ByMeghann Elisa, writer at
'Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?'
Meghann Elisa

We're all familiar with that seriously annoying scenario: you're scoping someone out on Instagram and as you scroll (probably too far) down, you come across a photo that catches your eye. Is that a partner? Or an ex?! When was it taken?! Oh, 137 weeks ago. What does that even mean?!

Yes okay, it just takes a little calculation to work it out, but at the end of the day, it's still math. We hate math. And there's certainly no room for division in our social media life. Thankfully, Instagram has finally come to the same conclusion.

That's right, all photos will now be listed with the actual date they were posted, rather than just a confusing number of weeks, i.e. March 15 2015 instead of 52 weeks ago; and you can get the new feature by downloading the latest update on your smartphone. On the web version, things are a little different: the new timestamps don't show up right away but if you hover over the day/week count, the full time stamp will appear.

Hooray! Let the stalking commence without the math! But be careful not to blow your cover; tap a little too hard and you'll find yourself liking that holiday snap from 170 weeks ago. Now, that's pretty hard to recover from.

Are you grateful for Instagram's new feature?

Source: E! Online


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