Pope Francis Joins Instagram

PHOTO: Kevin Systrom, CEO and co-founder of online media sharing platform Instagram, during a private audience with Pope Francis in the Apostolic Palace in Vatican City, Feb. 26, 2016. L'Osservatore Romano/Pool/EPA
Kevin Systrom, CEO and co-founder of online media sharing platform Instagram, during a private audience with Pope Francis in the Apostolic Palace in Vatican City, Feb. 26, 2016.

Pope Francis has joined Instagram!

Perhaps the pontiff, 79, was charmed by Instagram founder Kevin Systrom when the two met at the Vatican last month.

The pope, 79, shared his first 'gram today and quickly began accumulating followers.

For a guy who has said he doesn't know how to work a computer, Pope Francis hasn't shied away from embracing technology.

In January, he had separate meetings with Alphabet executive chairman Eric Schmidt and Apple CEO Tim Cook.

A Google+ hangout last year put the pope in front of a webcam and allowed him to answer questions from children around the world.

The pope also tweets and has been happy to indulge quite a few visitors to the Vatican on selfie requests.

While it's unclear if the pope is actually the one sending out his social media dispatches, we hope he's heard the latest news about Instagram.

In the coming months, the Facebook-owned photo sharing app plans to radically shake up users' feeds in the hope it will allow users to keep up with the people they care about the most.

The reverse chronological feed will be replaced by an algorithmic feed showing photos out of order -- but placing more importance on the ones Instagram's software believes you'll care about the most.