What’s up with the New Instagram Look?

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Let’s face it, is anyone surprised when a social media site changes something anymore? I mean, really? Facebook has been our fickle friend for over a decade and other social venues are no different.

Instagram is on that new wave of changes, but I have to say I don’t know how I feel about all the adjustments.

Here’s a run down on the newest look.

  1. Logo redesign…eh.
  2. Format change…eh.
  3. And the recent change to their algorithm away from chronological order…inevitable.

But Instagram has their reasons:

Logo Redesign

“Inspired by the previous one, the new icon represents a simpler camera and the rainbow lives on in gradient form.” – Instagram

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Check out their new design introduction here.

Format Change

“The simpler design puts more focus on your photos and videos without changing how you navigate the app.” – Instagram

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Instagram is saying that the changes were made to better reflect us – the users- and they wanted to “reflect how vibrant and diverse your storytelling has become.” 

So now that you’ve seen the changes and why, what are you’re thoughts? Do you like the changes or do you already miss the original?

Let us know!