‘This is the worst’: Instagram users not happy about accidental update

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Instagram Pulls New 'Swipe' Update After Major Backlash On Thursday, Instagram introduced a new update that made users scroll left to right instead of the normal vertical motion. After tons of backlash, Adam Mosseri, the head of Instagram, said it was just a "small test." Adam Mosseri, via Twitter @RachelCMFT, via Twitter When the feature was active, users quickly took to social media to voice their displeasure leading #instagramfail to quickly begin trending. @iknowtonymayer, via Twitter @iknowton

If you logged into Instagram Thursday morning and noticed a drastic change, you were not alone. The platform rolled out a new look that sent the internet into a frenzy.

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Many users opened the app to find that their feed scrolled from left to right instead of up and down like usual.

While the redesign was only meant to be a small test, it mistakenly affected way more people than expected, according to Adam Mosseri, head of Instagram.

“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!” he said in a tweet.

 

The company has since reverted back to old format, but not before droves took to social media to express their disapproval. Many said they hated the change.

 
 
 

A few admitted they had a hard time navigating the latest interface.

 
 
 

Others were so frustrated they threatened to delete the app from their phones.

 
 

On the other hand, there were a couple of folks who actually liked the new design.

 
 

And some people were not affected or logged into Instagram after the old format returned.

 
 
 
 

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