Anyone else noticed their comments weren’t showing up in the right order on Instagram posts?
If you’ve noticed it, you’re probably working on desktop, since comments still appear to be in chronological order on the app.
On Instagram.com however, comments are now jumbled!
This is a screenshot from the Comment Tracker on Iconosquare, which uses the order provided by Instagram. The comments clearly have been mixed up!
A couple of theories from our team:
- Instagram is testing a new comment order where the accounts with the most followers appear at the top
- Same idea but with your most engaged followers appearing at the top
- Same idea but with the most relevant comments at the top (comments with keywords, comments which are purely text, as opposed to comments which are emojis and @mentions)
Possible consequence of an algorithmic ordering:
It could become more difficult to keep on top of new comments (unless you’re using a monitoring tool like the Comment Tracker on Iconosquare, which tells you which comments are unread!)
We’d love to get your take on this news in the comments below!