How to See Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter Posts Chronologically

Social Media Feeds are no longer set to chronological order by default. Whether you’re doomscrolling through Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter, the order of posts is shuffled by an algorithm for a unique (and sometimes confusing) experience. It doesn’t have to be like this.

Some of the biggest social media platforms are now including a feature that gives users back some power over the algorithm, with caveats. Don’t expect the changes to be permanent; Usually you have to repeat these steps every time you are on the social media platform to view the posts in order. You should still expect ads to be interspersed between posts. Or maybe it’s not the order of the content that’s making you unhappy and it’s time for a clean slate? If this is the case, see WIRED’s guide on deleting your social media accounts.

On Instagram

Instagram used to be known as a platform for dinner pics and aesthetic holiday snaps. Though the app is now pushing short video content, users hoping to be able to scroll through their main feed without interference from the algorithm are in luck. How to make your Instagram feed chronological on the mobile app. All you have to do is click and select the Instagram logo on the top left of the screen Following from the drop down menu. The change is not permanent and may need to be repeated when the app is reopened.

On Facebook

A pioneer when it comes to mixing social media posts into a confusing feed, Facebook allows users to change the setting and make the timeline appear chronologically ordered. If you’re using Facebook on a computer, start from your home screen and locate the tabs on the left side of the screen. click See morescroll a little and tap Latest to adjust your schedule. Change your thinking? You can choose those Back to top posts Button that appears above the Facebook status prompt.

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Click for the Facebook mobile app Menu in the lower-right corner, and then select feeds. This option displays each post in order. Go to Favorites, Friends, Groups, or Pages to see ongoing content from those categories. Check out this article by Brian Barrett for even more details on using Facebook’s chronological feed.

On twitter

Originally conceived as a form of microblogging, Twitter is now a diversified social media platform. On Twitter, users encounter everything from artists showcasing professional portfolios to brands posting NSFW memes to garner attention. View all of the weird, funny, and frustrating posts in the order they were tweeted by tapping the glitter icon at the top right of the screen. Twitter refers to its algorithmic feed as “Home Tweets” and you can disable it by clicking Go to the latest tweets.

On Tiktok

The For You page on TikTok is driven by an algorithm that responds dynamically to in-app actions. While it makes sense for TikTok not to have a chronological version of the FYP, users jumping over the Follow tab in hopes of seeing posts from their favorite creators in chronological order will be disappointed. The closest you can get to sequentially watching videos on TikTok is to go directly to someone’s profile page. Here the videos are listed by publication order, with the newest at the top under any pinned posts.

On Youtube

It might not be the first social media platform that springs to mind when searching back-to-back posts, but YouTube makes it pretty easy to see the latest videos from your subscribed channels. All you have to do is visit the subscriptions Section on your Smart TV or in the mobile app. Using the Subscriptions tab is a great way to keep up with channels that are uploading new videos frequently.

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