Instagram Rolls back Holiday Update, Claims Bug caused Horizontal Scrolling

Instagram has been everyone’s favourite social networking site for sharing images and videos with family and friends. It was launched in 2010, and since then it has included vertical scrolling to navigate in the app.

In past gone years Instagram has included a number of updates which brought new dynamics every time like filters, Instagram stories. But this time Instagram got trolled intensively for its latest holiday update.

Within fifteen minutes of the update, Twitter was completely filed with the trolls backlashing the Instagrams latest update which included horizontal navigation instead of vertical navigation. What was more interesting to observe was that after facing such a backlash Instagram rolled back their update swiftly and was back to its previous layout.

Head of Instagram “Adam Mosseri” tweeted that this was a test update, which was unexpected to spread like wildfire. Later a statement released by Instagram stated that there was a bug that caused the horizontal navigations.

Well, a “Bug” explaining how to use it?  That is not how bugs work. Instead, it was an update which Instagram rolled out for holiday season. Indeed, people preferred the vertical scrolling and not the horizontal navigation by clicking to the left or right of the mobile screen.

Due to so many years of similar navigation, users of Instagram were unable to accept these new navigation properties. Various megastars and musicians also posted on Twitter asking for withdrawal of the update. It was something out of the box but evenly was unable to adjust with.

The Twitter feed was filled with facepalm emojis with various trolls floating alongside. Within fifteen to twenty minutes #InstagramUpdate was a trending topic in the UK.  Instagram immediately had to react to such a situation in order to stop the wildfire.

It is observed that such a test was ongoing since October 2018, as TechCrunch claimed that Instagram is working on a new feature with some of their users and we may receive a new update soon. Instagram also explained that they continuously test various new features for their apps to make the experience of their users much more fun. But this accidental update didn’t work that well for the developers at the Instagram and created outrage amongst its users. It is entirely possible for Instagram to come up with something much more dynamic and recover from this unexpected downfall.

Sofia Martine is a creative person who has been writing blogs and articles about cyber security.She writes about the latest updates regarding mcafee.com/activate and how it can improve the work experience of users. Her articles have been published in many popular e-magazines, blogs and websites.

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