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Instagram revives the update within hours after users slammed its new features

Instagram came under fire after it launched a major update, a scrolling feature, only to roll it back within an hour.

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New Delhi Published on: December 28, 2018 20:21 IST
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Instagram revives the update within hours after users slammed its new features

Instagram, the Facebook-owned photo-sharing platform came under fire after it launched a major update, a scrolling feature, only to roll it back within an hour.

With the new update, users could tap to see more pictures instead of scrolling through the feed of pictures from friends on the platform that resulted in a major outcry late on Thursday, wherein dedicated users took it up on Twitter to rage about the unwanted update.

"Due to a bug, some users saw a change in the way their feed appears today. We quickly fixed the issue and the feed is back to normal. We apologise for any confusion," the company tweeted.

Tapping a picture in the middle of the image triggered a "like" of the image. 

According to the Guardian, instead of scrolling vertically, users were compelled to tap on the right or left side of images to advance to the next picture or video, with a progress bar indicating how far they were through their newsfeed.

"If you're still seeing it, simply restart the app," Adam Mosseri, Facebook's head of Instagram, was quoted as saying in The Guardian report.

Facebook-owned Instagram has one billion active monthly users and is apparently the go-to app for most users looking to share photographic content.

(With IANS inputs)

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