May 11 AT 9:23 AM Evan Selleck 0 Comments

Instagram launches a new app icon and redesigned layout

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Rumor had it that Instagram, the popular social network that hinges on photos and videos, was testing out a new redesign that would aim to put a bit more focus on the images users were trying to look at. Turns out the rumors were true, as Instagram has officially announced a brand new redesign to its Android and iOS apps.

Instagram says the new, simpler design should put more focus on the photos and videos, and accomplishes that without changing the way users navigate the app. On top of all that, Instagram is also updating the app icon, making it quite a bit more colorful.

Layout Boomerang new app icons

Instagram has updated the app icons for its other services, too, including Layout, Hyperlapse, and Boomerang.

Instagram says that within the social network over 80 million photos and videos are shared every single day, so a change in the way people look at content makes sense.

A New Look for Instagram from Instagram on Vimeo.

How often do you use Instagram? What do you think of the new design?

Source: Instagram blog

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