Instagram Launches 'You're All Caught Up' Feature Letting You Know When You've Seen All New Posts

Instagram today launched a new "You're All Caught Up" feature, which is designed to let users know when they've viewed all new posts from the last 48 hours.

Instagram has not used a chronological feed for several years now and it can be difficult to tell when all content has been viewed, something the new feature, which has been in testing since mid-May, should fix.

Today, you'll start noticing a "You're All Caught Up" message when you've seen every post from the last two days. We've heard that it can be difficult to keep track of your seen posts. With this message, you'll have a better understanding of your Feed and know you haven't missed recent photos or videos.
Below the "All Caught Up" message, Instagram will display posts that have already been viewed as well as posts that are older than two days old. The feature is rolling out on both iOS and Android starting today.

In related news, TechCrunch says Instagram and Facebook are testing new Do Not Disturb features that will let people turn off notifications from the social networks for 30 minutes, one hour, two hours, eight hours, one day, or until they're turned back on manually.

Instagram and Facebook declined to comment on the possible new feature, and it's not clear when it might roll out.

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14 months ago
If they actually had a toggle for us to switch to chronological view, none of this would really be needed.
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14 months ago
Or you can just leave the posts in chronological order and I'll know when I'm all caught up WHEN I HIT THE TOP
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14 months ago
Just noticed this today, but it sure would be nice to see a way to sort by most recent.....
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14 months ago

Yes you would. As Facebook has said, the average user would see more than 1,500 posts every single day. No one is going to scroll through all of those. Instead, they're going to miss most of the posts they actually want to see and instead see mostly posts they don't care as much for. That's why they've gone to an algorithm driven feed.

Argue all you want. Their data says that this current way sees far more engagement. Until you're able to present numbers that prove otherwise (which you simply can't as it isn't true), the current setup makes far more sense.

Time to stop crying about it. They're not going back to the far less efficient and less engaging ways. No amount of complaining is going to change that.


That's me!

I'm in no way a "completionist" when it comes to social media. I simply don't have the time to see EVERY post.

Even when it was chronological... I still missed stuff.

And yet somehow I survived! :P
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14 months ago
As a content creator, I’m frustrated that you can only see the 100 most recent notifications, and you can’t filter out likes from comments and mentions. That means to engage with my audience’s comments, I need to check my phone constantly, because if I’m getting +100 likes an hour those comment notifications won’t be seen by me if I dont check for an hour. iOS notifications aren’t quite a substitute, since clicking one dismisses all of them. Same thing with new followers. When you are a business account you can’t get iOS notifications for new followers at all.

I think it’s a ploy to keep you addicted to checking Instagram
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14 months ago
Brilliant, maybe Apple will use it for the Mac hardware line
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14 months ago
if "you've heard that it can be difficult to keep track of seen posts" why not just give users the option to sort chronologically? unreal
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14 months ago

Depending on how many accounts you follow and how many times your followers post...that may never happen.


I’m going off of my Twitter experience since I’m not on Facebook, but with Tweetbot I am able to categorize people and sites that I follow and it puts those categories in chronological order. A lot of things lose their importance after 12-16 hours and Twitter was sometimes nearly a day late. Tweetbot fixed that, and FB could do the same thing. You put people and news that may be time sensitive in a few categories, each arraigned chronologically and the other categories you probably don’t care if you miss old news from them. If you do, add the person/place to a more visited category. It will still allow you to see what is important by people you think are important.
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14 months ago
I want to live in a world where I can view things that occurred chronologically in a chronological order. That’s all I want.
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14 months ago
Nice touch
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