Instagram blames ‘bug’ for design change that prompted backlash

Instagram blames ‘bug’ for design change that prompted backlash

Instagram blames ‘bug’ for design change that prompted backlash

As a result, when the social media site introduced a new way to scroll through friends' photos this morning, many were less than pleased. Instead of this, Instagram is testing a horizontal feed, with posts - and advertisements - taking up what is essentially their own page in an Instagram Story.

Nearly as soon as the change was made, users took to Twitter to complain and demand the return of the familiar up-and-down scrolling method.

Instagram users in Chicago tweeted their relief that the update was not permanent.

"That was supposed to be a very small test that went broad by accident", Adam Mosseri, the head of Instagram, tweeted alongside a grimacing emoji.

To say that the reaction from affected Instagram users was one of shock and horror would be an understatement, even though the horizontal scrolling affected only the main feed.

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The app's development team must have heard us all, because they've reportedly changed the app back to its old format already! Instead of scrolling down to see new posts, users had to scroll sideways, like on Tinder. "We apologize for any confusion" an Instagram spokesperson tells TechCrunch.

According to Instagram head Adam Mosseri, the update was meant to be a small-scale test for a few users, but it was accidentally released across the platform.

Like us, many celebs aren't happy with the update at all.

The trends surfaced following heavy criticism of Instagram's latest update, which according to the Independent, "completely changes" the platform. The company previously eliminated the chronological feed, in which posts showed up in the order in which they were shared, and replaced it with a random feed based on an algorithm.

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