The technology newsletter Platformer reported earlier on Instagram’s decision to reverse the changes.
Some of Instagram’s most followed users had criticized the updates. On Monday, Ms. Jenner and Kim Kardashian, her half sister, both shared an image on Instagram that read: “Make Instagram Instagram again. (stop trying to be tiktok i just want to see cute photos of my friends.) Sincerely, everyone.”
In response to the criticism, Adam Mosseri, the head of Instagram, posted a video on Tuesday explaining the updates and defending the app’s move to video. He also acknowledged that some of the changes were still in process, calling them “not yet good.”
Meta has been trying to morph some of its marquee products into ones that better mimic competitors. Mark Zuckerberg, Meta’s chief executive, has spoken publicly about how TikTok has grown into a formidable challenger for people’s attention and said his company needed to act quickly to keep up with viral trends and new features of those rivals.
In a call with investors on Wednesday after Meta reported its first quarterly revenue decline as a public company, Mr. Zuckerberg said Instagram’s Reels, a video product, was driving user growth and engagement. He said the company expected to double down on the product category over time.