Instagram's Temporary Horizontal Feed Update Sees Users Having A Meltdown

Isaac Cain
December 29, 2018

Due to some serious blowback from users, Instagram appears to have quickly reverted to the standard vertical feed for those who were given the new horizontal feed. Soon after, the social media firm rolled back the update, which it later confirmed to be a bug, since the users didn't like it.

However if there's one thing Instagram could learn from Snap Chat is that major updates that introduce dramatic redesigns don't always go down well.

Regardless, with such a considerable change, many users have taken to Twitter to express their disapproval of the Instagram update, as well as appreciation for the quick turnaround. Instagram says the experiment shouldn't have appeared for all users, and the update was quickly rolled back within an hour after attracting a whole lot of anger online. But in the most freakish update and non-update ever, big changes from the social media giant were rolled out and rolled back Thursday morning. "We apologize for any confusion", a representative said.

"Did anyone else's Instagram already go back to the scrolling as opposed to that bad update?" "Tap through posts, just like you tap through stories", it read.

Return?: According to TechCrunch, Instagram has been testing the feed for a while.

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Mosseri took over Instagram in October, following the departure of founders Kevin System and Mike Krieger. Besides that, there is also a progress bar to show users how far they've progressed through their newsfeed.

Instagram head Adam Mosseri called the move a "small test" that went "broader than they expected".

He added: "If you're still seeing it you can simply restart your app and you should be good to go".

Some people logged into Instagram Thursday to an unwelcome surprise: Their vertical scrolling through images had disappeared. One user tweeted, "Instagram, if I wanted Tinder, I would have downloaded Tinder".

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