Instagram issues statement over proposed feed changes

So what's the deal with this update, then?

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When news first broke of Instagram's proposed changes and those plans to ditch the chronological feed in favour of an algorithm, it's safe to say we were doing the opposite of double tappin'. WE FIND CHANGE HARD, OKAY? Basically the update would see posts on your timeline in order of popularity (those you're more likely to like) rather than, y'know, the time they were posted. It's an idea Kendall and Kylie Jenner and what appears to be the entire world's against.

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Well now - after loads of users urged their followers to turn on post notifications for their pics - Instagram have issued a statement sort of thing assuring us they're 'listening' and will 'let us know' when the changes roll out properly.

Well that's...promising. We think.

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Even though this new algorithm approach wouldn't affect Kylie Jenner too much, what with her gazillion-or-so followers, she took to Twitter (and Insta, obviously) to express concern over the change. She said: "This whole Instagram update is just so down the line you'll have to pay Instagram to be at the top of the feed," adding: "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."

High five, sistahhh.

Well now the Instagram lot have finally addressed the update drama, tweeting: "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."

So nothing's changing RIGHT NOW but we'll know when it does? Hmm.

Instagram also told BBC Newsbeat: "There are still weeks, or even months, of testing to come before we roll this out more broadly. Currently the test groups are very small. We will let the community know before any changes are made."

Thoughts on all this, then? Are you even ready for the change? How *can* we even prepare for it? Tweet us over @sugarscape and all that malarky, please and cheers. You know the drill.

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