Social Media Erupts After ‘Very Small’ Instagram Test Goes Broad By Accident

Instead of being able to swipe vertically to see your timeline, Instagram is now forcing users to tap or swipe horizontally.

Users were not happy with the update and many of them were tweeting about the change.

The redesigned Snapchat app has struggled to attract more users since its roll-out past year and newer versions have been criticised for being too confusing.

Mosseri, a former Facebook product exec who helped built the parent company's News Feed, did not say when Instagram would change its new look again. "Introducing a new way to move through posts", a pop-up message introducing the new feature reads.

People took to Twitter to complain about the update, begging Instagram to change it back to how it was beforehand. Our redesigned algorithmic Friend Feed made it harder to find the right people to talk to, and moving too quickly meant that we didn't have time to optimize the Friend Feed for fast performance.

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"That was supposed to be a very small test that went broad by accident".

Instagram has apologised for accidentally sending out an update which proved hugely unpopular. "We apologize for any confusion" an Instagram spokesperson tells TechCrunch.

Instagram has apologised after a "bug" update changed some users' feeds, resulting in major backlash, which the social media platform said is now "fixed".

Instagram has not responded to HuffPost's request for further comment on the update mishap.

After the update users now had to swipe left (or right) or tap through the posts in the app, like a modified horizontal scroll.

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