Instagram has updated their app layout, and users are not thrilled.
Instagram has pinned their new reels tool and their shopping feature to the bottom menu bar. The menu bar now contains a home button, explore, reels, shopping and your profile. With notifications and new posts migrating to the top right, next to the message feature.
Many users feel like Instagram is changing in a negative way. With the algorithm not showing peoples posts, non-chronological feeds and now pushing shopping features on users. Many people state they’ll continue to use the app, but they usually just post and go. Instagram are pushing the shopping function to try and support small businesses, however it looks as though it may have the opposite effect.