• Freddy Mahn

You can now change Instagram's icon to the classic Polaroid

Are you one of the Instagram users who rolled their eyes in disapproval when the photo sharing app announced a complete redesign of its logo? Well… then the company has some good news for you.



To celebrate their 10th birthday, the app has inserted an easter egg that will allow you to change the home screen icon from the current multi-coloured one to the classic Polaroid icon.


According to The Verge, there is one more added feature as well. “The icons available include the classic Polaroid-style camera designs that were used for more than five years. There are themed variations on the current logo, too, including Pride rainbow colors and monochrome options. The app update also includes another feature: a private map and archive of your stories from the past three years.”


If you want to get that nostalgic feeling, make sure that you have updated to the latest version. Then, go to the settings within the app and do a long swipe down on the screen to reveal some emoji. Once you’ve swiped down far enough, the icons will be unlocked and you’ll see a message from Instagram.


“This month we’re inviting you to change your app icon to your favorite,” Instagram wrote in a cheeky update. Through the wording, it can be assumed that you will only be able to use and see the old icons during October only.


Here is a video of an Instagram user show how to change the home screen icons:







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