Instagram unveiled a new logo on May 11, and it may actually go down as one of the biggest Internet freak-outs of all time! And while a select few seem to like the update, the masses have spoken — and they are NOT too pleased. One user even threatened to stab her eyes out — yikes!
Hating on an app update is nothing new — remember when people lashed out when Twitter changed its liking system from stars to hearts? And don’t forget how Facebook freaks out EVERY time there’s a slight design or layout change to the site. But the new Instagram change that was unveiled on May 11, may just take the cake for overreactions. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite Twittersphere responses and trust us — they are BEYOND dramatic!
“The Great Instagram Freakout,” as The New York Times referred to it, blew up the Twittersphere with fans completely going crazy over the fact that Instagram changed their layout and logo. And while we totally understand that it takes time to adjust to such a change, the Internet dramatics were a tad overwhelming! Come on people, it’s not like Justin Bieber, 22, shaved his head — again!
“Today we’re introducing a new look,” Instagram announced via — you guessed it — Instagram, on May 11. “You’ll see an updated icon and app design for Instagram. Inspired by the previous app icon, the new one represents a simpler camera and the rainbow lives on in gradient form.” Doesn’t sound too bad, right? Wrong! People had PLENTY to say about this updated icon…and not all of it was pretty.
Check out some of our favorite reactions below tell us, what do YOU think of Insta’s new design?
the new Instagram logo makes me want to stab my eyes out
— gracey (@Graci0uss_) May 11, 2016
New Instagram logo has me like pic.twitter.com/rD2y6SjWJZ
— Vinny Vaillancourt (@vtothepowerof2) May 12, 2016
the new Instagram logo is fiiire pic.twitter.com/bJirmTMsV3
— manelsus (@arianaswallows) May 12, 2016
How the new instagram logo was made pic.twitter.com/Lwe6Oa46T8
— Troy Osinoff (@yo) May 12, 2016
Dear instagram, your new logo is ugly as sin. pic.twitter.com/cs0cV69MfA
— SCOTT WARNER (@ScottWarner18) May 12, 2016
If the Apple logo had been redesigned by Instagram. pic.twitter.com/gK4Y5Xlhwd
— Vlad Savov (@vladsavov) May 12, 2016
Not sure I like the new @instagram app logo! It’s dominating my home screen! 😳
— Phillip Schofield (@Schofe) May 12, 2016
If it’s not broken, don’t fix it. The new Instagram logo = 💩
— Rob Chianelli (@RobChianelli) May 12, 2016
But not EVERYONE was hating on the new design — some people actually appreciated its simpler layout. However, those tweets were few and far between.
Loving the new update of Instagram. Not the logo but the colors & the interface. Black & white theme. So fresh & so clean. 😍
— Lucaspeebo (@Lucaspeebo) May 12, 2016
I DON’T CARE ABOUT THE NEW INSTAGRAM LOGO AM I STILL A MILLENNIAL
— Anne T. Donahue (@annetdonahue) May 12, 2016
Tell us what YOU think about Insta’s new logo, HollywoodLifers — is it amazing or totally ugly?