Over the holidays, Instagram users have been talking about an update that shook them all. It definitely wasn't just some minor change to the app's interface. In cased you missed it, the social media platform tested horizontal scrolling for the photo feed — meaning you browsed through photos in the same way you browse Instagram Stories. This, of course, ended up annoying a lot of users and caused an uproar.
For those who missed it here’s what it looked like #instagramupdatepic.twitter.com/dg9t33PaOG— Basma (@basmahxmde) December 27, 2018
Head of Instagram Adam Mosseri addressed the situation, saying that the roll out was an accident. He replied to social media consultant Matt Navarra's "HATE IT/ LOVE IT" poll on Twitter, saying, "That was supposed to be a very small test that went broad by accident. Should be fixed now. If you're still seeing it simply restart the app. Happy holidays!"
That was supposed to be a very small test that went broad by accident. Should be fixed now. If you're still seeing it simply restart the app. Happy holidays! 😬— Adam Mosseri (@mosseri) December 27, 2018
And just like that, Instagram retracted the update. And it's clear from these reactions that they probably aren't bringing it back anytime soon:
This fills me with a primal rage #BringBackTheScroll#instagramupdatepic.twitter.com/jKyE2YktiK— a fair amount of diggity (@allisonweslie) December 27, 2018
Me trying to leave a like on Instagram after the #instagramupdatepic.twitter.com/pWgZlEqn5x— M¥SS KETAmmuort (@LaskuNikolin) December 27, 2018
us: pls chronological timelines— 𝓪, 𝓶, 𝓪, 𝓻, 𝓲, 𝓼 (@triviastigma) December 27, 2018
insta: what? insta stories?
us: nonono chronological timelines
insta: did you mean IGTV
us: NO CHRONOLOGICAL TIMELINES
insta: ohhhh you want to scroll horizontally #instagramupdate
#instagramupdate— India (@IndiaSynai) December 27, 2018
Who the hell wants to SWIPE THROUGH EVERY SINGLE PERSONS PICS #instagramupdate— nik (@nix0lette) December 27, 2018
#instagramupdate— Angie Geralis (@angie_geralis) December 27, 2018
Instagram Users: “Can’t wait to scroll down Instagram today”
Instagram users returning to twitter to rant about the new Instagram update #instagramupdatepic.twitter.com/U7gHIFO2RJ— ‘ (@IdoIoNeymar) December 27, 2018
Instagram literally went “felt cute but might delete later” #instagramupdate— Basma (@basmahxmde) December 27, 2018
Instagram making that new update like #instagramupdatepic.twitter.com/cpyKp1jSwL— Meg ✨ (@voidkermit) December 27, 2018
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