If you were scrolling through your Instagram feed yesterday and had recently updated the app, you may have been both shocked and appalled to see... *gasp*... horizontal scrolling.
The social media giant decided to road test the feature on what they thought was a small-scale group, but actually went to way more users than intended, and they were not happy.
Adam Mosseri, head of Instagram, said that the feature 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 also told a user on Twitter it was: "Just a test that went to a few orders of magnitude more people than intended... sorry about that."
He also tweeted: "Sorry for the confusion! Always trying new ideas, usually with a much smaller number of people…"
Despite the immediate rolling back of the update, there was still enough time for people to lose their minds on Twitter over the change:
— Melissa G (@melissa_golds) December 27, 2018
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📍going back to |
chronological order |
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📍the absolute worst update they’ve ever released#instagramupdate
— Seamus Daniel (@seamusmdaniel) December 27, 2018
Bitch... this #instagramupdate almost ruined my morning!! 🤮 Now switch our feeds to chronological order, thanks.
— Jeffree Star (@JeffreeStar) 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
— 🌸 𝔄𝔫𝔶𝔢𝔩𝔦 🌸 (@localsatanicboy) December 27, 2018