On Thursday, Instagram “accidental” update it’s social network app, with its 1 billion monthly active users. The Instagram update completely change the way we use it. Because we are accustomed to navigate through the post, the feed with an vertical swipe. In contrast, with the “accidental” (quotation marks explained below) update, to navigate through the feed you have to swipe horrizontal, like in the photo here below.
By eliminating thumb swipe fatigue and ensuring the full post always appears on screen, testing tap-to-advance in Explore could get us spending more time on Instagram https://t.co/l2yIHAHUkC pic.twitter.com/Mr0khQQATH
— Josh Constine (@JoshConstine) October 11, 2018
“what do you think of the new #instagram update?”
— Ajah Landlord 🤫 (@Mikypool4u2c) December 27, 2018
This Instagram update, was a bug. In fact, according to the social app and Adam mossori this update was’t programmed to be release so early and to so much people. Becuase, when Instagram want to release an update in the future, before they let a small amount of people trying it. Seems like they expanded the “trial” Instagram update to everybody.
Due to a bug, some users saw a change to the way their feed appears today. We quickly fixed the issue and feed is back to normal. We apologize for any confusion.
— Instagram (@instagram) December 27, 2018
I have the new Instagram horizontal scroll interface. I’m sure this will not be met with any backlash WHATSOEVER. But seems maybe intended to reduce mindless vertical scrolling? cc @mosseri comments at the end 😭 pic.twitter.com/fwmtbfjFaf
— Alex Heath (@alexeheath) December 27, 2018
Furthermore, a spokesperson Instagram told to TechCrunch that, for responding to the critics that:
“We’re always testing ways to improve the experience on Instagram and bring you closer to the people and things you love,”
Probably, this “accidental” update wasn’t so an error by Instagram. For the reason that maybe it is just a way to prepare it’s users to this shocking update. Furthermore if and when Instagram will release this update the time we spent on switching through ours feed will decrease. For the reason that we will no more see the white horizontal line that separated the various posts but one post after another thus increasing the post totals we see. so, more visualizations of pubblicity and more big data collections. As a result, more profit for the society.
Reaction of the public to the Instagram update
Seems like the community of Instagram, didn’t like so much the new update, a little bit like Youtube rewind 2018 😉
For example the Swedish singer, Zara Larsson:
This new Instagram update pic.twitter.com/9rzcn607uF
— Zara Larsson (@zaralarsson) December 27, 2018
Hayes Brown, the Deputy World News editor
Warding off the Instagram update like: pic.twitter.com/691VM8kgee
— Hayes Brown (@HayesBrown) December 27, 2018
The writer Ziwe
instagram: look at this cool new update
— ziwe (@ziwe) December 27, 2018
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