INSTAGRAM got a fresh coat of paint.
The US social media app began rolling out a visual overhaul last week, tweaking its colors, font and logo.
Instagram said the update aims to help create “more immersive and inclusive experiences” for users.
Changes introduced on May 23 include a new, lighter icon with the app’s animated “gradient.”
It’s practically the same icon as before, but lit up, a change reflected in the app’s design.
The lighter color palette also appears in Instagram’s create mode, stickers, and story rings.
Instagram said the new gradient was created using 3D modeling “to make it feel lit and alive.”
The social media titan has also introduced a new typography, “Instagram Sans,” to be used on its billboards, websites and more.
Appearing in Stories and Reels, it’s designed to be easy to read no matter where you’re from.
“We partnered with language experts around the world to adapt the typeface to global scripts, including Arabic, Thai, and Japanese,” Instagram said.
“We want to support all of our creators and community members who are driving the culture to fully express themselves in whatever language they choose.”
The company said its new design puts content first by presenting full-screen images.
They might be small changes in the grand scheme of things, but it’s Instagram’s first visual makeover in a while.
Instagram said, “We’re bringing new energy and purpose to our colors, fonts, logos and other branding elements with a refreshed visual identity.
“Our new system is designed to continually evolve to help us create more immersive and inclusive experiences for our community.”
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