Instagram Accidentally Revealed Its Horizontal Feed

Dec 28, 2018
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Vertical feed on Instagram is as old as the platform itself and it looks like things are about to change for the popular photo-sharing app. Instagram accidentally revealed its Horizontal feed recently which shows a major overhaul on how you navigate. The horizontal feed looks a lot familiar if you’re into Stories. The continuous tap to go to the next item or swiping is not a new approach. However, we’re not sure how users would respond to it. Let’s dive in to see some more details on the matter.

Instagram Rolled Out Horizontal Feed By Accident

We have been receiving hints on a horizontal feed from Instagram for a while now, showing a single post per screen. While it will benefit the business side of things as each ad gets a dedicated spot, it might not be the best for users from a general point of view.

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Based on my personal experience of Instagram’s horizontal feed, it displayed a lot less content and I wasn’t quite pleased with it. However, the comments section was quite prominent and easy to navigate. Through initial instructions, there was a bar on top, below the Stories section, displaying the amount of content available on the feed and it expanded over time as more posts were available. In addition to this, it also shows how far you are in your feed. To sum it all up, each post received a dedicated spot, the whole screen.

The horizontal feed reverted back to its original form after some time. However, other users are still reporting that it is still there. Possibly, the rollout could have been an accident on Instagram’s part. However, the accident does suggest that Instagram might be building the feature for a future release.

There will be more to the story, so be sure to stay tuned in for more details. This is all for now, folks. What are your thoughts on Instagram’s horizontal feed? Would you be happy with the change? Share your views with us in the comments.

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