Instagram Update: New Date Setting



Instagram has updated its date setting by showing the exact date of each photo that users has uploaded.

The single most annoying thing about Instagram is that it displays a photo or video’s upload date as so many “weeks” ago as opposed to the date. However, the update is finally coming. Over the weekend, users have noticed the Instagram app now shows the exact date (month, date and year) a post was published on both our own and other peoples’ posts.

So far, it appears the update is slowly rolling out to users in the background, so if you don’t see it yet, be patient. Here’s what it looks like:


As you can see in the screenshots above, being able to see the date a post was published sure beats having to calculate what 75 weeks ago was.

Previously, the web version of Instagram let users see the exact date posts were uploaded. Instagram changed that to “weeks” sometime late last year to make it consistent with the app.

Users who are seeing the change are also elated: