Instead of scrolling up endlessly and seeing images from the accounts that you follow, users were encouraged to tap or swipe right or left to proceed through the feed (much like they do in Instagram Stories).
Users were greeted with this screen when they opened the app. "Tap through posts, just like you tap through stories", it read.
If a post has multiple photos in it, the user can swipe through the photos and if they tap on the post, they'll see the next one in the feed.
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Pujara joined Agarwal and they were impenetrable. "I hope that it's a lively pitch. Kohli was optimistic enough work had been done on the pitch to ensure a result.
Some users were wondering if there was a way to revert to the older version of the app, where the feed was still controlled by scrolling, but unfortunately for those with iPhones there is no way to undo the new Instagram update. We've reached out to Instagram for more information and we'll update this post when we know more. Instead, a new horizontal scroll feature was introduced, allowing users to scroll left-to-right to view the photos.
According to a tweet from Instagram head Adam Mosseri, the social media company debuted the changes early on Thursday morning as a part of what was meant to be a "small test" of the new features - but the test was accidentally sent out more widely than anticipated. If the test is an utter failure, and the reaction is as negative as it appeared to be today, perhaps we can dodge this bullet, but widespread disapproval hasn't always stopped social media platforms in the past. It appears as though the app has been changed globally, for a majority of users.
Nearly as soon as the change was made, users took to Twitter to complain and demand the return of the familiar up-and-down scrolling method.