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Confusion As Instagram Changes Layout Then Says Update Was A 'Mistake'

Confusion As Instagram Changes Layout Then Says Update Was A 'Mistake'

Instagram decided to head into 2019 with a whole new layout to the feed - so rather than scrolling up and down, users had to scroll left and right.

But, people hated the update so much that Instagram scrapped the update all together and went back to the old one.

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Instagram then claimed the rage-inducing update was a 'mistake.'

"Sorry about that, this was supposed to be a very small test but we went broader than we anticipated," Instagram boss Adam Mosseri wrote on Twitter.

Credit: Instagram
Credit: Instagram

All inside the space of about half an hour.

People were not happy with the changes - with users quick to take to Twitter to complain that it was 'awful'.

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One posted: "Who else hates the new Instagram update?? I'm quite sad about it, calling it now, the outrage is gonna force them to change it before 2019 lol."

Credit: Twitter
Credit: Twitter

Another commented: "Thanks Instagram for ruining my life with this update this is wonderful."

While another said: "I've seen a lot of shitty updates from @instagram, and I already hated the scroll feature in the Explore tab, so this new update really is the worst. Not the best best way to start 2K19."

A third tweeted: "Dear @instagram, if I wanted to swipe right, I'd get on Bumble. Sincerely, an angry millennial. But seriously... don't update your app."

Credit: Instagram
Credit: Instagram

The update replicates the Instagram stories which has been hugely successful for the company - taking on the success of Snapchat.

The use of stories has been so successful it's become almost twice as big as their rivals Snapchat.

However, some people have compared the swiping to the feature used on Tinder and aren't happy and one person said they're now done with the app all together.

"If my Instagram updates on its own then I'm deleting the app all together," it was tweeted.

Credit: Instagram
Credit: Instagram

Basically, there seems to be a resounding agreement on social media that users of the photo-based social media were very much pissed off with the changes.

Once updating a message telling app users of the change is appears saying: "Introducing a new way to move through posts.Tap through posts, just like you tap through stories."

Some Instagram users found the update hadn't happened for their device yet, but this could be down to apps like Instagram staggering the release of their updates.

And one user pointed it it can, kind of be avoided. They tweeted: "Hey, party people. :wave: If you're worried about this new Instagram update (and you have an iOS device), make sure this is turned off in Settings and it won't automatically update. #InstagramUpdate."

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/Twitter

Topics: News, Instagram, Technology

Rachael Grealish

Rachael is a NCTJ qualified journalist from West Cumbria, with a passion for news, features and journalism. Outside of work Rachael loves plenty of coffee, running and reading.

 

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