Instagram UI getting facelift on Android?

Instagram UI getting facelift on Android?
Some Instagram subscribers on Android have been seeing a change in the picture sharing app's UI. Since this seems to be coming from a server-side update, there is nothing that users need to do, but there also is no changelist to discuss. The new UI is showing up randomly, with the blue bars and borders replaced by a cleaner black and white look. Icons also have been changed.

Instagram originally announced that an Android version was in development back in December 2011. Not terribly long after launching the Android app, Facebook purchased Instagram for $1 billion.  

In the years since, Instagram has become one of the more popular social media destinations. Many of the smartphone manufacturers are using their Instagram pages to show off current models and talk to consumers. If you have a problem with your handset and can't seem to get any feedback from the manufacturer, going to their Instagram page to spill your frustrations will sometimes lead to a solution.

You can check out some screenshots of the new Instagram UI by clicking on the slideshow below.


source: @SkyMaster7 via AndroidPolice

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10 Comments

1. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

I don't know...i've always associated Instagram with the color blue.

5. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

yeah, looks so lifeless to me. at least let the icons have colors.

2. manojmcn

Posts: 633; Member since: Jul 16, 2015

Yes, the instagram app got updated in my Note 4 with new looks yesterday.

3. QuasarExod

Posts: 102; Member since: Mar 29, 2016

I hate apple-ish design on android.

8. volcano

Posts: 348; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

instagram on iphone looks a lot better than this

4. WPX00

Posts: 511; Member since: Aug 15, 2015

Had it on my S7 since yesterday, but the same account on the Moto X 14 doesn't have.

6. johntheone

Posts: 24; Member since: Jan 22, 2015

Trying to take on VSCO.

7. volcano

Posts: 348; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

its a faceDrope not facelift the ugliest facelift i ever seen.

9. aznhachi

Posts: 212; Member since: Apr 12, 2016

why they love white UI ?

10. Gaurav008

Posts: 328; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

Will look awesome on feeds which focuses on B&W photography. I like it.

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