Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri addressed users’ concerns about a recent update made to the platform.
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Adam Mosseri talks about new changes on Instagram amid backlash
Chief Adam Mosseri tweeted about recent changes to the social media network.
First, we talked about the backlash against apps that ‘convert to videos’ rather than photos.
Mosseri said, ‘I will continue to apply for photography. It is part of our heritage.’
However, the CEO added that he thinks “In time, Instagram will become more and more video.” He elaborated on it, stating that they ‘will have to rely on that change while continuing to support photography’.
Mosseri also talked about this on Platformer. ‘We’re glad we took the risk,’ he said. If we don’t fail sometimes, we’re not thinking big enough or bold enough.’
The 37-year-old entrepreneur went on to say, ‘But we definitely need to take a big step and reorganize. [When] We learn a lot and come back with some kind of new idea or iteration. So we will work through it.’
He continued, ‘People are frustrated with the new feed design and the usage data is bad. So I think from there we have to take a step back and regroup and figure out how we want to move forward.’
Mosseri’s remarks come a day after major celebrities like Kim Kardashian and Kylie Jenner have expressed their outrage over the latest update.
Jenner shared the meme and called the app. In the post, an article titled ‘Re-creating Instagram Instagram’ was posted.
The 24-year-old beauty conglomerate said, ‘I want to stop using TikTok and only see cute photos of my friends. Seriously, everyone.’
Celebrities and users provide feedback.
Adam Mosseri ended the clip by asking users for feedback. Nevertheless, they did not back down.
Model Chrissy Teigen tweeted: “We don’t want to make a video Adam lol.”
Also, one user ‘[S]A tower that reels everything. We’re getting everyone from journalists, content creators, CEOs and celebrities to agree. Now it’s not just for my friends and people who think I’m cool, it’s for everything you advertise.’
On the other hand, when will Instagram admit that not all creators are video creators? Graphic designers, photographers and other visual artists have helped build IG and use IG to share their work.’