Instagram Just Announced a Game-Changing New Feature

Your feed is about to look totally different.

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Fact: Most people miss 70 percent of the posts in their Instagram feed, according to the company (opens in new tab). So they've set about to fix it.

Instagram announced yesterday that a new algorithm will show you your posts in a different order, taking into account the "likelihood you'll be interested in the content, your relationship with the person posting, and the timeliness of the post," Instagram says (opens in new tab). So you're no longer going to be getting pics in the order they were posted—instead, similar to the way your Facebook feed is organized, you'll see the posts Instagram thinks you want to see first.

For now, we say it's a really good time to use that stat above to tell your sister-in-law why you didn't double-tap pic #237 of her paleo diet. You missed it! You're one of the people. Or something.

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Samantha Leal is the Deputy Editor at Well+Good, where she spends most of her day thinking of new ideas across platforms, bringing on new writers, overseeing the day-to-day of the website, and working with the awesome team to produce the best stories and packages. Before W+G, she was the Senior Web Editor for Marie Claire and the Deputy Editor for Latina.com, with bylines all over the internet. Graduating from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University with a minor in African history, she’s written everything from travel guides to political op-eds to wine explainers (currently enrolled in the WSET program) to celebrity profiles. Find her online pretty much everywhere @samanthajoleal.