Have you been scrolling through Instagram and noticed that you’re seeing the same posts over and over again? You may follow a lot of other people’s accounts but continue to see the same ones pop up each day.
If Instagram is showing you the same posts this is likely due to the platform’s algorithm geared towards showing you content you regularly engage with. To fix this, you can change your feed to Chronological so that all posts are laid out in date order.
Continue reading to view our full list of fixes to stop Instagram from showing the same posts.
Change Feed To Chronological
The first step to try if you’re frustrated with Instagram displaying the same posts over and over again is to change the order of your Instagram feed to chronological.
It could be that the Instagram algorithm is showing you old posts because you usually engage with these users and they haven’t posted anything new recently. Alternatively, Instagram may be unsure if you’ve seen these posts and so is showing you them just in case.
By ordering your feed in chronological order you can prevent this from happening, as you’ll see all posts in the order in which they were published.
To change your feed to chronological, follow the below instructions:
- Launch the Instagram app
- Click the Instagram logo
- Select Following to enable a chronological feed
- Close and reload the app to ensure all updates have completed
This should prevent repeated posts from appearing on Instagram. If your Instagram account was already set to chronological order, continue reading to find another fix.
Clear Instagram Cache
Another method to try if you’re still seeing the same posts on Instagram is to refresh your Instagram cache. Your cache will save content so that it’s quicker to load next time, which is helpful when searching online but can cause glitches such as duplicate social media posts.
To refresh your Instagram cache, follow the below steps:
- Launch Instagram
- Click on your profile
- Tap the three lines in the top right hand corner of the screen
- Select Your Activity
- Click Recent Searches
- Tap Clear All
This should clear your Instagram cache and refresh the algorithm. You should start seeing new posts on Instagram in no time.
Remove & Re-Add App if you’ve Changed Username
If you’ve changed your username recently, you may be experiencing a glitch where the same posts show again and again.
To fix this, simply remove the Instagram app and re-add it. You don’t need to uninstall it completely, just remove the source from your device and re-add it. This should reset the app and enable you to see posts from new accounts you’re following.
Refresh Instagram Connection
If you’re still struggling with seeing the same posts on Instagram, try refreshing your Instagram connection. This will essentially log you out of all Instagram sessions that you may be currently logged into, and refresh the content/algorithm.
This will involve changing your password, as this is currently the only way to log out of all devices on Instagram.
To refresh your Instagram connection simply follow the below instructions:
- Open Instagram
- Click onto your Profile
- Tap the three lines in the top right hand corner
- Click Settings
- Navigate to Security
- Tap Password
- Type your current password
- Create a new password and enter it twice
- Click Save
- Tap Log Out of All Accounts
Now try logging back into your Instagram account. You should find that your feed has refreshed and you’re no longer seeing the same posts again and again.
Check for App Updates
Another fix to try is to check whether Instagram is due for an update. Developers regularly fix bugs and glitches in apps and release these changes in new updates. It’s worth checking to see if Instagram is due an update, as this may fix the issues with your feed showing the same posts.
To update the Instagram app, follow the below set of steps:
- Load up the Google Play Store
- Click the Your Account icon
- Tap Manage Apps & Device
- Select Overview
- Click Updates Available
- Find Instagram and see if there’s a new update
- Navigate to the App Store
- Click the Account Icon in the top right hand corner
- Scroll Down to the Updates section and find the Instagram App
- If there is a new update available, install it
Updating the Instagram app should allow you to view the latest version without any previous glitches or errors. You may need to close and reload the app to see the latest update.
Updates can also solve other issues with your Instagram app, such as issues with Instagram not working when using mobile data. This is why it’s important to make sure you’re updating your Instagram app regularly.
Delete and Reinstall The App
The final step we recommend if you’re still struggling with Instagram showing the same posts is to delete and reinstall the app. This shouldn’t have an effect on your saved data, however you will need to log back in to any accounts you previously had stored on your Instagram app.
To do this, hold down on the Instagram app and tap ‘Uninstall’. You’ll then need to find the app on the App Store / Google Play Store and reinstall it.
Once reinstalled, log back into your Instagram account(s) and check to see if you are seeing new posts.
We hope that now you’ve carried out the above steps your Instagram feed is now working as it should be.
If you’re still having issues with the same posts showing on Instagram constantly, we recommend contacting Instagram directly via their Help Center. This should contain more information on feed issues and how to solve these problems.