Published: Sat, December 29, 2018
Technology | By Lionel Gonzales

Instagram users are revolting...against horizontal scrolling

Instagram users are revolting...against horizontal scrolling

Popular photo sharing website Instagram accidentally changed how scrolling through posts works on its mobile app, and some people are extremely upset.

Instagram briefly changed the structure of its feed and the internet freaked out.

After users went insane and started complaining about the new Instagram news feed layout the company spokesperson in a note to the media said, "Due to a bug, some users saw a change to the way their feed appears today".

This morning Instagram began rolling out a new update that vastly changed the main feed of the app. "We apologize for any confusion" an Instagram spokesperson tells TechCrunch.

Last night, Instagram pushed out an update which brought the sideways scrolling of feed.

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Social media users posted about the change online, complaining that the layout of the feed changed from a top-down scroll to a left-right scroll.

That Snapchat update saw snap streaks and individual stories grouped together on a single page, which many users thought was confusing and cluttered, while a "Discovery" page and a "Friends" page were added.

Instead, posts appear one at a time on the full screen, requiring you tap or swipe to see the next one. However, the new user interface, which was supposed to be tested with a small number of users, sparked outrage among users who immediately panned this new design. There's now stories, promoted posts, shopping, online status indicators, chat and even live video. Either way, Instagram fans were very happy to have their normal timeline back - at least for now.

Mosseri confirmed that the update should be cleared for everyone, and to just restart your app if you were still seeing it.

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