Breaking News: Instagram will not introduce its new algorithm tomorrow [March 29, 2016], or will it? Depending on where you are getting your news from some are reporting it is, others are reporting it isn’t, but it is clear a great number of people, especially bloggers, are in a panic.
For those of you who are old enough to remember, it feels like that moment on New Year’s Eve 1999 when everyone was on standby to see if all computers and technology systems would just implode as we crossed into 2000. For the record, nothing imploded.
Admittedly, Instagram is not doing a great job of communicating the timing of this “improvement,” and according to Re/Code, Instagram issued a statement “it [the algorithm] is not being implemented tomorrow.” If this is truth, then enjoy the respite, but prepare as the change is coming, so we should all start preparing. In the words of many out there, ‘Time To Turn On Push Notifications!’
Read even more coverage on the algorithm panic at Digiday.