Instagram has a lot of new enemies following its latest update.
The Meta-owned app has introduced a lot of new changes that users aren’t keen on at all – including different layouts, feeds and colours.
In fact, it’s being called the ‘worst’ update the app has ever done and users are threatening to delete Instagram altogether.
For most people, Instagram has only just changed at the end of June, but the updates were actually announced at the start of May.
Read on to find out all the changes that Instagram has introduced…
Adam Mosseri announces layout and feed changes
On May 3rd, Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri took to Twitter to announce that a whole host of new feed changes were coming to Instagram to make the experience more “immersive”.
The changes include bigger posts and suggested posts appearing feeds all started being rolled out across the world after the May update – which is why your app looks different.
“We’re moving Instagram to a place where video is a bigger part of the home experience, where content is more immersive – it takes up more of the screen,” he said.
That means posts now appear in a larger 9:16 ratio and take up more of the screen, with captions appearing on top of the photo instead of underneath.
The CEO also said that larger part of the feed will now be “recommendations” and “things we think you might love but you might not have heard of yet”.
This is why you’re probably seeing a lot more suggested posts from people you don’t follow on your home page.
Another change comes to Stories. Users can post up to 100 Stories and all of them used to be shown to followers who have to tap through every one.
However, in the new update, excessive Stories are not shown and users will have to click a “Show All” button to see the rest.
Instagram has changed to dark mode
For lots of users, Instagram’s new update has also turned the background black without them changing the settings.
Users usually get to choose whether they want the background white or black, but the app has turned to dark mode involuntarily for many.
Unfortunately, there doesn’t seem to be much you can do about it as Instagram’s colour settings are determined by your phone settings and there isn’t a way to change this within the app.
If your iOS or Android device is on Light Mode, Instagram will appear white. Similarly, if your device is in Dark Mode, Instagram will be black.
So, if your phone settings are set to ‘Light’ but your Instagram is still appearing ‘Dark’, there’s nothing you can do to change this.
To check your colour settings on an iOS device, head to Settings > Display & Brightness and there will be a blue tick in either ‘Light’ or ‘Dark’.
Users hate the changes
Thousands of users have taken to Twitter in recent weeks to discuss who much they hate the new changes.
One person wrote:
A third person added: