Brace Yourself: Instagram Just Launched a New App Icon & App Redesign
With the controversy surrounding its rumored new algorithm and the gradual rollout of a new, black-and-white redesign for some users in recent weeks, Instagram has dropped a number of clues about big changes up its sleeves. And now, it appears some of those changes have finally arrived via an update to the app released Wednesday morning; specifically, an all-new app icon and the widespread launch of the simplified black-and-white app redesign.
That's right, the skeuomorphic, camera-like icon that you've tapped a zillion times is officially gone. And it's been replaced with this thing:
As for the redesigned app, Instagram claims the new look "puts more focus on your photos and videos without changing how you navigate the app." Here's what it looks like (although you can just head over to the App Store and update your own to see it firsthand):
As you can image, a lot of people aren't very happy about the changes:
Does instagram realize they shouldn't fix something that's not broken?— Kevin Droniak (@kevindroniak) May 11, 2016
But regardless of how you feel about the changes, you probably won't even remember that it happened in a few months. The world will soldier on, and you will not stop taking food photos and selfies.
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