PITTSBURGH (CBS) — Instagram is apologizing after social media erupted over what was thought to be a new update.READ MORE: Duquesne Police Searching For Missing 14-Year-Old Douglass-Craig Brown
On Thursday, many users had to tap or swipe horizontally through their Instagram feed, versus vertically. It was like how users scroll through the Instagram story feature.READ MORE: Pennsylvania Judge Begins Review To Pick New Congressional District Maps
However, Instagram head Adam Mosseri said the update was a test that went broad by accident.
“That was supposed to be a very small test that went broad by accident. Should be fixed now. If you’re still seeing it simply restart the app,” said Mosseri on Twitter.
Instagram’s NEW tap-to-view post feed…
— 𝗠𝗮𝘁𝘁 𝗡𝗮𝘃𝗮𝗿𝗿𝗮 (@MattNavarra) December 27, 2018
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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
Many users took to Twitter to vent their feelings.
— Harley (@HarleyM10) December 27, 2018
people: the new instagram update is ugly.
*instagram 2 mins later changing it back*
— philip (@BBTribe) December 27, 2018
This new Instagram tap/slide update.. pic.twitter.com/ZbSOLK2RuH
— Robb (@robbwired) December 27, 2018
Trying to scroll through the new Instagram. pic.twitter.com/kZkktfiHqQ
— Arash Markazi (@ArashMarkazi) December 27, 2018
when you see the new instagram update pic.twitter.com/nfv9GS0yWX
— amy (@irlsloth) December 27, 2018
Me trying to go through my feed after the new Instagram update pic.twitter.com/FVrLA8tY7L
— tommii boii; (@itstommiiboii) December 27, 2018