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Lastly, the company has added new app icons on Android and iOS. As spotted last month, there are a handful of color options including orange, green, yellow, black to choose from, along with the company’s classic ones and pride-themed icons. These icons will be available through the latest Instagram app.
Instagram completes 10 years today and on this occasion announced a host of new features. This includes a Stories Map and a couple of other features that are focused towards stopping forms of bullying on the platform.
Here’s a short lowdown of the features announced by the IG team today on account of its 10th anniversary celebrations.
Stories Map – As the name suggests, this is private map and calendar of the stories you’ve shared in the last three years, so you can look back and relive some of your favorite memories. You’ll also be able to share, download and save these stories to your highlights.
Automatically Hiding Offensive Comments – Instagram’s begun testing a new feature that automatically hides comments similar to others that have been reported. As a user, you can tap “View Hidden Comments” to see the comments. Comments that violate the platform’s Community Guidelines, meanwhile, will continue to be removed.
Expanding Nudge Warnings – The platform is also expanding its ‘nudge warnings’ to include an additional warning when people repeatedly attempt to post comments that might be offensive. These new warnings let people take a moment to step back and reflect on their words and lay out the potential consequences should they proceed.
Adam Mosseri, Head of Instagram, in a company blog, shares his thoughts on Instagram’s birthday, “We’re dropping some new features that we hope you’ll enjoy, but we also want to say a big thank-you to everyone who uses Instagram around the world. I’m proud of where we are today, but I’m thinking a lot about where we’re going.”
“Right now, we’re witnessing enormous shifts in how people create and enjoy culture. To keep pace with what’s next, we have to adapt, too. Over the coming months, you’ll see some major changes from us, like tabs for Reels and shopping, and some big improvements to messaging. We’ll look to accelerate ways for creators to make a living and for small businesses to sell their products,” he added.
There’s a neat little easter egg too!
Since Instagram’s anniversary theme revolves around nostalgia, the popular platform’s added new app icons on Android and iOS – a throwback to all the app icons that Instagram’s had since 2010 (and a few extra ones).
As spotted last month, there are a handful of color options including orange, green, yellow, black to choose from, along with the company’s classic ones and pride-themed icons. These icons will be available through the latest Instagram app.
Here’s how you can access it:
Step 1: Tap on your profile once you’ve opened the app and click on the three lines available on the right side of the app.
Step 2: Head over to the ‘Settings’ menu and pull the page down to unlock the gift.
Step 3: A new page will appear that will show a list of Instagram logos to choose from.
Step 4: Select the Instagram logo of your choice and restart the phone.
Step 5: The logo you selected should automatically replace the original logo.