Celebrate with Instagram

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Instagram is celebrating its birthday by letting users switch to older icons of the app, including the classic retro camera logo that it sported when it first became a staple of smartphones worldwide.

Designs stretching back to Instagramโ€™s early days are included in the feature, which will be available throughout October, as well as updated redesigns of the current logo that incorporate different colors and the Pride flag. A pre-launch logo bearing the title โ€œCode nameโ€ is also included. The new feature is well-hidden within the app, but Instagram teased it on its social channels on Tuesday โ€” sending out a cryptic tweet in emojis that gave users instructions on how the access the logos.

Here is how mine looks now:

If a user of the app goes to the settings menu and scrolls right up to the top, a new screen appears showing a list of different options. When one is selected, the new logo appears on the phoneโ€™s home screen. The app launched on October 6, 2010, with a short-lived logo that featured a mock-up of a Polaroid camera. It quickly switched to a brown icon that survived for several years, until Facebook bought the product and gave it a modern, purple redesign.

โ€œBirthdays are a good time to reflect on where weโ€™ve been and where weโ€™re headed,โ€ the tech giant wrote in a blog post on its website Tuesday, adding that the company wants to โ€œsay a big thank-you to everyone who uses Instagram around the world.โ€

Source: CNN

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