Instagram Is Testing a Latest Posts Feature

The tests are internal, and there are no plans to roll it out publicly

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No, Instagram is not bringing back its chronological feed. beer5020/iStock

It’s not quite the return of the chronological feed, but Instagram is internally testing an alternative.

Blogger and developer Jane Manchun Wong discovered a Latest Posts feature in the code for the Facebook-owned photo- and video-sharing network, sharing a screenshot in a tweet.

Alexandru Voica, Facebook’s communications manager for engineering in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, responded in a tweet, “Another great find, thanks for sharing it. For those who are keen to know how this was developed, it’s an early prototype from a recent hackathon (a Facebook tradition). It is not available to anyone publicly, and we have no plans to test or launch it at this time.” David Cohen is editor of Adweek's Social Pro Daily.