Popular Facebook-owned image sharing site Instagram is today being updated with comment threads, a small but long-awaited feature that will bring better organized comments for the first time.

With comment threads, comments on Instagram will more closely resemble comments on Facebook, with replies clearly listed under top-level comments. Prior to comment threading, all comments, even those that were replies to existing comments, were listed in one general thread with no organization.

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Comment threads help you keep track of conversations and make it easy to respond to a specific thread. This update will make your feed an even better place to share interests, get inspired and connect with others.

Now, when you hit reply underneath any comment, your response will automatically be grouped right underneath it in a thread.

Instagram says these updates are part of Instagram version 24, available from the App Store today.

Instagram can be downloaded from the App Store for free. [Direct Link]

Top Rated Comments

H3LL5P4WN Avatar
65 months ago
But of course the feature everyone wants, their chronological feed, will never return.
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheIguana Avatar
65 months ago
I still do not understand why Facebook/Instagram has not brought an app to the iPad...
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
itsmilo Avatar
65 months ago
But of course the feature everyone wants, their chronological feed, will never return.
And this is true for every social media platform on the market.

i feel like i am missing half of what my actual friends are posting cuz i just dont get to see it
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
LethalOptical Avatar
65 months ago
Quit crying. Most users didn't see more than 75% of the photos posted by those they followed when shown chronologically. That means you missed out on hundreds of pictures from the accounts you interacted with most and instead saw mostly pictures from the followers you cared little about.

With the change to an algorithm-based timeline, engagement increased quite a bit as people started seeing more of the pictures they cared most about.

But go ahead with your story about how you're the one person around that scrolled through +1,000 pictures each day to find just the most engaging ones and how it was a travesty to make the switch despite the shown positive benefits and growth Instagram has seen since.
The algorithm is flawed. I consistently see photos that I have already engaged with from up to 2 days ago. I have to scroll through my feed and actually look for new photos because just about every other photo is one I have already had interaction with. Regular users up to 'influencer' type accounts with 10's to 100's of thousands have expressed discontent with the algorithm.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
LethalOptical Avatar
65 months ago

As with both feeds, they'll continue to be works in progress while they tweak them to better show things of interest to us. It's in their best interest to do so, which is why they actively work on making them better.
I think the algorithm is driven in part by advertisers as well, but here's to hoping it gets sorted out I guess?
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
DanielDD Avatar
65 months ago
I still do not understand why Facebook/Instagram has not brought an app to the iPad...
Instagram is even worse than Facebook at preserving image quality from photos. Content on larger screens look really bad
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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