If you’ve hit Instagram today you might have noticed that the app has rolled out a major new user interface overhaul that has fundamentally changed everything you thought you knew about the social networking service.
(If you haven’t noticed, thank the ‘gram gods and do not update.)
The feed design has been altered from the standard vertical scrolling to a new horizontal, ‘story’-like design. AKA Instgram is now Tinder.
The update makes tapping the left or right sides of the screen the singular method for revealing new posts.
The update has already generated an onslaught of negative responses from its users and, naturally, if something from one social media outlet ticks you off you need to go to another one and complain about it.
Here’s what the Twitterverse was saying about Instagram and all the changes that aren’t very welcome.
THE NEW INSTAGRAM UPDATE IS ABSOLUTELY HORRIBLE! @INSTAGRAM WHAT WERE YOU THINKING, OH MY GOSH! By far the worst update in Instagram history! #instagram #instagramupdate #insta pic.twitter.com/KMuFDXRkQv
— Elise Michelle (@elisemichellex) December 27, 2018
@instagram your new update is disgusting. Fix this shit. Ruining the one app I actually liked. Don’t be snapchat. 😭#instagram #instagramupdate #byegirl
— Tia (@tani2497) December 27, 2018
hi @instagram the new update is not cute at all, bring the scrolling back this is weird
— 𝚙𝚎𝚝𝚛𝚊 (@fairlydol) December 27, 2018
did instagram JUST change scrolling on your feed from up and down to left and right?
I didn’t update anything and it just suddenly changed while I was refreshing my feed and it’s SO UGLY.
— pupkin (@Galexifox) December 27, 2018
Instagram should of sent out this lol #Instagramupdate pic.twitter.com/A8l5Hd6gI6
— Marisol✨ (@MarisolEquihua) December 27, 2018
Me trying to leave a like on Instagram after the #instagramupdate pic.twitter.com/pWgZlEqn5x
— M¥SS KETAmmuort (@LaskuNikolin) December 27, 2018
ME @instagram WITH THIS NEW INSTAGRAM UPDATE EWW #instagramupdate pic.twitter.com/b7CK14hADw
— Louise (@vic_tav_fan) December 27, 2018
Thank you, Next@instagram #InstagramUpdate pic.twitter.com/dej5GYwLWg
— Keyan (@KuritaKian) December 27, 2018
Who at Instagram thought this update was a good idea? I’m legit forced to stop and look at other people’s post instead of sliding down #Instagram #instagramupdate
— 6flex (@neahxblackwood) December 27, 2018
It’s like Instagram wants us to go back to Snapchat? 🤔 #instagramupdate
— Valerie G (@schmalpal) December 27, 2018
Us: Instagram is great, just make it chronological again!
Instagram: Completely change the app? Got it#instagramupdate #fixitjesus pic.twitter.com/Yd36M9lwzM
— Sonia Badgirlnails (@badgirlnails) December 27, 2018
A live look at everyone logging on to Instagram this morning: #instagramupdate pic.twitter.com/mduvrengdn
— RPI (@rpimusic) December 27, 2018
*me opening up to Instagram and seeing the new update * #instagramupdate pic.twitter.com/BlkMpmowyG
— iconicdumbassess (@itsniyaofcourse) December 27, 2018
Me when I opened Instagram and saw the new update #BringBackTheDownSwipe #InstagramUpdate pic.twitter.com/20c6gNv0wB
— The One And Only (@izzygoihman) December 27, 2018
Thank you for supporting my decision to be less active in 2019 on Instagram. You really outdid yourself this time. #InstagramUpdate pic.twitter.com/Aq2USvz0a3
— 1/3/19 (@loversonly333) December 27, 2018
snapchat developers watching instagram slowly ruin their brand #instagramupdate pic.twitter.com/XKzA7SGzms
— cassidy (@vscomomo) December 27, 2018