Instagram Is Testing a Sideways-Scrolling Feed & Everyone Hates It

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28 December, 2018

When Instagram made a decision to roll out a new update today, people were quick to get in their feelings about the changes. Instead of scrolling through posts vertically, some people were forced to swipe and tap left and right through their feeds, similar to how the app's "stories" feature works.

Some users were reporting that shortly after they got the new feed, their app reverted back to the original vertical-scroll feed.

The new feed went live on Thursday morning, however it wasn't meant to go live for everyone, with Head of Instagram Adam Mosseri tweeting that it "was supposed to be a very small test but we went broader than we anticipated". A screen saying: "Introducing a New Way to Move Through Posts", appears, telling users to tap through to see the posts in their timeline.

If you're still seeing the update, Mosseri suggests closing out and launching the app again.

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Instagram shocked users today by changing the way people view their feed.

The unwelcome update - which was likened to Tinder - was live for about an hour before it was rolled back.

Users awoke to a very different Instagram look on Thursday morning - and they were not happy. We quickly fixed the issue and feed is back to normal. "We apologize for any confusion", a representative said.

Rather than scrolling up and down, you now have to scroll side to side. In effect, the entire feed turned into a Story, with tap controls as well as a progress bar up top.


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