Instagram seems to be working on horizontal feed, something the company has been checking for a while.
Verge of On December 27, 2018, it was reported that user feeds were changing, so messages will be displayed when scrolling left or right. This is a huge difference from the vertical scrolling user interface, which has been the norm since the first launch of the application.
Instagram tests new horizontal channels: //t.co/IRhruY5HSK pic.twitter.com/hWHJyCJ7Iw
– Faces (@verge) December 27, 2018
The article reported that the new feature basically "turns all posts into one giant story on Instagram with a tap to go forward and a scroll bar at the top to show how far you have come."
The new channel means that each photo is “in the center of attention” at any time when you enter the app, and comments become more noticeable.
Verge of later updated his article and reported that Instagram seems to have brought users back to the original vertical feed.
Instagram tweeted that the update was an error and that they "quickly fixed the problem and the channel returned to normal."
Due to an error, some users saw a change in how their channel is displayed today. We quickly fixed the problem, and the channel returned to normal. We apologize for any confusion.
– Instagram (@instagram) December 27, 2018
Recode however, it reported that it was odd, Instagram posted an error as an “error”, given that many users received a notification explaining how to use the new channel.
Many started joking about the update and how quickly it was canceled.
Hey Siri, show me the "retreat" pic.twitter.com/UaYdVTWWZ3
– Josh McConnell (@joshmcconnell) December 27, 2018
Update 12/27/2018 12:10 pm: The article has been updated with information from Recode and a Instagram statement.
A source: Verge of