Change to horizontal scrolling prompts
The photo-sharing social media site Instagram has apologised after rolling out a major change to the way users interact with its app to more users than intended – leading to an online outcry and the system being switched back within an hour. 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.
Tapping a picture in the middle of the image triggered a “like” of the image. But rather than scrolling vertically, users were required to tap on the right or left side of the image to advance to the next picture or video, with a progress bar indicating how far they were through their newsfeed.
The switch to horizontal scrolling was met with immediate hostility from many users, including some high-profile names. The rapper Skepta, who has 1.6 million followers on the Facebook-owned platform, simply posted to Twitter “Instagram. Nooooo” with a facepalm emoji. #InstagramUpdate became one of the top trending Twitter trends in the UK.
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