Facebook-owned Instagram today announced a major new version of its iPhone app with an overhauled user interface with bigger photos and an updated Home screen app icon.
“Inspired by the previous app icon, the new one represents a simpler camera and the rainbow lives on in gradient form,” explains the company. In addition, they’ve updated app icons for Layout, Boomerang and Hyperlapse, too.
Instagram is available free of charge on the App Store.
The design changes in Instagram for iPhone revolve around a new monochromatic look which does provide a flatter appearance. “The simpler app design puts the focus on your posts and keeps your features in the same place,” said Instagram.
A fresh coat of paint extends to other minor changes, such as an updated Camera button at the bottom and Instagram’s Activity button, which is now a heart icon rather than a heart in a speech bubble.
With more than 80 million photos and videos shared on the service every day, Instagram’s updated look and feel reflects “how vibrant and diverse your storytelling has become,” as per the company.
Instagram’s overhauled interface is now available across its mobile apps for iOS and Android. Embedded right below is the promotional video highlighting the design changes in Instagram for iPhone.
According to the blog post, Instagram’s updated icon style stays true to the camera and rainbow theme. And here are the refresh app icons for Instagram, Layout, Boomerang and Hyperlapse.
The following video highlights the evolution of the Instagram logo.
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Download Instagram 8.0 for free from the App Store.