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Instagram Test Snafu Removes Scrolling Function From App 12/28/2018

The Instagram app is seen in the App Store on an iPhone on Dec. 1 2017 Instagram Test Snafu Removes Scrolling Function From App 12/28/2018
Melba Vasquez | 29 December, 2018, 22:28

Instagram changed the feed Thursday from a vertical scroll to a horizontal tap.

And like most updates by Instagram, even this update was met with strong disapproval and sharp criticism.

The redesign required users to swipe horizontally instead of the normal vertical scroll to see their feed, befuddling many members of the photo- and video-sharing application, which has over one billion users worldwide.

On Thursday, Instagram users around the world were faced with the new timeline system, as well as an explainer on what the changes were and how to use them. As a result, when the social media site introduced a new way to scroll through friends' photos this morning, many were less than pleased.

Instagram first began testing this feature in October, but at the time, it was restricted to the Explore tab.

Instagram users are breathing a sigh of relief after parent company Facebook, Inc.

Instagram Test Snafu Removes Scrolling Function From App 12/28/2018

'Tap through posts, just like you tap through stories'. Besides that, there is also a progress bar to show users how far they've progressed through their newsfeed.

"Sorry about that, this was supposed to be a very small test but we went broader than we anticipated", he wrote.

Journalist and media commentator Owen Jones posted a meme of a person with a flamethrower, alongside the caption: "Here's how I'm dealing with the new Instagram feed". An hour or so later, The Independent reported that the update was a "test" and was rolled out by mistake. If you're still seeing it simply restart the app.

Today, Instagram took to Twitter to apologize after reversing the update.

Instagram appears to have changed how users scroll through the application. and then it changed it back. Tapping right will lead users to the next post whereas tapping left will bring users back to the previous post, and tapping in the middle will do the same, which is liking the post.

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