Instagram on Thursday suddenly changed its feed display but users didn’t seem to be happy with the change. The new feed turned all posts resembling like giant Instagram stories. Instagram users, however, asked the company to revert to the old display mode and threatened to leave the platform.
They slammed them for the ‘atrocious’ and ‘nightmarish’ update.
— Emma Blackery (@emmablackery) December 27, 2018
INSTAGRAM PLS I DONT WANNA TAP OR SWIPE, I WANNA SCROLL MY FEED WE NEED THE OLD YOU BACK !!!!!
— Dalia (@daliafarhana) December 27, 2018
I’m about to delete the @instagram app. fr. this is the worst thing i’ve ever seen.
you can’t scroll down. pic.twitter.com/TBZy71umtp
— Chynna.✨ (@MadeNChynna) December 27, 2018
How do I delete the new Instagram update omgggggg no’
— Mark (@MarkFerris199O) December 27, 2018
These Instagram updates are weird. I think Instagram wants us to leave. Like when a guy goes “you’re just to good for me.” We should listen.
— Quinta. (@quintabrunson) December 27, 2018
us: pls chronological timelines
insta: what? insta stories?
us: nonono chronological timelines
insta: did you mean IGTV
us: NO CHRONOLOGICAL TIMELINES
insta: ohhhh you want to scroll horizontally #instagramupdate
— 𝓪, 𝓶, 𝓪, 𝓻, 𝓲, 𝓼 (@triviastigma) December 27, 2018
Everyone: we hate the new Instagram update
— Jeyson Paez (@jeysonpaez) December 27, 2018
You know how in apocalypse movies where a part of the population starts freaking out because they’re infected by something unfamiliar and start rampaging? I felt like I was in one when I woke up to people losing their minds over the Instagram update. I’ve already locked my doors.
— Eugene Lee Yang (@EugeneLeeYang) December 27, 2018
| _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
📍going back to |
chronological order |
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _|
📍the absolute worst update they’ve ever released#instagramupdate
— Seamus Daniel (@seamusmdaniel) December 27, 2018
— Keyan (@KuritaKian) December 27, 2018
However, seeing the backlash Instagram head Adam Mosseri commented on Twitter that the horizontal feed “was supposed to be a very small 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. Happy holidays! 😬
— Adam Mosseri (@mosseri) December 27, 2018
Quickly, the app went back to its horizontal feed but by then the backlash was real and even ‘unupdate’ became a search keyword on Google!
— Skyleigh Tweedy (@SkyleighTweedy) December 27, 2018
Later, the photo and video sharing app issued an apology and said that the problem was for 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.
— Instagram (@instagram) December 27, 2018
Now, Netizens are trolling the app with mean memes and jokes.
— Philip “that DeFranco guy” DeFranco (@PhillyD) December 27, 2018
— Sir Jadeja (@SirJadeja) December 27, 2018
Instagram literally went “felt cute but might delete later” #instagramupdate
— Basma (@basmahxmde) December 27, 2018
— esma (@esmemeh) December 27, 2018
— Felix (navidad) (@felixrackers) December 27, 2018
— dbrand (@dbrand) December 27, 2018
instagram walking back to change the post layout back to scroll after they see all the hate pic.twitter.com/Jk6ARcKWz7
— chi (@chdnma) December 27, 2018
— AJR (@A_reHORic) December 27, 2018
IG trying to delete the update when they see feedback. pic.twitter.com/LFpDUopL2b
— Lex Jaramillo (@LxJaramillo) December 27, 2018
— Matt Black (@matticus_) December 27, 2018
— 6’7- Eleven Inches (@LebandzJames3) December 27, 2018
instagram: come back we’ve gotten rid of the new update
— Hoodie Allen (@HoodieAllen) December 27, 2018
Only in 2018 could a company as large as Instagram release a new update and then receive such a backlash over it that they change it back 20 minutes later. Beautiful. #instagramupdate
— Michael (@michaelbrown_10) December 27, 2018