March 16, 2016 — Published by: Drew
In the last week, Instagram ushered in a seemingly small tweak to its content layout, where the trademark age stamps were replaced with far less visible date footers. The old version, as you will no doubt remember, displayed the date stamp top right of the photo or video, in hours, days or weeks depending on age. This is still visible if you look at Instagram on your laptop or computer. However from the Instagram app, you will now see the precise date, rather than the age of the content, and it appears in a barely visible pale grey text below the content and below all comments and likes. It's clear that the age of the content is intended to be less relevant to Instagram moving forward.