There used to be two annoying things on Instagram. Then Instagram started to allow multiple account-switching. The second was, that up until now, you couldn’t tell exactly when an image was posted on the platform. Instagram seems to have changed this with a recent update.
85w. 43w. What? Am I supposed to count the weeks? Sure, but counting I know what week it was… but… what day was it? This is a question no more. It seems that Instagram has updated it’s app to finally show us the exact day that an image was posted. Month, date, and year. If you don’t have it, don’t worry. It’s coming for you too.
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Mashable, that first spotted the change, has reached out to Instagram, and so far there is no update; It seems that the feature is rolling out slowly. I updated my Instagram app today and was able to see the change. The date now appears below the post and its comments on the left-hand side rather than on the top right. How about you?
And in case you missed it, this is what it looks like:
Image credit: RAYMOND WONG/MASHABLE
As is expected, Twitter went wild. The vague date really wasn’t popular at all with users.
When Instagram now shows the date the photo was posted instead of how many days/weeks ago it was posted pic.twitter.com/4uBJ7xM3vw
— Brian Cheung (@brianspeaksnow) March 12, 2016