Just months after Instagram hit us with the changes to our feeds, it’s back at it again. At least this time there won’t be any annoying “turn on my post notifications or you won’t see my photos” nonsense. But they have changed the theme we have grown to know and love and the internet is pissed.
According to Mashable, once you’ve updated the app, you will no longer recognize the classic brown “gram cam” icon. You’ll have to search through all your apps to find a now much more colorful camera icon. This little cube now fades from yellow and orange to different shades of purple and honestly looks a little trippy. It’s almost like a sunset.
— GQ Magazine (@GQMagazine) May 11, 2016
The realistic look of the old retro-camera has been replaced by simple white boxes and we’re really not sure what they were going for here. It’s really a big move to change a company’s iconic logo, nonetheless Instagram. Maybe they were going for a sleeker look like their siblings Twitter and FB. Maybe its designers tried a new strain of LSD this weekend and were totally inspired. Maybe the new hip and trendy logo is an attempt to get our parents off of the social media. My vote is for the later.
But it doesn’t stop there. Apparently the new interface is strictly black and white. So all the color from the inside has been moved to the outside. I know we’re all scared of what they’ll think of next, with the biggest fear being a “post per day” limit. If I can’t clog up everyone’s feed with back-to-back posts, I’ll lose it.
Instagram yet again fixing something that’s not broken. Maybe next time they can change something actually worthwhile, like getting us more followers. Thank me later, ‘gram..
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