When you recently logged into your Instagram app on your phone or mobile device, did you notice anything different? Well, that anything might also mean a lot of things as the social networking app just made a design overhaul. They now have a new look for their logo as well as a complete re-design for what’s inside the app itself.
Instagram Made a Compelte Design Overhaul
The new logo of Instagram has given people a new sunset-colored, flat-looking image on their mobile device’s screen. The company had just replaced the realistic polaroid camera which has made up the app’s logo for quite a while. The old logo had gone unchanged ever since the app was launched back in 2010.
Along with the new logo, the entire app also showed a completely new design. Even though it still keeps the traditional arrangement of a long feed of pictures with some writing underneath them, it has now ditched the traditional blue theme and has now replaced it with an almost black-and-white design. This new look, however, was met with mixed feelings. There are those who were ecstatic about the new design but there are some who would prefer the old look.
Due to auto-updates, there are people who found out that their phones have downloaded and installed the latest version of the Instagram app. Therefore, their surprise comes right after they’ve just woke up, only to find out that posting their “good morning selfie” will be met with more surprise than just a couple of likes.
Even though there is a growing trend of flat icon designs, the app’s old logo was always relatively non-flat. Facebook, Twitter, and other social media apps have already gone flat for their designs sometime ago.
This redesign has long been rumored and the results is just one of the many that came from the rumor mill. The black-and-white redesign for the user interface might be an effort to get ready for “dark mode” which is expected to be released for the next major iOS update. With “dark mode,” it will allow users to change their phone’s colors into black during night time.
The new Instagram design also assist people in seeing more of their pictures, as per the company. “The simpler design puts more focus on your photos and videos without changing how you navigate the app,” as what the social media platform said in an official blog post.