Photo lovers on Instagram rejoice! 

Earlier this week, Instagram’s Adam Mosseri stated that the platform has had too great a focus on video content and will look to make photos more of a priority once again in 2023.

“I think we were overfocused on video in 2022 and pushed ranking too far, and basically showed too many videos and not enough photos. We’ve since balanced, so things like how often someone likes photos versus videos, and how often someone comments on photos versus videos, are roughly equal, which is a good sign that things are balanced.”Mosseri

But hold up – before you ditch video all together, remember – a strong strategy is one that prioritises creating great content that speaks to your audience and objectives, regardless of it’s format.

We recommend sharing a balance of content types on Instagram, including videos, graphics, photos and carousel posts to appeal to all aspects of the algorithm, as well as to your different target demographics who may prefer one content type over the other.

As for a return to stills on Instagram? It may take a while to see these changes come to fruition, so it’s always best to ensure you’re keeping on top of things by regularly reviewing your analytics and results.

Is it time to review your 2023 social media strategy? Contact us to schedule in a call with our strategy team.