Instagram gets a new look on Android

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Instagram underwent a major update on Android today bringing a refreshed design.

We weren’t complaining about the old version of the Instagram app, but Instagram thought it was a good time to change things up. The update is live in the Play Store now. You’ll notice a change right off the bat with Instagram’s new icon (pictured above) that’s far more colorful than the previous one. Instagram has also swapped in new icons for its creative apps Layout, Boomerang and Hyperlapse.

The big design changes lie inside the app, which puts simplicity at the forefront of focus without changing the way you navigate. This way Instagram users who already know their way around the app won’t have to relearn where everything is. Photos and videos are now at the epicenter of focus. Instagram mentioned that the “updated look reflects how vibrant and diverse your storytelling has become.” Instagram hopes the new version lets people connect in new ways and make shared experiences fell more true to life.

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Source: Instagram


About the Author: Doug Demagistris

Doug was raised in New York and currently attends Muhlenberg College where he is majoring in Accounting. He has been a die-hard Google and Android enthusiast ever since he purchased the Samsung Galaxy Vibrant. Doug strongly prefers Android over competitors for its customization, flat Material Design and exceptional integration with Google Services. Currently, Doug switches between the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Nexus 5X, and travels with a Nexus 9. In addition, Doug wears an Android Wear smartwatch and has other gadgets such as a Nexus Player and Cardboard viewer. Aside from writing with Talk Android, Doug enjoys testing new applications, designing concepts and studying Android application development all while attempting to keep up with the rapid world of technology. He’s hopeful that his high productivity will make lives easier and more meaningful. Doug’s dream is to attend Google I/O.