Instagram update: Company faces backlash and apologizes after scroll, swipe feature rolled out 'due to a bug'

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Thursday, December 27, 2018
Instagram's layout goes 'sideways' and so does reaction
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Instagram's new layout isn't the only thing that went sideways, Thursday morning. So, did people's reaction to the change.

MENLO PARK, Calif. -- Instagram's new layout isn't the only thing that went sideways on Thursday morning. So did peoples' reaction to the change.

Some users completely lost their minds when Instagram briefly changed its layout from scrolling up and down to side-to-side.

Some even threatened to stage a boycott, others said "No. Instagram. No."

But don't worry. Everything is back to normal with Instagram offering an explanation, saying it was just a test.

"Sorry about that, this was supposed to be a very small test but we went broader than we anticipated," tweeted Adam Mosseri, head of Instagram.

The Menlo Park-based company also tweeted an update on Thursday, saying the change was "due to a bug."

Here's a look at some of the reactions after the update was rolled out: