Here's a look at the overhauled Instagram design currently being tested
posted by Ben R. / Apr 26, 2016, 9:39 PM
threatening to meddle with timelines. The folks at Insta have since clarified that such alterations will not be happening just yet, and in the meantime, appear to be at work on tweaking the app's design. Though still at testing stage among a small number of users, it's quite a departure from the traditional look, offering a somewhat cleaner approach.
With tensions running high and users signing petitions to keep Instagram the way it is, a company spokesperson has told Mashable that it is just, for now, a test:
If we're being a tad cynical, we'd guess that Instagram has every intention of rolling the new look out to the wider community in the near future. Given the hysteria that has arisen from Instagram's recent proposals, though, it makes sense that the company should choose its words and its moves carefully for now.
As for the design, we'd say it's a slick, flattened and generally inoffensive look that follows the wider trend of minimalist app design. To do away with the colorful UI elements seems a logical step for an app that gleans much of its eye candy from the photos themselves, though on the other hand, the new look could be construed as plain and boring.
What do you make of the appearance-in-testing? Let us know in the comments.
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Of course..only for iOS
posted on Apr 26, 2016, 10:26 PM 0
I think it looks good. I honestly don't get why people freak the f*** out just because of change. It's literally the only thing in existence guaranteed to you.
posted on Apr 26, 2016, 11:07 PM 3
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I guess I'm one of the testers as that's how Instagram looks on my phone. I miss the trending hashtags at the top but this new design is pretty cool too. They just need to add the trending themes/hashtags section back.
posted on Apr 27, 2016, 7:40 AM 0
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