Instagram Users in Pakistan Revolt After New Update Forces Users To Swipe Through Posts

Last night, Instagram ‘accidentally’ changed its layout for a short period of time.

According to the platform (owned by Facebook), it was a bug which caused the design to be rolled out.

The new redesign basically required users to swipe horizontally instead of the normal vertical scroll to see their feed. This ultimately confused many users of the photo- and video-sharing application, which has over one billion users worldwide.

Instagram Design

This particular update then became a top trend on Twitter with #InstagramUpdate

Users from Pakistan also reacted to the update. Here’s what some people had to say about it

Adam Mosseri, who heads Instagram for Facebook, tweeted that the new design was “a test that went to a few orders of magnitude more people than intended.”


Instagram said a short time later that it had rolled back the redesign to the normal vertical scroll.

“Due to a bug, some users saw a change to the way their feed appears today,” said an Instagram message posted on Twitter.

“We quickly fixed the issue and feed is back to normal. We apologize for any confusion.”



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