1. Two New Aladdin 2019 Trailers
  2. ALL 2019 Movie Releases Coming Out This Year
  3. “Modern Family” Show Canceled
  4. Rolling Loud 2019 Lineup Announced
  5. What Is A Vegan and What Is Vegan Food?
  6. Netflix Raising Prices…Again in 2019
  7. Funniest 10 Year Challenge Pics
  8. Spider-Man is Back in Spider-Man: Far From Home Official Trailer
  9. Funny Donald Trump Memes
  10. Woodstock 2019 Officially Announced
  11. How to Make Money on OfferUp
  12. R. Kelly Streams Go Up After Docuseries Airs on Lifetime
  13. Coachella 2019 Lineup
  14. Can the NFL Super Bowl End in a Tie?
  15. How To Make Money on eBay Selling
  16. How Amazon Music Works: Pros vs. Cons
  17. How to Make Money On Etsy
  18. How To Start Your Own Business
  19. Stranger Things: Season 3 Teaser Trailer (2019)
  20. Instagram’s New Update Outrages Users
  21. Jordan Peele’s New Movie Trailer ‘Us’ Looks Terrifying!
  22. Miss Spain First Transgender to Compete for Miss Universe
  23. MEN IN BLACK: INTERNATIONAL Official Trailer (2019)
  24. Hellboy (2019) Official Movie Trailer
  25. NFL Draft Moving to Las Vegas for 2020
  26. Offset Apologizes to Cardi B on Stage; Celebrities React
  27. How To Lose Weight For The New Year
  28. Godzilla Returns in Godzilla: King of the Monsters To Fight King Ghidorah
  29. Goodbye Facebook and Instagram? YouTube Now Has A Stories Feature
  30. MLB Oakland A’s Getting New Stadium Upgrade!
  31. Tumblr is Banning Adult Content from Their Platform
  32. Tekashi 6ix9ine Facing Possible Life in Prison
  33. Tips on How to Make Money Online
  34. Pork With Sautéed Granny Smith Apples
  36. Ariana Grande – breathin (Official Music Video)
  37. Jennifer Lopez & Bad Bunny Drop New Music Video!
  38. 2 NEW Toy Story 4 Teaser Trailers!! Meet The New Toys
  39. NEW POKEMON Movie Trailer!!
  40. 5 Tips That Will Make You a Successful Real Estate Agent
  41. The Top 25 Horror Movies of All Time
  42. Spotify is Now Letting Indie Artists Directly Upload Their Music
  43. Apple Announces NEW iPhone XS & XS Max and More…
  44. Louisiana Mayor Bans Nike Apparel from City Facilities
  45. Rapper Mac Miller Passes Away at Age 26
  46. Colin Kaepernick Facing Scrutiny for New Nike Ad?!
  48. Listen to Eminem Kamikaze
  50. Burning Man Festival Taking Place This Weekend!
  51. Keep California Safe! Say NO to SB10 #AgainstSB10
  52. Apple to build $5 billion campus for New Steve Jobs theater
  53. Instagram Changing its Features to Get Rid of Fake Accounts
  54. Apple to Introduce 3 New iPhones This Year?!
  55. “Get The Strap” Music Video – 6ix9ine, Casanova
  56. NFL Launches 2018 First Season Game on Sept. 6
  57. David Bowie’s Mentor Passes Away at 80
  58. Queen of Soul Breaks Record for Top Streams Since Passing
Instagram’s New Update Outrages Users

The social media giant released a patch on Thursday, changing the way users read content by replacing the traditional vertical scroll with Tinder-esque horizontal taps and swipes. It’s not just a surface change, though: the update forced users to scroll through entire galleries of ads and pictures, one by one, when before you could simply swipe past the entire gallery. People were not amused, and Instagram quickly reverted to the original format.

It’s Just a Test

Adam Mosseri, the head of Instagram, reassured everyone that the update wasn’t going to be permanent. The former Facebook exec moved quickly, tweeting that the update was “just a test that went to a few orders of magnitude more people than intended” and not ready for wide release. 

Instagram later released an official statement along the same lines. “Due to a bug, some users saw a change to the way their feed appears today. We quickly fixed the issue and feed is back to normal. We apologize for any confusion.” Opening and closing the app for anyone who still has the update will restore Instagram to its original format, pre-update. 

It also seems like only iPhone users were affected, with Android and desktop faithfuls reporting no change in their feeds. In any case, the update is no longer available.

More Than a Mistake

Despite the company doing its best to return things to normal, many users were unhappy with the direction Instagram is taking. David Mack sarcastically applauded the app’s near-weekly attempts to introduce something new, tweeting, “Instagram: If it Ain’t Broke, Break It.” Even Hot Pockets got in on the action, warning followers on Twitter: “psa: don’t update your Instagram.” The Twitter crowd were quick to poke fun at Insta’s blunder, encouraging users to switch to the short-form media company. 

That’s not to say Instagram has been doing badly. Since Facebook snapped up the group for $1 billion in 2012, the brand has attracted 25 times the number of users. As of this summer, more than 1 billion people use Instagram. 

But people don’t like plagiarism. “Insta stole stories from snap, don’t @ me,” reads a tweet from 2016. It’s since been retweeted millions of times. That particular update saw a new form of content introduced to the picture-happy Instagram: short, disappearing videos and pictures. Except Snapchat, founded almost 5 years prior to the update, did it first.

“Don’t just update things to update them,” a user complained on Instagram’s official website. Users want meaningful, substantive changes. New features that they haven’t seen before and aren’t on any media, not carbon copies of already successful apps. Now, it seems the social media group is bent on incorporating all the successful features of other apps instead of investing in its own potential.

What’s Next

It’s not a watershed moment or even a fall from grace, but maybe Instagram needs to stop obsessing with constant updates and focus on the services it offers to users. Even Apple, whose business model in the early days relied on revolutionary updates and huge profit margins, has settled into the middle-aged business of providing services like iCloud, Apple Music and the App Store. Even as excitement and economic return around devices like the iPhone stagnates, Apple’s services business has only grown. Exponentially.

Will Instagram go the way of MySpace? Probably not. But it’s never a good thing to have traumatized users commenting at you all day. Besides, there’s always Twitter.

Banner Content
Tags: , , ,

Related Article