The Facebook owned company confirmed the existence of the technical glitch to TechCrunch, in the meantime they claimed that the glitch was resolved in a few hours.
According to the company, the bug “caused a small number of people’s Instagram Stories trays to show accounts they don’t follow.”
It did not displayed the full stories if the accounts were private, but it showed the whole stories if the accounts were public.
The company believes that only small portion of the users’ were impacted by this glitch. However, there are nearly 500 million users’, and even the small fraction of affected users’ could have a great impact.
A Twitter @internetryan drew everyone’s attention when he first reported the problem on the social tweeting about the bug, ‘Hey @Instagram/@facebook, people who I don’t follow (with private accounts) are showing up in my Stories.’