Instagram rolls out 'huge update' by mistake

Instagram rolls out 'huge update' by mistake

The furor was swift and after only about an hour, the update was removed and Instagram was back to normal.

"The Instagram update is so trash it's worse than the Snapchat update", @samfloresxo tweeted.

The change meant that instead of scrolling through a feed of pictures from friends, as the app has worked since its launch in 2010, users had to tap to see more pictures.

As mentioned in the update's messaging, Instagram's feed now resembles its Stories feature, giving users the ability to quickly go through each post.

"This new Instagram update is dumb". First, users have to uninstall Instagram from their phone by going to "Settings" and then "Apps and notifications". "We apologize for any confusion", a spokesperson said via email.

Still, it is unusual for a test like the one carried out by Instagram, Facebook's fastest-growing business unit, to be released by accident, giving consumers an early glimpse of what may be the app.

People Are Freaking Out About An Accidental Instagram Update
The unwelcome change soon trended as #instagramupdate on Twitter , with some users comparing it to the dating app Tinder . Getty Instagram introduced a surprised update Thursday morning that changes the way users navigate the app.

In some corners of Twitter, conspiracy-minded folks even began speculating that Instagram's "bug" was not actually a bug, but a shady effort to prep users for a feed-less future.

Instagram users were glad to see the revert, but as expected, they're not letting the issue pass without a few snarky tweets and (accurate) GIFs!

With head of Instagram, Adam Mosseri, jumping in to quickly explain the mistake. The Stories bar, however, was easy to access as it was always present and doesn't require you to scroll all the way to the top.

Instagram told TechCrunch that the wide rollout was the result of a bug, and the old interface should reappear for all users soon.

Changes to content feeds are among the most contentious for social networks. The rapper Skepta, who has 1.6 million followers on the Facebook-owned platform, simply posted to Twitter "Instagram". The feed movement was slower because you could only go through one single post at a time.