So I'm sure you all have heard that Instagram is ditching the reverse chronological feed in favor of one based on an algorithm like Facebook. In researching around I see a lot of mixed opinions on the how we will be impacted. Any solid facts are welcome and appreciated. A lot of strategies are going to become useless as this change rolls out and I wanted to start a discussion about how we can stay afloat and work around the new changes. I personally have a couple of accounts (my only successful ones) that have HD images stretched accross 3 or 6 tiles. They are all uploaded at once so that users can see them grouped in their feed and know they are part of a larger image. I usually get around the same likes on each image because the users like all 3 or 6 frames of the full image. I am thinking that it will completely destroy my engagement for these accounts because the images will be broken up. I expect shoutouts from brands will lose a lot of value and influencer marketing will takeover. Paid advertising is confirmed. Can we we get new accounts seen without paying for ads? A plus I see is that with a less cluttered feed, users will be more willing to follow more people... But the value of followers will also decrease because of this (heads up to those who are selling them). Hashtags are a bit of a mystery to me, does anyone have any info on whether or not hashtag search results in stay in reverse chronological order?