Instagram Swipe Feed December 2018 Update Outrages Internet

Posted December 30, 2018

Some Instagram users remained upset over the glitch.

When many users woke up this morning they saw the Instagram feed side scrolling instead of scrolling up and down. In a tweet, the newly-appointed head of Instagram Adam Mosseri said: "Sorry about that, this was supposed to be a very small test but we went broader than we anticipated".

Instagram said a short time later that it had rolled back the redesign to the normal vertical scroll.

Some people logged into Instagram Thursday to an unwelcome surprise: Their vertical scrolling through images had disappeared.

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User @hausw1fe tweeted: "Well thank god that awful experience only lasted 45 min".

Snap's stock is down almost 70 percent for the year, while Facebook's stock is down 32 percent. Before that, he was vice president news feed, Facebook, Instagram's parent company. The tweet read "Introducing a new way to move through posts - Tap through posts, just like you tap through stories". Many of the Twitter users have even termed as the ("Worst User Experience") decision for the app.

Instagram feeds are now back to working as they were previously. The accidental update affected only iPhone users and Android and desktop users were spared from the accidental "tap through posts" update.

Android users can go back to an earlier version of the app, but it takes quite a few steps and can be hard for non-tech savvy users. We apologize for any confusion'. Users were only able to see a single post while the comments were more prominent.

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Mosseri confirmed that the update should be cleared for everyone, and to just restart your app if you were still seeing it.

This is definitely not the first time an Instagram update has led to users having a meltdown.

According to Instagram head Adam Mosseri, the update was meant to be a small-scale test for a few users, but it was accidentally released across the platform.

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