Instagram is planning a change that is going to upset a lot of people. If you are one of those who likes to keep all your images in order and make use of the 3 x 3 grid, prepare for a storm that may stir your account's real estate.
It's not a mass-update yet, but some users already saw it: the grid size changes! It's not going to be a three-column grid forever. Some have woken up to see four columns in their grids. If your Instagram wall is a carefully designed display of tile-art where every image is in color- and content-relation to the adjacent one, your artwork is in danger of being vandalized by that update. For people who use the social network for their business, this can cause a lot of confusion among current and potential customers.
Why is Instagram making this change? For some, the reason is to catch up with the ever-growing size of smartphone screens. Does Instagram know there are users who arrange their images based on the classic three-column grid? Are they prepared for an angry storm of comments? Probably. How will they handle that situation? We still don't know, but they must have a Plan B in their pocket. Maybe there will be a grid size setting in your account? For now, we can only guess.
Is your account already switched to the new grid? Did your perfect grid get rearranged?