Instagram Just (Accidentally) Dropped a Whole New Layout and, You Guessed It, Everyone's Pissed
It looks like we'll soon say goodbye to scrolling down.
BY BEN BOSKOVICH | Dec 28, 2018 | Technology
Instagram sent its users into a frenzy Thursday morning with an abrupt change to the layout of its feed—an all-too familiar move from an app that's played with your emotions since the first time you threw a sepia filter over a photo of your coffee cup.
The new feature, which removes the vertical scroll you've come to know and love (read: become addicted to), replaces it with an Instagram Stories-esque horizontal scroll.
Given the reaction, you'd have thought Instagram banned sharing childhood photos while home for the holidays or something. You know you've messed up when you piss off the Big Meme accounts, and, uh, Mashable.
TechCrunch heard from Instagram about the feed nuke, and reports that the rollout was a "bug."
“Due to a bug, some users saw a change to the way their feed appears today. We quickly fixed the issue and feed is back to normal. We apologize for any confusion” an Instagram spokesperson tells TechCrunch. The company confirms it’s still testing the navigation style in Explore.
Simply based on the fact that Instagram has discussed rolling out a feature like this for its explore page, I'm going to go ahead and assume that this "bug" was more of a warning shot.
From: Esquire US