In a long overdue move, Instagram has updated its iconic icon.
While some are sure to take issue with the new neon icon, it’s a big improvement over the anachronistic one that preceded it. To be honest, the previous icon didn’t age well. It dates back to the founding of the company in 2010 when skeuomorphism dominated the design language of iPhone apps thanks to former iOS chief Scott Forstall.
In adopting a new icon for its main app, Instagram has also made matching icons for its other app offerings, including Layout, Boomerang and Hyperlapse.
Alongside the new icons, the company has also formalized the simplified black and white we saw make its way out to a limited number of users in weeks prior. The new look is now rolling out to all of the more than 300 million people that use the platform daily.
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