If you've never heard of Instagram, firstly....please go and download the app, it may just change your life. Considering we live in a world where everyone is seemingly connected to social media, the above statement was a bit silly!
If you've not gone on Instagram for the last 24 hours, please do! It's changed...A LOT! Not only the features and the colours, but the actual Instagram LOGO too! Here it is.....
The old logo, was a retro looking camera...everyone knew it, it was recognisable, you knew it...it was part of your life, you longed to have a camera just like it. For us, it's certainly going to take some getting used to! It feels like someone's child got let loose on the design and threw a load of paint over a stencil and this was the outcome. I'm sure it won't be long before everyone forgets about the old logo and moves on with their lives.
Instagram has been around for 5 or so years now, with over 80 million pictures and videos uploaded to the app daily. When app's change, a lot of the time, it feels like it's going to be for the worse. I certainly remember back in 2007 when Facebook started to change and people kicked up a fuss when "is" was removed from the status updates!
The whole design is now white and black...gone is the Instagram blue! Fonts are now BLACK, notifications are now RED....OMG, call the Police! We actually like the new design, it feels much more sleek, simple and there's more focus on the content. The usability remains the same, so don't worry, you won't have to learn anything new!
What are your thoughts? Love it? Hate it? Tell us!