You'd think Instagram would know by now that even the smallest changes can send users into a paranoid frenzy. That still didn't stop the company from unintentionally pushing out a major update that screwed up users' feeds this morning.
Annoying and confusing as it may be, the "bug," which made Instagram feed posts look and feel more like Story posts, underscores an important point: Facebook is preparing for a future where Stories are more important than feeds.
That's more evident then ever today, when Instagram abruptly began testing a new horizontally-scrolling UI in which users had to tap through feed posts instead of scrolling, with a much larger group of users than it had originally intended, according to Instagram chief Adam Mosseri. The update, which Instagram PR declared a "bug," was swiftly rolled back, but not before igniting a massive backlash against the change. Read more...More about Tech, Facebook, Instagram, Instagram Stories, and Tech