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PITTSBURGH (CBS) — Instagram is apologizing after social media erupted over what was thought to be a new update.
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.
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
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