Instagram launched ten years ago today on the App store, October 6th, 2010. This photo-sharing app does not need much introduction as it is one of the most popular apps to date. One thing people were interested in most apart from the Instagram app itself is the icons. And now to celebrate their 10 birthday, they bring them all back at your disposal.
Happy 10th Birthday Instagram
To celebrate, Instagram has added an easter egg to the app that lets you change its home screen icon. Instagram says;
“This month we’re inviting you to change your app icon to your favourite,” so don’t get too attached.
- The icons available include the classic Polaroid-style camera designs.
- Pride rainbow colours
- Monochrome Instagram options.
There’s another secret feature too. A private map and archive of your stories from the past three years.
How To Access The New Instagram Icons
To access the new icons, go to the settings within the app and do a long swipe down on the screen to reveal some emoji. Once you’ve swiped down far enough, the icons will be unlocked and you’ll see a message from Instagram.
The official Twitter account shows us how it works:
Here’s a vid of the secret! 🙌🏻 pic.twitter.com/ZlRIWWa0s7
— Patrick Kosmowski (@kosmowskipat) October 6, 2020
The icons Easter egg still appears to be in the process of rolling out. It has not worked for either of us yet but it should be rolling out to everyone hopefully by the week’s end and run during October.