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.
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.
THIS UODATE IS SO UGLY WHAT THE FUCK INSTAGRAM FOX YOUR SHIT pic.twitter.com/mXwtpdJJhg
— 𝙙𝙤𝙢𝙚𝙣𝙞𝙘𝙖 (@hegetsmedizzy) December 27, 2018
A large-scale change in the design of the application caused a lot of negative feedback from users of social networks.
*New Instagram updates*
— Complex (@Complex) December 27, 2018
When the new IG update hits your phone pic.twitter.com/et5T59TECo
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) December 27, 2018
Instagram's New Update Is The Worst Thing To Ever Happen To You In Your Life https://t.co/0DKQweJy62
— Dave Portnoy (@stoolpresidente) December 27, 2018
INSTAGRAM WHAT HAVE YOU DONE.
— Olivia Bowen Buckland (@OliviaDBuck) December 27, 2018
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.
Sorry about that, this was supposed to be a very small test but we went broader than we anticipated. 😬
— Adam Mosseri (@mosseri) December 27, 2018
UPDATE2. Instagram official account called it a ‘bug’ and apologized.
Due to a bug, some users saw a change to the way their feed appears today. We quickly fixed the issue and feed is back to normal. We apologize for any confusion.
— Instagram (@instagram) December 27, 2018