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
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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. (KGO) -- Instagram's new layout isn't the only thing that went sideways on Thursday morning. So did peoples' reaction to the change.

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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."

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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: