Instagram confirms switch back to classic scrolling style following update

Instagram confirms switch back to classic scrolling style following update

Instagram confirms switch back to classic scrolling style following update

While there have been some major changes to Instagram over the past few years, one thing has always remained consistent - how we view images.

When many users woke up this morning they saw the Instagram feed side scrolling instead of scrolling up and down.

Instagram had tested these types of changes in the past as part of a broader effort for the Facebook-owned social network to draw in more people and get people to use its app more. Back in October, Instagram had been testing the feature in the Explore section.

Instagram users were up in arms after the photo- and video-sharing platform dropped another seemingly unwanted and unannounced update.

Tech reporter Taylor Lorenz called out the change on Twitter, noting that not only was it completely different, but also hard to use.

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After much backlash from the new update, Instagram reverted back to its original layout.

"Tap to advance" as it's called, allows users to tap through posts similar to the way you tap to advance stories.

So, as we collectively do when one app frustrates us, we vented on another: Twitter. "Tap through posts, just like you tap through stories". The update was pushed out globally without having to physically update the app through the app stores. Twitter and Instagram were filled with outrage posts and memes in a matter of minutes.

The update triggered an immediate reaction on social media, with users flooding Twitter with their grievances, causing the hashtag "instagramfail" to trend. If you're still seeing the horizontal feed in the app, try restarting it, Mosseri says. "We apologize for any confusion", a Facebook spokesperson told The Verge.

Instagram eventually did reverse the update nearly immediately.

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