How to get a classic Instagram icon for app’s 10th birthday


Instagram is now a decade previous. The photo-sharing app first landed within the Apple App Retailer on Oct. 6, 2010. To rejoice, Instagram is unwrapping some updates and has a hidden birthday shock that permits you to swap up the icon for the app.  

The corporate teased the birthday Easter egg in a tweet on Tuesday, utilizing emoji to put out the steps. In response, individuals rapidly posted movies of them following the steps and altering up their app icon.

There are 12 new app icons to select from, together with Instagram’s traditional Polaroid-like icon and a Satisfaction-themed icon. 

Change up your Instagram app icon

To search out the birthday Easter egg, first head to the Settings web page within the Instagram cellular app. Ranging from the very prime of the settings web page, drag the entire display screen down. You will begin to see a collection of emoji. 

Maintain dragging the web page down till you set off an animation that fills your display screen with confetti and also you’re taken to the App Icon web page. You will see the message: “To rejoice our birthday, this month we’re inviting you to vary your app icon to your favourite under.”


Screenshot by PJDM

Along with the present Instagram app icon, now you can choose from 12 choices, like Basic, Darkish, Gold and extra, by clicking on the circle to the fitting. You will get a pop-up message asking you to pick out OK

When you click on OK, you may see the brand new Instagram icon on your house display screen. Wish to strive a special icon or return to the unique? Simply repeat the method.

Instagram mentioned it is celebrating its birthday “this month,” so it is unclear if you’ll swap up your app icon past October. The corporate did not instantly reply to a request for remark. 

Tales Map and well-being updates

Instagram mentioned it is also rolling out a Tales Map function to customers. Tales Map is a personal map and calendar of tales you have shared on Instagram during the last three years. You will have the choice to share, obtain or save these tales to your highlights. 

The cmpany additionally on Tuesday detailed two new features aimed at reducing undesirable interactions on the app equivalent to bullying and harassment. Instagram will now robotically cover doubtlessly offensive feedback, although you’ve the choice to view these hidden feedback if you need, and it is increasing its comment warnings to discourage individuals in the event that they repeatedly try and submit doubtlessly offensive feedback. 

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Carrie Mihalcik