Instagram is testing a new user interface for their iOS and Android apps.
The changes, uncovered by WABetaInfo, change how you view posts on your feed. It introduces Cards, where you swipe through items in your feed similar to Stories, instead of scrolling down, with small thumbnails of the posts in the header above.
In this new UI, the Profile and Direct tabs will be inverted. The changes are likely in response to the more gesture-based user interfaces found in the new iPhone and Android P, and also to replicate the very successful Stories feature in Instagram.
See it in motion on WABetaInfo’s video below.
New Instagram UI to view posts on your feed: presenting "Cards", for iOS and Android!
In this new UI, the Profile and Direct tabs will be inverted!
The new changes will be available in future. pic.twitter.com/RVDNuuLvTk
— WABetaInfo (@WABetaInfo) December 3, 2018
According to WABetaInfo the changes are due to come to mobile users in the future.