Instagram Icon & App Gets Makeover: It’s Pink Now!

Instagram Icon & App Gets Makeover: It’s Pink Now!
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The old-school and dated icon of Instagram is gone! The Instagram icon & app has received a complete makeover, something that is a lot more vibrant, playful and modern.


The entire look and feel of Instagram have gone through a renewal, with the icon now reflecting bright colors like pink, orange, yellow and purple. The radical redesign of the app was already something that Instagram users were anticipating ever since screenshots of the new modern design were leaked online a month ago, reports TechCrunch. However, no one could tell for certain when, or if at all, the company would go forward with the redesign. As it turns out, it did.

However, Instagram’s new icon does not completely digress from the old design. One can still see subtle hints such as the blending colors, reminding one of the rainbow in the old design. A more simplified form of the camera is represented, too.

The Instagram app itself has also received a color-change; only this time, unlike its icon, it has “colored-down.” It has taken a B&W route, observes The Verge, which is an attempt to highlight the photos and videos being posted by users. With the User Interface no longer competing for attention, the media definitely pops out more on the screen. The notifications still remain colorful, however.

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Ian Spalter, Instagram’s Head of Design, commented on the decision of redesigning Instagram icon & app:

“When Instagram was founded over five years ago, it was a place for you to easily edit and share photos. Over those five years, things have changed. Instagram is now a diverse community of interests where people are sharing more photos and videos than ever before, using new tools like Boomerang and Layout, and connecting in new ways through Explore.”

The redesign update has already arrived on iOS and is soon to arrive on Android devices.

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