Why Everyone Freaking Out About An Accidental Instagram Update


Mostly Instagram user were speechless on Thursday morning because Instagram app’s timeline feature switched vertical scroll to a horizontal feed.

Instagram first teased the feature earlier this year, this update allow user to tap horizontally through post. “We’re always testing ways to improve the experience on Instagram and bring you closer to the people and things you love”, a spokeperson for instagram told TechCrunch at the time.

Instagram chose Thursday to launch another test of the timeline, adding a notice that read. “Instagram Introducing a brand new way to Move Through Posts”, similar to identical way they tap through stories.

The test, intended to reach a limited number users, prompted quick criticism from those who find reading and tapping horizontally harder to quickly. They vented their dislike on Twitter.

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