Instagram's test of a tap-and-swipe feed was mistakenly shared

28 December, 2018, 19:28 | Author: Leah Owens
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The new update was given to users on Thursday but not everyone seemed to have experienced it.

Facebook today released an update to its Instagram photo and video sharing app that fundamentally changed the way that users interact with posts.

While some users were happy about the arrival of the new horizontal, tap-to-scroll feature, others were rather less welcoming of it.

Lots of people took to Twitter to vent their frustration of the new adjustment.

It was later revealed in a tweet by Instagram's CEO Adam Mosseri that it was meant "to be a very small test but went broader than [they] anticipated".

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This morning, users got more than they bargained for when they saw a completely new interface for looking at posts: side-scrolling. "No Instagram no", read another anguished Twitter post. The horizontal feed seemingly only affected the main feed while it was active, as user profiles still used the standard scrolling feed.

Instagram appears to have changed how users scroll through the application. and then it changed it back. Mosseri says if you aren't seeing the old system you should "restart your app".

Instagram has apologised after a test feature was accidentally rolled out to millions of people using its app. TechCrunch pointed out that the tweak could return, but given the reaction, Instagram may think twice now.

A tweet posted by the official Instagram account stated that this was a "bug", and that they were sorry for any confusion that was caused. Stop this chaos and bring back the chronological news feed.

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