Instagram has since apologised for and rolled back the update

Today, while everyone was trying to mind their own business, Instagram decided to randomly release an update and make their feed scroll horizontally instead of vertically.

The horizontal scrolling update allowed users to browse photographs by swiping left or right, instead the usual and well-loved vertical scrolling style. Safe to say, the update did not find many takers.

Instagram apparently chose Thursday to launch another test of the timeline, adding a notice that read, “Introducing a New Way to Move Through Posts” .

Responding to the criticism on Twitter, Facebook’s head of Instagram, Adam Mosseri, said the roll-out was an accident and was only meant to be a small test. “If you’re still seeing it, simply restart the app,” he explained.

In a separate tweet, he said: “Sorry for the confusion! Always trying new ideas, usually with a much smaller number of people.”

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