It’s Instagram’s 10th birthday today. And it has a gift for users.
In celebration of a decade of life, the app is letting users switch to retro and colorful app icons. This comes on the heels of iOS 14’s aesthetic home screen trend, and I, for one, am not complaining.
Instagram tweeted out a cryptic emoji message to its followers yesterday. It hinted that something exciting was on the way, and told users how to get the hidden feature.
— Instagram (@instagram) October 6, 2020
It actually takes relatively few steps to get a cute new icon. All you have to do is make sure you have the latest version of the Instagram app, and head over to your account Settings. There, pull down on that screen (a good pull, it puts up some resistance!) until the emoji pop up, and then you should be taken to the icon options menu — as shown in the video below. Read more…