Instagram has begun rolling out a major update to both their Android and iOS apps today with a focus on content while maintaining the app’s easy navigation. The revamp of the photo sharing app is the first major redesign in several years and it does away with the darker theme of the app and brings with it a light, white UI with content dominating the screen instead of it being a mix of photos and text. And yes, even the icon for the app is changed up in this release.
The news of the revamped app came on the Instagram blog where the company highlights the reason behind the change and it all comes down to the ever evolving community of users of the app.
The Instagram community has evolved over the past five years from a place to share filtered photos to so much more — a global community of interests sharing more than 80 million photos and videos every day. Our updated look reflects how vibrant and diverse your storytelling has become.
As for when you will see the new app, it should be hitting devices over the course of the next few days for those who have it installed already. It does appear that it has started to roll into the Google Play Store so it shouldn’t be long now.