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Here's how to turn on post notifications on Instagram

Here's how to turn on post notifications on Instagram Mashable We're using cookies to improve your experience. Click Here to find out more. Mashable Mashable Asia Mashable Australia Mashable France Mashable India Mashable UK Sign in Like Follow Mashable see more  > Search Videos Social Media Tech Business Entertainment World Lifestyle Watercooler Shop More Channels Videos Social Media Tech Business Entertainment World Lifestyle Watercooler Shop Company About Us Licensing & Reprints Archive Mashable Careers Contact Contact Us Submit News Advertise Advertise Legal Privacy Policy Terms of Use Cookie Policy Copyright Policy Apps iPhone / iPad Android Resources Subscriptions Sites Mashable Shop Job Board Social Good Summit Tech Like Follow Follow Here's how to turn on post notifications on Instagram 1.3k Shares Share Tweet Share What's This? Image: Brittany Herbert/Mashable By Karissa Bell 2016-03-28 21:35:07 UTC Major changes are coming to Instagram and, naturally, everyone is freaking out. The company announced earlier this month that it would be switching to an algorithm-based feed, rather than a chronological one. While not totally surprising that the Facebook-owned app would consider such a move, the news has sparked an outcry from many of its devoted users who are upset that their followers may no longer see all of their posts. See also: New Instagram search bar takes stalking to the next level Though switching from a strictly chronological feed to an algorithm-based one is a major change for the app, Instagram doesn't want users panic about the changes just yet (too late.) The company responded on Twitter Monday to let users know it won't be making any changes without first letting everyone know when they are rolling out. We're listening and we assure you nothing is changing with your feed right now. We promise to let you know when changes roll out broadly. — Instagram (@instagram) March 28, 2016 Still, that hasn't stopped anxious Instagram users from creating posts urging their followers to subscribe to their posts. To be clear, turning on post notifications won't switch your feed back to a chronological one when the company starts rolling out its algorithm, but it will help ensure you don't miss posts from your favorite accounts. Post notifications, which Instagram introduced last year, allow users to subscribe to posts of the accounts they want to follow more closely. Much like Facebook's post notifications, the feature enables you to get an alert each time an account posts. There are two ways to enable post notifications. From your feed, you can enable notifications from the "..." menu next to an image in your feed and selecting "turn on post notifications." You can also turn them on by heading directly to the account you want to subscribe to and selecting "follow" (you only need to do one of these.) Image: Instagram Again, it's important to note that this is not the same as reordering your feed back to a chronological timeline (Instagram hasn't said whether the feature will have an opt-out, though it seems unlikely) and that turning on post notifications will cause you to receive push notifications each time a user posts. So be conscious of how many accounts you subscribe to and how often they post so you don't get overloaded with notifications throughout the day. BONUS: Why Instagram is the #1 iPhone app of all time Topics: apps-and-software , Apps and Software , Facebook , instagram , Tech About Us Jobs Advertise Subscribe Privacy Terms Mashable is a global, multi-platform media and entertainment company. Powered by its own proprietary technology, Mashable is the go-to source for tech, digital culture and entertainment content for its dedicated and influential audience around the globe. ©2005-2017 Mashable, Inc. Reproduction without explicit permission is prohibited. All Rights Reserved. Designed in collaboration with Code & Theory