Yesterday, Facebook-owned Instagram rolled out an update, a revamped user interface which brings a much simpler black and white appearance within the app and a brightly colored logo, representing a simpler camera with the rainbow colors in gradient form.
As predicted quite a lot of Instagram users didn’t like the new look and have took to Twitter to mock and complain about it. Here are what individuals think of the new log.
The new Instagram logo looks like a rejected starburst flavor pic.twitter.com/8jJo8q87aL
— Tre Coast (@trecoast) May 11, 2016
According to Instagram, “Our updated look reflects how vibrant and diverse your storytelling has become.” Users have termed the new look as resembling something that could have been designed in a Microsoft program from the 1990s.
How the new Instagram icon was made. pic.twitter.com/GnivZv81pW
— Oliur (@UltraLinx) May 11, 2016
Apart from casual users criticizing the look, AdWeek magazine has called the new logo a “travesty” and wished it could be changed back to the way it was.
Some others liked it but, had a picture of something scary in mind when the first saw the new logo, according to
@mathowie “My brain definitely went to Plant Vs Zombies even though i couldn’t play it” when he first saw the new logo.
tbh I actually love the new Instagram logo, but this popped into my head when I first saw it. pic.twitter.com/LuSQt8pXxy
— Matt Haughey (@mathowie) May 11, 2016
Personally I preferred the previous logo, it was unique and at first glance explains what the application is all about. But as with all other changes made in several social media updates, soon people will get used to the new look.
And you? What do you think of the new design? like it? let us know your thoughts in comments.
Instagram was created by Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, and launched in October 2010 as a free mobile app. It features online mobile photo-sharing, video-sharing, and social networking service that enables its users to take pictures and videos, and share them either publicly or privately on the app. Originally, a distinctive feature was that it confined photos to a square shape, similar to Kodak Instamatic and Polaroid images, in contrast to the 4:3 aspect ratio typically used by mobile device cameras. In August 2015, version 7.5 was released, allowing users to post photos captured in any aspect ratio. Users can also apply digital filters to their images. The service was acquired by Facebook in April 2012 for approximately US$1 billion in cash and stock.