SAN FRANCISCO, CA – A day after users expressed frustration over the upcoming changes to Instagram’s photo stream, users are having more issues — they are unable to log out while using the app.
After Monday’s unpopular update, users are no longer able to log out. Previously, the “log out” option showed under “Options.”
Instagram is aware of the issue and working to release an update that will resolve the problem.
If you need to log out, you can delete and reinstall the app. The only other workaround is using Instagram.com in your mobile browser.
On March 15, the company announced that it was testing a change to its news feed. Rather than the reverse chronological order, Instagram said it was trying out an algorithm-based feed that would show the “most relevant” content to users first.
Call it a delayed reaction, but on Monday, users were furious about the prospect.
Though the changes have yet to roll out broadly, celebrities like John Mayer and Kendall Jenner have been outspoken about the potential changes
“My tastes, interest and curiosities change every day; if I’m not even sure what’s relevant to me, how will you know?” Mayer posted on Instagram last week.
“Don’t fix something that isn’t broken,” Jenner, who has 52.6 million Instagram followers, tweeted.
Instagram, which Facebook bought in 2012 for $1 billion, says users miss 70% of the content in their feeds. That’s why it’s looking to change the way the platform surfaces photos.
One woman launched a Change.org petition after Instagram made the announcement, which now has more than 300,000 signatures.
The backlash has one common call to action: “Turn me on.”
Users can turn on notifications to ensure their feed includes posts from that account. This feature isn’t new: It sends a notification when your favorite users post. But people likely aren’t going to turn notifications on for every single account they follow or they’ll be inundated with notifications.
For its part, Instagram said it is aware of users’ concerns.
“We’re listening, and we assure you nothing is changing with your feed right now. We promise to let you know when changes roll out broadly,” it tweeted on Monday.
An Instagram spokesman said that only a “very small, single digit percentage” of the Instagram community is currently impacted by the testing of the new algorithm.
It could be “weeks or months” before any news feed changes would roll out more broadly.
For now, users can sit tight and enjoy the app as they’ve known and loved it. Or try to.