Bye Bye Blue, It’s Time to Try Something Black-And-White

Instagram has always been quite thoughtful to evolve itself among other social media platforms. But recent screenshots hint that the platform is thinking to modernize itself by moving away from its iconic blue and orange to black-and-white.

Screenshots sent to The Verge by tipster Anton Abramov have shown an in-testing redesign, containing a lot of white space and some modified icons throughout the app. The square camera icon with a circle inside has been replaced by something more similar to a camera. Rather than a heart inside a dialogue bubble, the activity icon is now represented just by a heart. Also, the profile icon that usually shows the users’ own avatar is just a generic headset icon now.

Instagram has confirmed that the design is real but currently a design test only. “We often test new experiences with a small percentage of the global community,” an Instagram spokesman said while speaking with The Verge. “This is a design test only.”

The design looks very modern but likely less typical than the current version of the app. As it’s still a design test, we’re still not sure when this update will roll out globally. Currently, only a small number of people can see the new design. Probably the feedback from the community will decide whether Facebook’s photo sharing service will stick with the blue or will become black-and-white.

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