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Instagram Celebrates 10th Birthday With Stories Map, New Icons, and More

retta283

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I hope enough people select ‘Classic2’ so Instagram thinks of giving this option forever or even change it‘s icon back to that one.

It’s great how much craftsmanship had the icons before this flat nonsense.
I agree. I don't use Instagram but I always thought that icon was nice, reminded me of the older iOS icons before 7. Wish every app allowed you to choose icons like this.
 
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Mr$tone

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There’s also a new icon available for Outlook for iOS since a week or two. It’s available in Settings where you choose theme. You can now choose between light or dark icon. The dark icon is very nice.
 
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persuasiveghost

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Instagram has to be the most used and relevant app right now. There really is no need to keep overdeveloping it. Much like when people shifted to Facebook, it was the simplicity of it all: just a tastefully done picture with a short caption. Now it's so complex feature and interface wise that it's just a slightly better Facebook. I still like it and will continue to use it but damn, way too much bloat. Bring back chronological and ditch that "you're all caught up" nonsense.
 
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twocents

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Same here! It also made me realise how poorly the iOS flat icons have aged, and they've been around since 2013 iOS 7. We're now on iOS 14, I think it's high time for a full-on UI refresh.

Case in point, 7 years later I still find the more abstract icons i.e. News and Photos sorely in need of a refresh.
 
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Bawstun

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Can’t get mine to switch either can’t I have tried restarting my phone. Booooo.
 
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gmarm

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Same here! It also made me realise how poorly the iOS flat icons have aged, and they've been around since 2013 iOS 7. We're now on iOS 14, I think it's high time for a full-on UI refresh.

They just applied this look to Big Sur as well, I wouldn't hold my breath (sadly).
 
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Mr$tone

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Is the cool ”change icon” feature gone? My Instagram app was updated and the icon reverted to default and now there’s no option to change the icon :(
 
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retta283

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Is the cool ”change icon” feature gone? My Instagram app was updated and the icon reverted to default and now there’s no option to change the icon :(
If you can't scroll up like you could before to access it, it's probably gone unfortunately. Would've been nice if they kept it (all apps should have a similar feature) but sometimes developers aren't so nice...
 
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otternonsense

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Is the cool ”change icon” feature gone? My Instagram app was updated and the icon reverted to default and now there’s no option to change the icon :(
Same here, I'm annoyed that the purple gradient vomit is back. And the new CTA placement makes no sense other than push their marketplace. Awful.
 
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