Friday , September 21 2018 Ausdroid » Software » Apps, Games & Google Services » Instagram announces a new app icon and layout for their mobile apps

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Instagram is rolling out a re-design to their mobile apps, including an update to the iconic app icon.

The new look is a conglomeration of the rainbow colours from the original, laid out in a gradient. The new look also extends to their other apps including Boomerang and Layout (and Hyperlapse on iOS).

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The new look is a more staid design, eschewing the familiar blue and white icons and going to a more basic, monochramatic design with a lot more white. Instagram says that the new design is to ‘more focus on your photos and videos’ but won’t change the way you navigate the app.

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Instagram is rolling out the update from today, so keep an eye out for an update notification in Google Play when it’s ready to rock.

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I see no difference to the app at all, it’s still the stock blue at the top of the screen… Am I missing something?

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The update hasn’t hit your phone yet. It’ll come 🙂

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“going to a more basic, monochramatic design”

Someone needs to double check the word monochromatic before hitting publish. I definitely see more than one colour 😉

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I actually don’t mind the change. Needed it to be honest.

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