The tagline for the update was "Tap through posts, just like you tap through stories".
The update forced users to scroll through the feed horizontally instead of vertically, like swiping on dating app Tinder, and was reportedly so unpopular that it "was live for about an hour before it was rolled back".
Instagram boss Adam Mosseri was quick to downplay the slip on Twitter, saying that the experiment should only have appeared for a very small group of users.
Instagram has not publicly announced the change, and Instagram users at Business Insider with both iPhone and Android devices have not received the update.
Instagram says a bug is to blame for a big change that was accidentally leaked Thursday morning.
Nearly as soon as the change was made, users took to Twitter to complain and demand the return of the familiar up-and-down scrolling method.
This is NOT the Christmas gift we wanted, or needed - but the new Instagram update included a new way to scroll through your feed. "We apologize for any confusion", a spokesman told TechCrunch.
So I guess the bottom line is probably that you shouldn't screw with people's Instagram during the holidays.
MS to receive $2.5 million in Wells Fargo settlement Finally, the states alleged that Wells Fargo improperly charged residential mortgage consumers for rate lock extension fees. Failing to ensure that customers received refunds of unearned premiums on certain optional auto finance products.
Last night, Instagram pushed out an update which brought the sideways scrolling of feed.
Instagram has used the past scrolling feature since its launch in 2010, making this change uncomfortable and unnecessary for many long time users.
After much backlash from the new update, Instagramreverted back to its original layout.
Just when you thought Tumblr and the big porn ban of 2018 had secured the bag for "Worst Social Media Update" of the year, Instagram nearly gave it a run for its money after revealing a glimpse of the new interface update that completely changes how the app works - and not in a good way, judging by the reaction from social media.
Instagram users are breathing a sigh of relief after parent company Facebook, Inc.
'Tap through posts, just like you tap through stories'. Many people were not happy.
It's unclear what exactly went wrong that resulted in the horizontal feed reaching the masses, but users can now rest assured that their feed will soon be back to the way it was.
The border crossing between Syria and Jordan, another Arab country which backed the rebels, was reopened in October. Recent developments have indicated that the Gulf states are now reaching out to reconcile with the Assad regime.
In the weeks following the announcement, Meghan was cradling her baby bump and showing off her growing belly in fitted outfits. The now Duchess of Sussex has been reported to oppose the activity, being an animal lover.
And I guess you hope that fitting in earns you respect and with that I guess there came a really big cost for the mistake. Fox Cricket commentator Mark Waugh called out Bancroft, who has played a fair bit of cricket, for making an excuse.
Ms Vaughan's mother stayed home in Mississippi while Mr Vaughan accompanied his daughter on the Christmas jaunt. But none of that - not even his strong distaste for airports - deterred him from boarding a plane.
McCaw played in 128 regular games (30 starts) over two seasons with Golden State and averaged 4.0 points in 15.9 minutes per game. The Cavaliers or Warriors could waive McCaw before January 7 and not be responsible for paying the remainder of his contract.
Jolie was pressed on the idea when she was interviewed on the BBC , as she guest edited Radio 4's Today programme on Friday. The actress has used her fame to help spread humanitarian efforts for almost 20 years.
The Chicago Bears have been a very surprising story this season in the NFL . "We just need to keep on playing football". The physical and competitive nature of Sunday's 14-9 slugfest at Levi's Stadium was not lost on the Bears.
The Pie update also brings the December Android security patch, as per users who have posted screenshots of the changelog. Nokia 6.1 Plus, one HMD Global's budget offerings, is now getting a new build of Android 9 Pie - as per a user report.
Amid fears that ongoing volcanic activity could trigger another tsunami, more than 21,000 have been evacuated to higher ground. Residents that live on both sides of the strait were being told to stay away from beaches due to fears of another tsunami.
Apple is bringing its iPhone production to India partially thanks to the looming threats and impacts of the China-U.S. trade war . Reuters today reported that Apple's main manufacturing partner Foxconn will start assembling high-end iPhones in India from 2019.
HMV , Britain's biggest high street music retailer , has gone into administration putting 2,200 jobs and 125 stores at risk. Executive chairman Paul McGowan said consumers had switched "at an ever increasing pace" to digital downloads instead.
Actor Frank Adonis, known for 'Goodfellas,' has died
Frank Adonis is survived by his wife and their two children, as well as his daughter from his previous marriage. He also appeared in several other popular films such as Ace Ventura: Pet Detective and True Romance .
America's oldest man Richard Overton dies at 112
In May 2018, Overturn turned 112-years-old and the city and the nation celebrated alongside his family and friends. During the war , he was a member of the 1887th Engineer Aviation Battalion, a segregated unit within the Army.
Dozens of immigrants dumped in El Paso
In contrast, the El Paso Border Patrol sector has been allowing what they call "metered entry" at local ports of entry. Most of the children had been in ICE custody for over a week before coming down with illnesses.
TV art historian Sister Wendy Beckett dies aged 88
After the success of her written work, the BBC commissioned her to present a documentary on the National Gallery in London. Her last television documentary was 2002's "Sister Wendy at the Norton Simon Museum", which is in Pasadena, California.
Tsunami warning as 6.9 quake hits Philippines
The islands of Geme and Tabukan Tengah (Indonesia) as well as Davao (Philippines) may experience tsunami waves within the hour. Just last week on December 22, a tsunami slammed into the Indonesian islands of Java and Sumatra around 9:30 p.m. local time.
Chris Brown Charged With Two Crimes Over Exotic Monkey
Brown will be formally charged in a United States court on 6 February, after which he will be expected to issue a plea. This week, a report emerged about Brown facing jail time if convicted for having a restricted species without a permit.
Doctors: Flu season only beginning in MI
The best preventive measure that can be taken to ward off or mitigate influenza is to get a flu vaccine each year, the CDC states. Williams says for anyone anxious about getting the flu or having other negative reactions due to getting the flu shot - don't.
Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak Testifies In Court
Mubarak, who was ousted during the January 2011 uprising, arrived to the court accompanied by his sons Gamal and Alaa. In November 2016, the Court of Cassation revoked death sentences and ordered retrials for Morsi and other defendants.