Instagram users are furious over new app update

Stories are the future of Instagram

Stories are the future of Instagram

The update, which required users to tap to see the next post instead of scrolling through a feed, was short-lived. The design would presumably make it more hard to scroll mindlessly through your Instagram feed-though countless users seem to have no problem swiping mindlessly through Instagram Stories.

'That was supposed to be a very small test that went broad by accident, ' Mosseri tweeted not long after the backlash became apparent.

Instagram has apologised after a test feature was accidentally rolled out to millions of people using its app. Should be fixed now.

Instagram has changed its app so that users scroll from side-to-side rather than up and down, in a large overhaul of the social media platform's interface.

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.

The change, apparently rolled out by mistake, switched to a sideways-scrolling format activated by tapping to the left or right of the screen, according to the network.

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Twitter user Jeffree Star lamented "this #instagramupdate nearly ruined my morning!" while journalist Alex Heath of the online service Cheddar remarked that it "seems maybe meant to reduce mindless vertical scrolling?" Additionally, he said the feed in the app should be back to normal.

One Twitter user posted: "Instagram removing the update so fast bc of the hate was the greatest thing I've ever seen a social media community do".

Instagram users in Chicago tweeted their relief that the update was not permanent. "We apologize for any confusion", a representative said. "Tap through posts, just like you tap through stories".

The change was reversed and everything went back to normal for Instagrammers.

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