There are 6 key factors influencing the Instagram algorithm for the feed posts, according to Instagram:
Your Instagram feed isn’t just about who you follow, it’s also about who you like and what you like.
The higher it appears in your feed, the more the Instagram algorithm thinks you’ll “like” that post.
The Instagram algorithm wants to give priority to showing you posts that you care about from your friends, family and accounts.
The algorithm not only pays attention to how much engagement your Instagram post gets, but also to how long ago the photo was posted.
If you’re a frequent scroller, your feed will look “chronological,” as Instagram has been trying to “show you the best posts since your last visit.”
If you follow a lot of people, then there are more options for Instagram to choose from, so you probably won’t see all the posts from every account.
If you’re spending a lot of time on Instagram, you’ll see more posts as Instagram digs deeper into its catalogue.
However, if you’re spending just a few minutes each day in the app, then you’ll just get the day’s highlights from the algorithms.