The social network giant celebrated its tenth birthday on October 6, 2020. And to mark its 10 years of existence with dignity, Instagram has decided to offer a few little surprises to its users. Among them: the possibility of changing its famous logo on your smartphone as if it were the Instagram profile photo How to do it? Follow the leader !
I - How to change the logo of the Instagram application?
To change the Instagram app logo , here are the steps:
- Update your Instagram app: This is the first step as the logo change feature is only enabled for those who have the 162.0 update.
- Refer to the application settings: it is in the menu, top right, when you are on your profile. You just need to click on the “three menu bars” and then Settings.
You are now in the settings. Instead of scrolling down, scroll up. You will see several smileys there. If so, good luck, you're on the right track. Keep scrolling up. Don't stop until you see the birthday cake. This is the one Instagram wants to share with its users!
Choose the logo you like the most: you will have the choice between 13 icons. As soon as you click on your favorite, the icon will immediately appear on your smartphone's wallpaper. You can relive Instagram's first year with the old logo or choose the new logos, specially designed for the occasion.
Enjoy your new Instagram logo!
II - Story map: another new feature
Stories have become a must for Instagram users. If for your subscribers, these photos or videos disappear after 24 hours, for you, they remain for life. You can then consult them through the chronological grid.
Unfortunately, many people find this feature far too difficult to pick up. The tenth year of the application is the perfect opportunity to rectify the situation. Thus, to make this task easier, Instagram has created two new display modes for archived stories. In the "calendar" version, you can see when your stories were taken. In the "map" version, you can see where the archived photos and videos were taken. Please note, for this second version to be active, you must add a location sticker to the photo or video you want to put in your stories.
2019 also marks Instagram's official commitment to the fight against bullying and cyberbullying. It must be believed that the success of social networks has also made this intimidation easier. For this, Instagram has already taken several measures. And the managers are particularly proud of these measures taken: “in less than a year, we have observed a marked decrease in the number of negative interactions in comments and captions”.
Not to stop at such a good start, Instagram has decided to add other features that are even more powerful and efficient. The most important is the one concerning the implementation of an artificial intelligence that automatically hides all comments similar to those that users have already reported before. The user will be able to view all hidden comments, by referring to the "view hidden comments" tab.
With the arrival of features related to hidden comments, the social network already allowed users to receive a notification (a warning) when they published a comment that could be offensive, today they will receive an additional alert, to prevent if a user tries to post a series of malicious comments. Instagram wants to emphasize the consequences of the negative words and phrases that some Internet users post on social networks.