Instagram is always adding cool new features to entertain its users – but they’re not always well received!
Changes to messaging, reels, algorithms, streams, and settings happen all the time, but the latest update is to the layout.
Instagram changed the way the screen is laid out in its latest 2022 update, including stories, sizes, and what’s displayed on your feed.
However, hundreds of users took to Twitter this week to complain…
Instagram changes layout for 2022
In its latest update, Instagram has completely changed the home screen layout – and users are hating it!
There are a variety of different changes that impact the post sizes, stories, and types of posts you see on your feed.
The most noticeable change is that the messages are now larger and take up more of the screen, laid out in a 9:16 ratio.
This means that the caption and likes are now placed above the photo, which is very different.
On top of that, Instagram’s algorithm now shows more suggested posts on your feed from people you don’t follow.
So when you browse Instagram, you will not only see posts from users you follow, but also random posts from the Explore page.
The final change is to stories. Users can post up to 100 stories and all of them are usually presented to subscribers who have to browse through them all.
However, in the new update, excessive stories are not displayed and will have to click “Show All” to see the rest.
Users hate the new “ugly” layout
Users took to Twitter to discuss how much they hate the new layout.
People think it’s really ugly.
No one wants to see recommended posts on their personal feed.
Adam Mosseri announces stream changes
“We’re moving Instagram to a place where video is a bigger part of the home experience, where the content is more immersive — it takes up more screen space,” he said.
The CEO went on to say that more of the stream will now be made up of “recommendations” and “things we think you might like but maybe haven’t heard of yet.”
“We’re trying to figure out how to move Instagram forward in a world where more and more people are going to be mobile first,” he added.
The 39-year-old further revealed that photos and videos will “take up more space on your screen” and have a larger 9:16 aspect ratio.
However, he revealed that it was just a trial and said they would “learn as much as possible over the next few weeks”, before deciding whether or not to introduce the features for everyone.
So, if users keep complaining about the update on social media, Instagram might decide not to pursue layout changes after all.
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