Instagram users woke up on Thursday, December 27, equal parts annoyed, frustrated, and confused. The social media app introduced a new update and it eliminated a key part of the app. Gone are the days of infinite scroll for Instagram and people were not happy.
As part of the update, Instagram removed its scrolling feature and introduced a new way for users to navigate the app.
Rather than scrolling through the photos of those you follow, you must either click through or swipe right.
If you attempt to scroll, you get this message: “Introducing a new way to move through posts. Tap through posts, just like you tap through stories. Tap to see the next post.”
As per usual, people were unhappy with the update and immediately took to their other social media app of choice to complain. One user immediately compared the app update to Tinder.
“Instagram, if I wanted tinder, I would have downloaded tinder,” Elle Mills wrote.
Then, you had your typical meme approach.
“Instagram HQ watching everyone collectively lose their shit over this update knowing everyone is just gonna keep using the app anyway.”
Those do not have the “auto update” feature were more pleased.
Back in September, the founders of Instagram left Facebook Inc. because of reported growing tensions with CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Because of the new update, some are floating out the theory that it played a role in their ultimate departure.
Whatever the reason, we will have to see whether Instagram users simply adapt to the new timeline feature or whether Instagram caves and removes the update. Considering there are more than 1 billion Instagram users around the world, we have to imagine a little bit of complaining on other social media apps won’t be enough to garner a change.
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