Instagram seems to be working on horizontal foods, something the company has been testing for some time now.
On the edge announced on December 27, 2018 that user changes are changing so that opinions will emerge when they go left or right. This is a huge difference from the vertical scrolling of the user experience that was the norm since the beginning of the application.
Instagram is testing new horizontal feedhttps: //t.co/IRhruY5HSK pic.twitter.com/hWHJyCJ7Iw
– The Verge (@verge) December 27, 2018
The article reported that the new feature basically "turns all of the views into a single, gigantic Instagram story, along with tapping on the front and slider bar at the top to show how well you've progressed."
The new source means that each image is "given attention" at any time when you access the application and the comments are more prominent.
On the edge later updated their article and reported that Instagram seemed to return users back to original vertical foods.
Instagram announced on Twitter saying that the update is a bug and that "it quickly resolves the problem and returns to normal".
Due to an error, some users have noticed a change in the way their source appears today. We quickly solved the issue, and the food returned to normal. We apologize for any confusion.
– Instagram (@ Instagram) December 27, 2018
Recode however reported that it was strange that Instagram reported the error as a "bug," since many users received a notification explaining how to use the new source.
Many people began joking about the update and how quickly they returned.
hey sir, show me "backpedaling" pic.twitter.com/UaYdVTWWZ3
– Josh McConnell (@joshmcconnell) December 27, 2018
Update 27.12.2013 12:10: The article was updated with information from Recode and a statement from Instagram.
Source: On the edge