People Are Really Freaking Out Over Instagram's Latest Update


While some people like to embrace change, other people really, really hate having to adjust to the unfamiliar.

After all, humans are creatures of habit.

I happen to be the latter of the two, so obviously, I tend to freak out whenever someone suddenly decides to make unnecessary changes to my daily routine.

If you happen to share my struggle, you might want to brace yourself.

Remember when we told you Instagram might be rolling out a new design?

Well, the day finally came.

That's right. Instagram, the photo-sharing app owned by Facebook, just updated its iOS and Android software, and the new version comes with a bougie logo and a different layout.

Ian Spalter, Instagram's head of design, wrote on Medium,

The Instagram icon and design was beginning to feel, well… not reflective of the community, and frankly we thought we could make it better.

So, what should you expect with the new update?

Well, the first thing you'll notice is Instagram ditched its signature Polaroid camera and rainbow logo for a more minimalist design featuring a white outline of a camera on a colorful background.

In addition to the modernized logo, the navigation icons -- aka the home, search, camera, activity and profile buttons -- have also been given new appearances.

Plus, all of the in-app text will now be black and white, and the notification icons were changed from their OG orange hue to the color red.

Take a look at the video above to see Instagram's new design, and check out the tweets below to see what people are saying about these changes.

Your Instagram feed is about to look a lot different...

The new Instagram update is kinda weird — kick flip? (@goskate27) May 11, 2016

...because the latest Instagram update just gave your favorite photo sharing app a major makeover.

WHAT THE FUCK IS THE INSTAGRAM UPDATE — Jakub (@JakeeyOliverr) May 11, 2016

On Wednesday, Instagram rolled out the updates for its iOS and Android software, and the new version comes with a brand-new logo and layout.

Instagram logo before and after update. Still out of place… — Sofía (@fofiane) May 11, 2016

As you can imagine, everyone is losing his or her sh*t over this update...

I hate the new Instagram update it's hideous get out of my sight — pimpdaddy69 (@bibleboy1000) May 11, 2016

...and the new design seems to be giving people some pretty strong feelings.

Instagram's update got me like: — Heda (@WonderNay) May 11, 2016

So far, we've seen everything from happy responses...

This new Instagram update is lit — Nathan Dalby (@NathanDalby1) May 11, 2016

And people who really seem to be feelin' the new look of the app...

Instagram update is poppen — حلوى ماري (@taffymariex) May 11, 2016

To Instagram users who are just straight-up confused...

@instagram update got me all confused and sheet — Elle Chapleau (@elle_bfitbody) May 11, 2016

...and people who are scared to download the new update.

Why the fuck Instagram changed so much omg... I don't wanna update but I want... Omfg — miyuki みゆき (@myu_myux) May 11, 2016

For the most part, it seems people are not fans of the new design...

old instagram > new instagram update — claire caulfield (@clairecaulfi3ld) May 11, 2016

...and a lot of people actually seem to be angry AF about the updated layout.

I HATE THE INSTAGRAM UPDATE — mack-a-million (@fischer_mack) May 11, 2016

Citations: Instagram just changed its logo in a big way (Mashable)