Instagram Changes Another Feature & Users Are NOT Happy About It

An alert to Instagram users on Thursday morning

An alert to Instagram users on Thursday morning

This morning, Instagram appeared to be rolling out-or at least testing-a new feed that could have you tapping and swiping rather than scrolling.

Instead of the vertical feed we've all become accustomed to, some users can now either tap or swipe left or right-much like how you would scroll through Stories.

Responding to the criticisms on Twitter, Facebook's head of Instagram, Adam Mosseri, said the roll-out was an accident and was only meant to be a small test. Should be fixed now. An hour or so later, The Independent reported that the update was a "test" and was rolled out by mistake.

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Some Instagram users compared the new feature to rival social media company Snap Inc (NYSE: SNAP), whose app redesign was met with a similar negative reaction.

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Minutes after the update went through on many phones, some noted that their app reverted back to infinite scroll and the update appeared to have been removed. "Tap through posts, just like you tap through stories". And while we're at it, let's go ahead and bring back a chronological feed. It only lasted a few minutes but those that were affected made a decision to speak out on social media.

Instagram told TechCrunch that the wide rollout was the result of a bug, and the old interface should reappear for all users soon. "We apologize for any confusion", a representative said.

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