You'd think Instagram would know by now that even the smallest changes can send users into a paranoid frenzy.
Instagram, in response, very quickly changed their tune and removed the feature, writing that the whole thing was actually "due to a bug".
People took to Twitter to complain about the update, begging Instagram to change it back to how it was beforehand. Users went berserk on social media, with #instagramupdate trending on Twitter. The design would presumably make it more hard to scroll mindlessly through your Instagram feed-though countless users seem to have no problem swiping mindlessly through Instagram Stories. "Tap through posts, just like you tap through stories".
Tech reporter Taylor Lorenz called out the change on Twitter, noting that not only was it completely different, but also hard to use.
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"The Instagram update is so trash it's worse than the Snapchat update", @samfloresxo tweeted.
After all one can not forget Snapchat's disastrous user interface change, when it clubbed Stories and Discover content together, much to the anger of users.
Mosseri confirmed Thursday morning that the firm is walking back the changes, though he did not weigh in on the overwhelming backlash it had received.
'Should be fixed now. According to another tweet by Mosseri, "If you're still seeing it you can simply restart your app and you should be good to go".