Recently, the company has been trying to steer clear of portraying the app as photo-based. Instagram is looking to be known as a social media app, not a photo one, hence the change in icon. When I heard this, I laughed. To me and many of my friends, Instagram is the top social media app. For my generation, it surpasses Twitter and Facebook. I didn’t understand why they were trying to do this, as it’s already a form of social media.
As most know, the old icon for the app was a clear depiction of a Polaroid camera (on the left). A few days ago, the app updated and now is a white outline of a camera with a yellow, pink, purple and blue background (on the right).
What are your opinions on the new icon? Are you all for the bright choice, or are you annoyed at how basic it is? The latter is how the internet is feeling right now- no one appreciates the new logo. So Instagram, as a website and app, why did you choose a logo that has upset the entire online world?