Instagram briefly rolled out a new horizontal design today and everybody lost their minds.
The brief update saw the Instagram feed change to a design similar to Instagram stories, which saw users having to tap the screen to move to the next post rather than scrolling through the feed as usual.
Here’s a look at what the new feed looked like:
— Basma (@basmahxmde) December 27, 2018
Honestly, the phrase “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” has never been more relevant.
Back in October, TechCrunch revealed the social media platform were testing the tap-to-advance feed, however the new change came unexpectedly to users this morning.
Speaking to the New York Times, a spokesperson for Instagram assured that the sudden change was a mistake.
“Due to a bug, some users saw a change to the way their feed appears today,” the spokesperson said.
“We quickly fixed the issue and feed is back to normal. We apologise for any confusion.”
Head of Instagram Adam Mosseri also apologised to users on Twitter, sharing that the update test was not supposed to reach so many users.
Sorry about that, this was supposed to be a very small test but we went broader than we anticipated. ????
— Adam Mosseri (@mosseri) December 27, 2018