The New Instagram Update Is Causing Outrage

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Many Instagram users woke up Thursday to a surprising change to the platform in which they need to scroll horizontally or tap through posts on their main page. Instead of scrolling through posts vertically, some people were forced to swipe and tap left and right through their feeds, similar to how the app's "stories" feature works.

Twitter user Jeffree Star lamented "this #instagramupdate nearly ruined my morning!" while journalist Alex Heath of the online service Cheddar remarked that it "seems maybe meant to reduce mindless vertical scrolling?"

The tap-to-advance method to browse your friends' content more closely resembles the interaction within the popular "Stories" feature on Instagram.

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There's been mainly outrage as users were greeted with the message 'Introducing a new way to move through posts.

He added: "If you're still seeing it you can simply restart your app and you should be good to go".

'We quickly fixed the issue and feed is back to normal. One user tweeted, "Instagram, if I wanted Tinder, I would have downloaded Tinder".

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For a while now, users of the app have been getting increasingly annoyed at the algorithm's refusal to show a chronological feed and now, Instagram have gone and made even more of a drastic change.

"That was supposed to be a very small test that went broad by accident".

The network rolled back to its previous look within hours. "We apologize for any confusion" an Instagram spokesperson tells TechCrunch.

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Instagram is claiming that their update was accidental this morning. In the horizontal feed, you have to flick left or right every time you want to see a new photo.

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