Everything you once knew is gone.
Instagram has changed its logo and, in case you haven’t heard, it’s a big deal.
The Facebook-owned photo-sharing service had one of the most recognizable app logos of all time. On Wednesday May 11, Instagram updated its iOS and Android apps with a new logo design—it is multi-coloured (yellow, orange, pink, purple, blue), flatter, brighter, and much more minimalist looking.
Ian Spalter, the head of Instagram’s design team, stated that the Instagram logo “was beginning to feel, well… not reflective of the community, and frankly we thought we could make it better.”
What’s black and white and red all over? Instagram. The logo change is following some other major changes such as the flatter black and white design that was introduced last month as well as the now red notification icons. Instagrammers can now enjoy a sleeker, more modern design.
It’s no surprise that Instagrammers had some rather strong reactions to their updated photo app.
lol the instagram logo is 3 of the 4 default colors in the “4-color gradient” effect in after effects ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ pic.twitter.com/lOobUUFDUw
— Erik Carter (@erikinternet) May 11, 2016
Does instagram realize they shouldn’t fix something that’s not broken?
— Kevin Droniak (@kevindroniak) May 11, 2016
guess i have to update my instagram tattoo
— Casey Neistat (@CaseyNeistat) May 11, 2016
Who knew that Instagram’s initial logo (the soon-to-be forgotten Polaroid camera) was only meant to be temporary, created specifically for Apple’s App Store when the developers embraced a design aspect.
The new icon was settled on because it “still suggests a camera, but also sets the groundwork for years to come.”
I have to agree that Instagram’s old look was becoming increasingly dated. Just take it as a learning experience, guys. We all need to learn to embrace change, anyways.