- Instagram’s new home screen layout is annoying active users.
- Instagram’s new home screen posts take up the entire screen space much like how it’s with Reels.
- Images/videos with a short aspect ratio have a thick coloured overlay above and below the posts.
Instagram, the popular photo-sharing and social media platform, had recently rolled out a design overhaul that is currently hitting the app. The app’s interface gets new visual changes with “vibrant colours to make it feel illuminated and alive”. It gets a new home screen layout and design. The new design, according to Instagram, will put content at the centre. While all these changes sound fancy, reviews from users are not encouraging as Instagram’s new app layout is apparently annoying.
The new full-screen Instagram layout is so annoying. Makes scrolling through your feed a lot slower. 😩
— Ishan Agarwal (@ishanagarwal24) May 26, 2022
Instagram users have vented their disappointment on Twitter. Some users are even pointing out how the new UI is making them use the app less compared to before as it is growling annoying. It looks like Instagram has messed up the UI big time.
I think the new Instagram update may have cured my obsession with looking at things on Instagram for hours on end. Thanks, I hate your new layout 👍🏻
— Jessifer 🏴☠️🏳️🌈🏳️⚧️ (@JessiferHill) May 18, 2022
Don’t like Instagram’s new home screen layout?
Instagram’s new home screen UI puts posts at the centre stage. Apparently, posts on the home screen take up the entire screen space much like how it’s with Reels. This makes scrolling slower. This means instead of showing multiple posts on the screen, you will now only a single post.
Images/videos with a short aspect ratio have a thick coloured overlay above and below the posts, which seems to be a waste of space with no practical use case. Users are also complaining that it is no longer easy to read captions. Meanwhile, expanding captions make it difficult to swipe to the next image. Users also need to scroll down to view the next post like ‘Reels’. Instagram says that this would make the posts much more immersive but in reality, the coloured backgrounds seem distracting.
The new feed continues to have a navigation tab at the bottom of the panel and the top bar with the notifications and DMs section is also present. We hope Instagram walks back on the new layout before users start leaving the app for good.
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