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Instagram Rolls out New App Updates

The app has also rolled out new camera effects

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Instagram restores scrolling feature after users slam latest update. Pixabay

Facebook-owned Instagram has rolled out its new updates, including a video chat option, “topic channels” in the “Explore” section and new camera effects for “Stories.”

Over one billion Instagram users will now have access to the “video chat” feature in the “Direct” messages section, along with options to block and mute users and multitask on the app while video-chatting.

The update to the “Explore” section comes with “newer ways to discover your interests on Instagram,” the company wrote in a blog post late on Tuesday.

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Users would be able to navigate through posts by grid-swiping and scrolling options and browse through the “For You” channel that would consist of posts, based on user-interest, along with the option to “mute” channels of less relevance.

The app has also rolled out new camera effects.

The photo-messaging app has launched the new updates for both, iOS and Android users, the post added. (IANS)

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Instagram Restores Scrolling Feature After Users Slam Latest Update

Facebook-owned Instagram has one billion active monthly users and is apparently the go-to app for most users looking to share photographic content

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Instagram restores scrolling feature after users slam latest update. Pixabay

Facebook-owned photo-sharing platform Instagram has come under fire after it introduced a major upgrade, a scrolling feature, only to roll it back within an hour.

The update gave way to users to tap to see more pictures instead of scrolling through a feed of pictures from friends on the platform, resulting in an online outcry late on Thursday and dedicated Instagram users took to Twitter to rant about the “unwanted” update.

“Due to a bug, some users saw a change in the way their feed appears today. We quickly fixed the issue and the feed is back to normal. We apologise for any confusion,” the company tweeted.

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Instagram app logo is displayed on a mobile screen in Los Angeles. VOA

Tapping a picture in the middle of the image triggered a “like” of the image.

But rather than scrolling vertically, users were required to tap on the right or left side of the image to advance to the next picture or video, with a progress bar indicating how far they were through their newsfeed, according to The Guardian.

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“If you’re still seeing it, simply restart the app,” Adam Mosseri, Facebook’s head of Instagram, was quoted as saying in The Guardian report.

Facebook-owned Instagram has one billion active monthly users and is apparently the go-to app for most users looking to share photographic content. (IANS)