Instagram knows all of our secrets, particularly the people we love to stalk. Some people think the company outs our habits to other users in their story. These users believe that the people who populate at the top of your story viewers are the ones who stalk you the most. Maybe your crush is always at the top or maybe it’s your nemesis. It doesn’t matter who.
We visited Instagram to speak with Julian Gutman, product lead for Instagram Home, which includes Stories and the Feed to figure out whether there’s any truth to this idea. Also while we were there, Julian and I chatted about the algorithm and the company’s switch to the algorithmic feed. Watch the video above if you want to know how people end up at the top of your viewers list or the top of your Feed in general.