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Is The Order Of Your Instagram Followers Meaningful?
By Glam Staff
Instagram has changed quite a bit since it became popular in the early 2010s. We used to be able to see everything chronologically, but that has changed and not even our “follower” and “following” lists are in order, so we checked out how things are ordered on our favorite photo app.
If you have less than 200 followers, you’ll find that your following/follower list is listed alphabetically, but if you have more then they will be organized by how much you interact with certain accounts. TechZillo explains that accounts whose posts you frequently like, comment on, DM, or tag will result in them being at the top of your following/follower lists.
There is a way to at least order your own following list chronologically. According to Nerd Techy, once you click on your following list, you will see a button advising you that your list is ordered on “default,” so if you click that, you can change the list to be sorted chronologically, either by “latest” additions or by the “earliest” accounts you followed.