Instagram has announced they’re bringing back the chronological feed in a bid to smash algorithm-fueled harm for young people on the app.

Head of Instagram Adam Mosseri announced the optional setting will roll out in the new year.

Another optional “favorites” feed has also been proposed, which will put posts from selected pals higher in your feed.

The Insta feed hasn’t been in time order since 2016 when they made the switch to a ranked-algorithm order based on your preferences.

Whistleblowers and lawmakers have been calling the platform toxic for younger users for ages, prompting a government subcommittee hearing on child safety this week.

That’s where Mr Mosseri made the announcement and was grilled on the impact of the app on youth mental health.

He clapped back with more details on plans for an industry body and more parental controls.

CNN reports he also said Instagram will take a “stricter approach” to what it recommends to teenagers and nudge them toward different topics like architecture and travel if they’ve been dwelling on any type of content for too long.

Ahead of the hearing, Insta also rolled out the “Take a Break” feature this week, which encourages users to pause using the app after they’ve been using it for a certain time period.

“We want people to have meaningful control over their experience. We’ve been experimenting with Favorites, a way for you to decide whose posts you want to see higher up, and we’re working on another option to see posts from people you follow in chronological order. We want to be clear that we’re creating new options — providing people with more choices so they can decide what works best for them — not switching everyone back to a chronological feed. You can expect more on this early next year!” – Instagram