Instagram has received a makeover, and Twitter has lost its mind.
On May 11, the photo sharing app launched a brand new interface, including a new icon. In a press release, Instagram explained that its users have evolved over its five years of existence.
Today, Instagram believes itself to be “a global community of interests sharing more than 80 million photos and videos every day.”
The application’s new look intends to reflect how “vibrant and diverse” its users’ “storytelling has become.”
Bringing the focus to users’ photos and videos, the “simpler design” does not change how its users navigate the app.
However, it’s the photo-sharing giant’s new icon that has Twitter users freaking out. Generally it seems the updates layout has been well-received, but the icon is very much disliked.
The new Instagram icon is trash.
— Dominic DeAngelis (@DOMtheB0MB) May 11, 2016
Why does the new Instagram icon look like a bad photo editor app icon
— Peyton Clark (@peytonpclark) May 11, 2016
when you see the new instagram icon pic.twitter.com/bx6ImwNsvq
— madi (@alltimemadi) May 11, 2016
The new Instagram logo looks like a rejected starburst flavor pic.twitter.com/8jJo8q87aL
— Tre Coast (@trecoast) May 11, 2016
Really impressed with all the time and effort that went into redesigning the Instagram logo. pic.twitter.com/E0uTdT66uh
— Madison M. K. (@4evrmalone) May 11, 2016
I like how the new Instagram icon shows an outline of your dinner plate w a glass next to it pic.twitter.com/5vQ28k68ra
— Girl Code (@grilcode) May 11, 2016
Best thing I’ve seen today. How the new Instagram icon was made. [via Reddit] pic.twitter.com/Ax33Zk11Uc
— Katherine McCoy (@katherinemccoy) May 11, 2016
the new Instagram logo looks like it was designed by Lisa Frank pic.twitter.com/6Q1DVs54op
— MONICA LIN (@thundercupLA) May 11, 2016
When I saw the new Instagram icon…. pic.twitter.com/bUA681XNoI
— JRCM. (@nostalgicfrolic) May 11, 2016
I swear I could make the new @Instagram logo on PowerPoint with my feet…
— MaxRagan (@ItsMaxRagan) May 11, 2016
New Instagram update has everyone like: pic.twitter.com/3i7LCEjxaF
— Disney Pixar (@DisneyPixar) May 11, 2016