Instagram has announced a big update for its mobile apps today. This affects users on both Android and iOS, and the newest version of the app should have already been offered to you as an update through the iOS App Storeor the Google Play Store.
The first thing you’ll notice once you install the new iteration is that the app has a different icon. Instagram has gone through a lot of ideas until it settled on the colorful new logo you can see below.
Not only the main Instagram app has received a new icon – the same treatment has been applied to Layout, Boomerang, and Hyperlapse, the other three mobile apps developed by the Facebook-owned photo sharing social network.
In the Instagram app itself you should also see a new design at some point, though this doesn’t seem to automatically appear once you have the newest version, so it’s probably a server-side switch which is getting a staged rollout.
When the new UI does land on your device, you’ll notice it’s much simpler and much more devoid of blue than the old one.
The top and bottom of the app are now white, and the icons in the bottom navigation bar seem to have gotten smaller than they used to be.
Instagram says 80 million photos and videos are shared through its network every single day, and this updated look “reflects how vibrant and diverse” the “storytelling” on the service has become.