Instagram for an hour introduced horizontal scrolling–as in the ‘Stories’. Many did not like it

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The social network quickly returned the classic look of scrolling, but did not avoid criticism.

On December 27 Instagram introduced a new way to view photos and videos on the timeline. Instead of the standard scrolling of the, it is possible to switch between posts from side to side by clicking on the screen and ‘swipes’. A similar principle has already been implemented in the “Stories” section. When you try to scroll down the timeline comments open.

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The social network has not publicly warned that it will introduce a new principle for scrolling publications. In the update, users just got a message about it.

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After

A large-scale change in the design of the application caused a lot of negative feedback from users of social networks.

UPDATE. Instagram head Adam Mosseri explained the change in tape scrolling as an error. According to him, a small test was planned, which by chance turned out to be bigger than planned.

UPDATE2. Instagram official account called it a ‘bug’ and apologized.


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