Instagram Launches 'You're All Caught Up' Feature Letting You Know When You've Seen All New Posts

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Instagram today launched a new "You're All Caught Up" feature, which is designed to let users know when they've viewed all new posts from the last 48 hours.

    Instagram has not used a chronological feed for several years now and it can be difficult to tell when all content has been viewed, something the new feature, which has been in testing since mid-May, should fix.

    Below the "All Caught Up" message, Instagram will display posts that have already been viewed as well as posts that are older than two days old. The feature is rolling out on both iOS and Android starting today.

    In related news, TechCrunch says Instagram and Facebook are testing new Do Not Disturb features that will let people turn off notifications from the social networks for 30 minutes, one hour, two hours, eight hours, one day, or until they're turned back on manually.

    Instagram and Facebook declined to comment on the possible new feature, and it's not clear when it might roll out.

    Instagram can be downloaded from the App Store for free. [Direct Link]

    Article Link: Instagram Launches 'You're All Caught Up' Feature Letting You Know When You've Seen All New Posts
  2. itsmilo macrumors 68020


    Sep 15, 2016
    My Mexican friend just literally showed it to be. I don’t have it yet on my german feed

    Edit: nevermind just got it. Not sure why this shows up after the first image on my feed tho ... ?
  3. Schizoid macrumors 6502a


    May 29, 2008
    Brilliant, maybe Apple will use it for the Mac hardware line
  4. rp2011 macrumors 65816


    Oct 12, 2010
  5. Jayderek macrumors 6502


    Jun 28, 2010
    Madison, WI
    If they actually had a toggle for us to switch to chronological view, none of this would really be needed.
  6. supremedesigner macrumors 6502a


    Dec 9, 2005
    Gainesville, Fl
  7. OldSchoolMacGuy macrumors 601


    Jul 10, 2008
    Yes you would. As Facebook has said, the average user would see more than 1,500 posts every single day. No one is going to scroll through all of those. Instead, they're going to miss most of the posts they actually want to see and instead see mostly posts they don't care as much for. That's why they've gone to an algorithm driven feed.

    Argue all you want. Their data says that this current way sees far more engagement. Until you're able to present numbers that prove otherwise (which you simply can't as it isn't true), the current setup makes far more sense.

    Time to stop crying about it. They're not going back to the far less efficient and less engaging ways. No amount of complaining is going to change that.
  8. bigjnyc macrumors 603


    Apr 10, 2008
    if "you've heard that it can be difficult to keep track of seen posts" why not just give users the option to sort chronologically? unreal
  9. Michael Scrip macrumors 603

    Mar 4, 2011
    That's me!

    I'm in no way a "completionist" when it comes to social media. I simply don't have the time to see EVERY post.

    Even when it was chronological... I still missed stuff.

    And yet somehow I survived! :p
  10. ghostface147 macrumors 68020


    May 28, 2008
    Just noticed this today, but it sure would be nice to see a way to sort by most recent.....
  11. farewelwilliams macrumors 68000

    Jun 18, 2014
    Or you can just leave the posts in chronological order and I'll know when I'm all caught up WHEN I HIT THE TOP
  12. mariusignorello macrumors 65816

    Jun 9, 2013
    Depending on how many accounts you follow and how many times your followers post...that may never happen.
  13. H3LL5P4WN macrumors 65816


    Jun 19, 2010
    Pittsburgh PA
    On a positive note, this news item led me to open Instagram, leading me to see that there's a "new" Pantera live album out.
  14. TonyC28 macrumors 65816


    Aug 15, 2009
    I want to live in a world where I can view things that occurred chronologically in a chronological order. That’s all I want.
  15. bpp85 macrumors member


    Mar 16, 2013
    I still don’t have it! Or I’m not all caught up yet :)
  16. EdT macrumors 65816


    Mar 11, 2007
    Omaha, NE
    I’m going off of my Twitter experience since I’m not on Facebook, but with Tweetbot I am able to categorize people and sites that I follow and it puts those categories in chronological order. A lot of things lose their importance after 12-16 hours and Twitter was sometimes nearly a day late. Tweetbot fixed that, and FB could do the same thing. You put people and news that may be time sensitive in a few categories, each arraigned chronologically and the other categories you probably don’t care if you miss old news from them. If you do, add the person/place to a more visited category. It will still allow you to see what is important by people you think are important.
  17. FelixDerKater Contributor


    Apr 12, 2002
    Nirgendwo in Amerika
  18. jacjustjac macrumors regular


    Feb 12, 2008
    New York, NY
    As a content creator, I’m frustrated that you can only see the 100 most recent notifications, and you can’t filter out likes from comments and mentions. That means to engage with my audience’s comments, I need to check my phone constantly, because if I’m getting +100 likes an hour those comment notifications won’t be seen by me if I dont check for an hour. iOS notifications aren’t quite a substitute, since clicking one dismisses all of them. Same thing with new followers. When you are a business account you can’t get iOS notifications for new followers at all.

    I think it’s a ploy to keep you addicted to checking Instagram
  19. ZMacintosh macrumors 65816


    Nov 13, 2008
    Sounds like a feature for the “missing out” generation. Chronological sorting is an option too...
  20. H3LL5P4WN macrumors 65816


    Jun 19, 2010
    Pittsburgh PA
    That's an interesting perspective. I think most of us approached it from a viewer point of view rather than a creator/business.

    Isn't there a business version of the app to address things like that, though? (I could be wrong.)
  21. nburwell macrumors 601


    May 6, 2008
    I still have yet to encounter this message in my feed.
  22. Rockadile macrumors 6502

    Jun 11, 2012
    You've got to be MacRumor's biggest Instagram fanboy as I see you spinning it to their favor in every of the few IG threads I look.

    So where can I see this data that supports their algorithm feed engagement or have you been all fluff this whole time?

    And what happened to having options?
    Those that don't get "over 1.5k post a day in their IG feed" would be perfectly fine with chronological and a bookmark feed feature.
    Imagine iPhone and Macs only selling with one size and storage space o_O
  23. OldSchoolMacGuy macrumors 601


    Jul 10, 2008
    Instagram and Facebook have both said that the new feed style increases engagement significantly. It's in their best interest to do things that increase engagement, so they do.

    If you'd like to read more, check out their blog:
  24. Rockadile macrumors 6502

    Jun 11, 2012
    They got their head so far in the dirt only about engagement that they don't care about user feedback.

    Like I said, what is bad about having options? Chronological and a bookmark feed feature is nice for the other half of the users. Curious how you're going to say this is bad and spin it to their favor.
  25. OldSchoolMacGuy macrumors 601


    Jul 10, 2008
    You're aware there is a bookmark feature and has been for quite some time, right? :rolleyes:

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