FILE PHOTO: The Instagram app is seen on a screen of the telephone 3 August 2017. REUTERS/Thomas/White File Photo
(Reuters) – Facebook Inc’s photo-sharing social network Instagram said on Thursday that it has a bug that led to a temporary change in the appearance of the feed for a large number of users.
The bug has led to a small test is widely spread, the company said. As part of the test, some users had to tap and swipe their feed horizontally to view new messages, similar to the Stories function.
The instantaneous change led to widespread anger among the users on Twitter, with various compare with Snapchat is unpopular redesign.
“The Instagram update is so trash it’s worse than the Snapchat update” @samfloresxo tweeted.
The updated Snapchat app, has been struggling to attract more users since its roll-out last year, and newer versions have been criticized for being confusing.
In response to a tweet, the Head of Instagram Adam Mosseri apologized for the confusion and said: “that was supposed to be a very small test that went wide by accident.”
“We quickly fixed the issue and feed is back to normal,” Instagram said in a statement via e-mail.
Reporting by Subrat Patnaik in Bengaluru; Editing by Arun Koyyur