Outcry as Instagram tries horizontal scrolling

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Popular photo sharing website Instagram accidentally changed how scrolling through posts works on its mobile app, and some people are extremely upset.

The change meant moving through a feed had to be done by swiping horizontally rather than vertically.

You might notice the past tense scattered throughout this post, and that's because while I was writing it, Instagram seemingly reverted everyone back to the classic vertical feed.

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It all sounds like a problem for people with too little to be upset about, but the Facebook-owned Instagram has 1 billion active monthly users and is still the go-to app for people looking to share photographic content.

This morning Instagram began rolling out a new update that vastly changed the main feed of the app. "Tap through posts, just like you tap through stories".

Instead of scrolling up and down like you normally would, users now have to scroll left to right. Instead, users opened the app after updating to find a message that said "Introducing a New Way to Move Through Posts".

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The Instagram update didn't affect everyone.

Instagram has improved for the better a number of times. If the test is an utter failure, and the reaction is as negative as it appeared to be today, perhaps we can dodge this bullet, but widespread disapproval hasn't always stopped social media platforms in the past.

Some were saying the change was big enough that it was ruining their favorite app.

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This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.

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