Funny Reactions To Instagram’s Design Changes Show Users Went Through All The Grief Stages
If you haven't updated your Instagram account in the last 24 hours, brace yourself: big changes are coming. OK, in truth, nothing crazy happened. However, Instagram has redesigned its interface, at least a little bit, and the company has a new logo, which is upsetting many loyal 'Grammers. The good news is that even if these modifications aren't your cup of tea, the Internet's funny reactions to Instagram's design changes are pretty over the top (so, at the very least, you should get a good laugh). But what exactly has changed?
Perhaps the most obvious — and controversial — change is the company's logo: i.e. Instagram's trademark retro camera lens has been replaced by something more, um, modern and colorful. In fact, the new minimalistic Instagram logo mimics the "flat designs" Apple and iOS users have come to know. And while, according to Us Weekly, the new logo still incorporates the tiny rainbow from the old logo, it is a now a "full-on rainbow background." (Minus green. Seriously: there is no green.)
As for other changes, the app's interface is now in black and white. Sure, there are still a few flashes of color: notifications now come through as red — instead of orange — and hearts are still red, but otherwise the design is fairly monochromatic. However, according to the company's blog, there was a very good reason for all of the Instagram changes:
But back to user feedback. Many Instagrammer's are not happy about the design changes. I mean, sure, the navigational elements remain the same and functionality is unchanged, but that doesn't mean people have to like the app's new appearance. Here are 10 of the funniest reactions:
Instagram Meets Edvard Munch
tbh I actually love the new Instagram logo, but this popped into my head when I first saw it. pic.twitter.com/LuSQt8pXxy— Matt Haughey (@mathowie) May 11, 2016
The Five Stages Of Grief
when Instagram changes everything: pic.twitter.com/9rQAxpNLmt— Zac Pułłam (@zacpullam12) May 11, 2016
Shock & Denial.
I get angry every time I look at the new Instagram icon it's ugly @instagram— Janet Snakehole (@shannyphantom) May 12, 2016
The new instagram makes me sad— emily (@williamlee666) May 12, 2016
New Instagram logo is trash. Maybe they'll get a lot of flack and change it back like The Gap did. pic.twitter.com/9pb9v19XO8— Kai (@ghost__goblin) May 11, 2016
Don't forget to be angry about the new Instagram icon before you forget the old one existed and your life goes on as if nothing changed— elan gale (@theyearofelan) May 11, 2016
Instagram changes logo and the internet says: pic.twitter.com/NgJfyGI35x— Stephanie Patrick (@CordyPatrick) May 11, 2016
We Just Wanted...
All these Instagram changes when all we wanted was to zoom in on people's profile pic...— Sarah Tintiangko (@sarahtntiangko) May 12, 2016
> Instagram updates entire app— Dj CUTMAN! (@VideoGameDJ) May 12, 2016
> changes everything
> still impossible to respond to comments
And The Best Response Ever
Inside the Instagram design team pic.twitter.com/e8aEivfe8R— Maximilian Hennebach (@maexco) May 12, 2016
Whether or not Instagram will decide to change its logo back remains unclear. (This is a move many are calling for, but it is also a move that I believe to be highly unlikely). The good news is that tomorrow is another day, and before long, this new design will feel natural. Before long, we won't even be able to remember the old one.