I’m not sure why social platforms constantly feel the urge to evolve. I miss the Facebook that gave me real news stories instead of my uncle’s views about the United States Postal Service, I long for the days of Friendster and MySpace.
Instagram is the latest platform to fall victim to the trend. The platform recently decided to test out a new way of scrolling through a feed — tapping left-to-right, instead of up-and-down.
Predictably, the people of the internet are mad.
The feature, mimics the format of Instagram stories. Both features operate horizontally. Users were forced tap to see the next post.
The transformation made folks largely, well, livid.
Instagram completely obliterating its feed while everyone is stuck on their parents’ couch is exactly the holiday drama I needed this week!
— Ashley Carman (@ashleyrcarman) December 27, 2018
rolling out a terrible new instagram update over the week between christmas and new years is purely evil
— maya kosoff (@mekosoff) December 27, 2018
Instagram is back with their bullshit. WHO ASKED TO TAP THROUGH POSTS??
— zel (@denzeldion) December 27, 2018
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📍another update literally nobody asked for
— Call Me By My @ (@NotAgainBen) December 27, 2018
today was the day instagram truly became president
— Ariel Edwards-Levy (@aedwardslevy) December 27, 2018
Instagram did not immediately respond to Mashable’s request for comment, but Adam Mosseri, Head of Instagram tweeted saying the update was rolled out 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
Now this is the kind of social media outrage that appeals to everyone, regardless of their political views. It pulls the people of the internet together. Onwards, my angry brethren!