature that pops up over the main feed and takes users to a special area where the latest content from their network is displayed.
At the moment, this does not look like a fully fledged chronological "Latest" feed option, as provided by Facebook for the news feed. However, when launched, the latest posts can help satisfy users who want to make sure they haven't missed anything or want to know what's going on.
The prototype was discovered by Jane Manchun Wong, the master of reverse engineering, who gave theinformationsuperhighway tips on numerous new functions in development. She has the above screenshots from the code of the Instagram Android app “Welcome Back! Find out about the posts by (names of people you follow) and 9 others, ”the pop-up that appears above the home screen says. When users tap Show Posts instead of Not Now, they are sent to a separate screen that shows the latest feed posts.
We contacted Instagram for confirmation of the prototype, further details and explanations of how the latest posts work. The company did not respond before going to press. However, it has often confirmed the authenticity of Wong's results, and some of the features were officially launched months later.
Instagram previously tried to give users the certainty that if they scrolled over everything in the past 48 hours, they would have seen all posts on their network with the entry "They are all caught" in the feed. The latest posts could be another way to let frequent Instagram users know they're up to date.
This allows users to confidentially close the app and resume life.