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Instagram users vented on social media Thursday after a new app update introduced a polarizing new way to browse through your feed. "Tap through posts, just like you tap through stories". In June 2018, The Verge reported that Instagram had 1 billion users worldwide, an increase in 200 million from its census of 800 million the previous year.

The introduction of Instagram stories changed the Selfie game forever, as it nearly become an unspoken rule that pictures that were just slightly not good enough for an actual Instagram post, could be thrown up as a story. Instead of scrolling up and down to view content, it forced users to tap left or right, utilizing a horizontal, Stories-like approach.

Given the extremely negative response that the updated received from its users, Instagram may think twice about releasing the update to the public.

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With the update, which has since been taken down, new posts took up the entire screen, as did advertisements, and the only way to maneuver through them was, again, tapping left or right, as opposed to the traditional vertical scrolling.

In a tweet, Instagram's Adam Mosseri wrote: 'Sorry about that, this was supposed to be a very small test but we went broader than we anticipated'. And many have begun to speak out online about the change.

Some Internet users have found the bright side to the Instagram update debacle, however. A notice simply appeared when the app was launched Thursday morning advising users of the update. There is no option in the settings part of the app to change the feed back to the original one either.


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