Social media users are threatening to boycott Instagram over its ‘horrible’ new layout.
Instagram started testing its new ‘TikTok-style’ format earlier this month, and not everyone’s here for it.
Taking to Twitter, one person wrote: “I’m about to delete @instagram! The new update feed is horrible. Nobody asked for a change! I use Instagram everyday and now I can’t even work it. Please bring back the old feed.”
Not mincing their words, another added: “What the actual f**k is the new @instagram update. I swear I’m two seconds from never using that stupid app again,” while a third echoed: “Idk what @instagram did to their feed with this new update, but it’s the worst. I hate it. Now I don’t wanna use the app at all.”
Other negative reviews from users included: “This new instagram ‘immersive’ feed has gotta be one of the worst updates to an app I have ever seen lol” and “Instagram ruins their app more and more with every update. This new feed is f*****g horrendous.”
One nifty Instagrammer pointed out that there’s a way to revert the app back to its former interface, writing on Twitter: “I was able to return it to normal by deleting the app and redos loading it. The update that you have was gone when I re-logged in which is a relief!”
LADbible has approached Meta for comment.
Idk what @instagram did to their feed with this new update, but it’s the worst. I hate it. Now I don’t wanna use the app at all— Chelle 🤍 (@chellyberries) June 25, 2022
Earlier in June, Android Central reported that a new interface had been rolled out, pointing to Mark Zuckerberg’s comments that Instagram ‘wants to make it easier to discover content and connect with friends’, with changes that include a new full-screen feed.
Instagram itself confirmed app changes were coming, tweeting on 16 June: “We want to make it easier to discover content and connect with friends.
“Photos are still an important part of Instagram, and we’re working on ways to improve the way they show up in a full-screen feed too.
“Some people will start seeing this test soon. Excited to hear your feedback!”
Speaking about the update to The Verge back in May, a Meta spokesperson explained the change was ‘designed to bring video more front and centre’.
The outlet noted that Meta’s focus on video content shouldn’t come as a surprise and that the company has been ‘heavily’ pushing short-form video, even offering creators and users cash bonuses if they make it to the top of Reels, a relatively new in-app vertical that only shows video content.
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