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.

Huawei's annual smartphone shipments exceed 200 million units
The firm boasts going from "being dismissed as a statistical "Other" to ranking among the top 3 players in the world". It had over 65 million units being sold for all of 2018, thus driving a majority of the volume for the brand.


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.

Instagram won't get many double taps for their newest update.

What did you think of Instagram's temporary scrolling update?

Alertés pour une grenade, les gendarmes découvrent… une pomme de pin — Insolite
La présence d'une grenade leur avait été signalée par une habitante sur une plage de Saint-Cast-le-Guildo et avait été prise très au sérieux, ont raconté les gendarmes.


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.

CenturyLink customers get belated coal in their stockings with nationwide outage
CenturyLink customers in Utah and around the nation are reporting services are not working Thursday. We're still investigating", company spokeswoman Linda Johnson responded.


Latest News