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Instagram Blames ‘Bug’ For Design Update That Prompted Outrage

Instagram has said it’s design update that required users to swipe horizontally instead of the normal vertical scroll to see their feed was accidental.

The new update into a landscape oriented scroll prompted immediate outage on social media, so much so that the hashtag, #InstagramUpdate became a trending topic. Quickly realizing their mistake, Instagram reverted back to the vertical scroll and then said the update was a accidental and the result of a bug.

In a post on Twitter, the Facebook owned company said: “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.”

Adam Mosseri, the head of Instagram, also tolled the same line. He said: “Just a test that went to a few orders of magnitude more people than intended… sorry about that,”

The update seemed to have affected iPhone users more than those on Android devices.

Instagram, that has over 1 billion users was acquired by Facebook in 2012.

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