Instagram is in hot water after an accidental upload angered thousands of users today.
For a short period of time, the layout of users' feeds were fundamentally altered. Instead of the usual vertical scroll, users had to suddenly tap through one post at a time, much like how users navigate through Insta stories, according to Global News.
TL;DR Instagram claims a "bug" is to blame after a super unpopular upgrade fundamentally changed the app. Twitter users, however, are not convinced. Below are some of the most hilarious responses.
Instagram quickly resolved the issue and posted this statement to Twitter:
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.— Instagram (@instagram) December 27, 2018
Suspicious Twitter users, however, continue to roast the popular photo-sharing app for its apparent mistake.
Some even suspect that this was an intentional update that was quickly removed after it provoked outcry.
These are some of the funniest reactions.
I didn’t know “bugs” give directions on how to use them.. pic.twitter.com/V3i8UFzmoL— Dak (@thedakiboi) December 27, 2018
Wouldn't it be better to admit you backed off because of the dreadful feefback? It'd show you care about the people's opinion— Uruwacho (@Kueaff) December 27, 2018
*sees feedback* pic.twitter.com/QaoEhPo18T— nana yaw (@JefeQuayson) December 27, 2018
Twitter was not convinced.
A bug that informed us of how this bug would work and be amazing for all of us?— Gary Whelan (@_GaryWhelan) December 27, 2018
“Due to a bug” pic.twitter.com/p9Ac9TOmD6— sabrina (@hitmedolans) December 27, 2018
Many were furious that Insta ignored the one update for which users have long begged.
Now put the timeline in chronological order pic.twitter.com/cGxxImTJDs— 😑 (@_prisanchez) December 27, 2018
If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
What the hell just happened to my Instagram. IT WASNT BROKE AND YOU DIDNT FIX IT🤬— clurrrr (@ClaireClurrrr) December 27, 2018
*New Instagram updates*— Complex (@Complex) December 27, 2018
This new Instagram update pic.twitter.com/9rzcn607uF— Zara Larsson (@zaralarsson) December 27, 2018
We can only imagine how Instagram developers responded to everyone's reactions.
when instagram made the update pic.twitter.com/Z5BUVr51gj— lily (@gwslily) December 27, 2018
Users did not hold back.
us: pls chronological timelines— 𝓪, 𝓶, 𝓪, 𝓻, 𝓲, 𝓼 (@triviastigma) December 27, 2018
insta: what? insta stories?
us: nonono chronological timelines
insta: did you mean IGTV
us: NO CHRONOLOGICAL TIMELINES
insta: ohhhh you want to scroll horizontally #instagramupdate
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📍going back to |
chronological order |
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📍the absolute worst update they’ve ever released#instagramupdate
In the end, though, there's only one person to blame:
Only time will tell whether this "bug" was an accident or a hint of things to come. In the meantime, this incident will likely forever live in Internet lore.