Instagram accidentally updates swiping feature
Dec 27, 2018
Instagram released a new feature on its timeline for a few hours out of the blue, and some users took to social media to criticize the new swiping visualization of posts, similar to Snapchat's mechanic. The horizontal scrolling upgrade was not very well received amongst users, tweeting out complaints and asking the company to reverse the feature to its vertical scrolling mode. As soon as the app changed, the hashtag #instagramupdate was trending in the U.S. Instagram's head of product responded to some users about the issue, stating that the feature was a small test that it went broader than they expected.