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Instagram to Soon Let You Rearrange Your Profile Photo Grid as Per Your Taste

Instagram to Add a New "Take a Break" Feature to Keep Kids Away from Harmful Content

Instagram is known to add several new features (small or big) with an aim to keep the user experience as smooth as possible for its massive 500 million daily active users. After announcing that it is testing three new styles for the feed, the social media platform is now expected to introduce an ability that will let you edit the order of posts in your profile grid. Here’s how it will work.

Instagram Will Let You Rearrange Your Posts

In a recent post on Twitter, popular reverse engineer Alessandro Paluzzi has suggested that Instagram is testing a new feature, which will let you rearrange your posts as per your liking. So, if there are a few photos or videos you want to bring up for people to see, you might be able to tweak the order. This feature could prove to be helpful if you wish to bring back harmony to your profile feed concept.

It has been revealed that this ability will reside under the “Profile Information” section under Settings. Once there, you will see an option called “Edit Grid”. It will let you rearrange your Instagram posts as per your liking. A simple drag and drop process will enable you to reorder the posts. And when you are done with the rearrangement, you can hit “Done” to see the fruits of your labor on your profile page.

With this, Instagram will let you make changes to how your Profile section appears to you and others. This feature comes in addition to the three ways of showing the Instagram Feed. The platform is testing three options, namely Home, Favorites, and Following. Two of these styles will show posts in chronological order, just like old times. Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri explains these changes in a short video. You can check it out right here:

The “Home” feed style will show the posts the way they are shown currently; based on your interests. The “Favorites” feed style will involve posts from the profiles you just don’t wanna miss, and the “Following” style will show posts from the accounts you follow. These new ways are available to select users at the moment but are expected to launch for everyone soon.

However, there’s no word on when that will happen. As for the “Edit Grid” feature, it is currently under development. So, it may or may not see the light of the day. Although, it would prove to be a cool addition to the plethora of Instagram features! Would you want the ability to edit your Instagram profile grid? Let us know in the comments below!

10 Comments

  1. Will this feature lock the grid too? If I want to have three photos stay next to eachother, I shouldn’t have to constantly post 3 images to keep the grid layout the same. It shouldn’t move.

  2. Yes, please, add the edit or rearrange feed feature. I am waiting for this since ages. This feature would add so much more value to us users and to Instagram itself. Thank you!

  3. I cannot believe it has taken so long for this feature to be added! It’s about time…I find it really annoying that it has never been available….

  4. I don’t do posts haphazardly but put a lot of thought into their sequencing. That makes a big difference in how they are experienced. Please add the grid editing feature soon!

  5. Looking forward to being able to Edit the Grid. In January they said they were working on this. It is now April and I am still not seeing this feature.. ?? PLEEEASE expedite! All the planning.. doing.. deleting and redoing is not an efficient use of my time πŸ™

  6. Yes PLEASE add the edit grid feature. My OCD brain needs this feature. If I ever chose to archive photos, it throws my whole feed off balance and I end up archiving more just to keep it looking concise. Being able to rearrange would be a game changer.

  7. The ability to edit the grid would eliminate a lot of sequence planning for my post. I can just post at will then go back to organize. Please please add this feature.

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