Instagram introduces revamped design and a colorful new icon

Instagram is now rolling out its first major redesign in years, and in line with previous reports, it's ditched its colorful interface in favor of a black and white motif, putting more of an emphasis on your photos and videos. In addition to the new app design, Instagram is also changing its icon for the first time, along with the icons of its secondary apps Layout and Boomerang.

From Instagram:

Today we're introducing a new look. You'll see an updated icon and app design for Instagram. Inspired by the previous app icon, the new one represents a simpler camera and the rainbow lives on in gradient form. You'll also see updated icons for our other creative apps: Layout, Boomerang and Hyperlapse.We've made improvements to how the Instagram app looks on the inside as well. The simpler design puts more focus on your photos and videos without changing how you navigate the app.

The latest version of Instagram should be rolling out on the Google Play Store (opens in new tab)

35 Comments
  • So finally they released it to all user. A lot of people is confused with their diffrent looking instagram in their phone. Posted with ❤Love❤
  • Do we have a build number? AT&T Galaxy Note 4
  • 8.0.0
  • That was a very Googley promotional video.
  • Have they changed the feed to "most popular photos first"? If yes, I'm staying in the old layout.
  • Agreed! can anyone confirm or deny this?
  • I've been seeing my feed out of order lately so I'm assuming so Droid Maxx 2
    Nexus 7 2013
  • Anybody seeing the update yet? Posted via the Android Central App
  • The new icon is stupid. I like the original. Posted via the Android Central App
  • That nee icon is intrusive and hellish Living In An Android World
  • I have the new look but the old icon :) Posted via the Android Central App
  • Lol!! I have the new icon but the old look! Edit: A restart did the trick.
  • Same
  • Edit : wrong post Posted via the Android Central App
  • Updating now Posted via the Android Central App
  • Not a fan of the new icon, really. But I use Whicons, so it's no biggie.
  • I guess it looks nice, subtle but elegant, like the current VSCO app logo. I'll definitely miss the old Polaroid though,... This phone has the AC App.
  • I got the new icon, but old design
  • Restart your phone Posted via the Android Central App
  • What is this? Windows98?
  • Thank god for Nova and CandyCons... Seriously Instagram, hire a designer from the 21st century. It's Apple 1990's all over again.
  • Don't you mean Apple iOS7? Posted via the Android Central App
  • Yep, desing looks like 80's. Nowdays it is all about simplicity. Posted via the Android Central App
    for LG G3
  • I can't get over how the new instagram icon looks like Samsung's milk music and video icons hahaha Posted from my Note 5, Nexus 6p, or iPhone 6 plus!
  • From iconic to just another flat colorful icon.
  • Looks like Samsung milk Posted with ❤love❤
  • Make instagram black pls!!! Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Gold Platinum & Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Gold Platinum & Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Black Onyx
  • Looks generic Posted via the Android Central App
  • App icon is awful. Who made this decision? Posted via the Android Central App
  • Some idiot at Facebook probably.. Posted via the Android Central App
  • People ******** about the new icon..the greatness of Android..launchers ! Just change the icon to whatever you want and stop ********. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I do run a different launcher, doesn't mean the icon isn't ugly. Even if I change it, the icon STILL remains ugly. My icon would not be the Instagram icon, it would be what I choose it to be, but yet, the one that their design department had created, remains ugly. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Can you zoom? A pictures app that can't zoom the pictures is ridiculous.
  • You could always zoom... Posted via the Android Central App
  • Strange thing - app updated but still with the old icon... Posted via the Android Central App