Instagram’s latest redesign will make profiles more organised and easier to use

“Instagram will integrate all the changes slowly, bit by bit, over the next few weeks”

Instagram, in a press letter, yesterday announced that it will be bringing changes to the app’s design and layout. The redesign, according to Instagram, will let users “better express yourself and more easily connect with the people you care about on your profile.” The new design will focus more on your bio than your followers, moving the follower and following count below your name instead of next to it, even below your bio.

The redesign will change not only the view of your own profile, but also of others’ profiles. There will be options visible on user profiles, allowing to go through ‘Grids’, ‘Posts’, ‘IGTV’, ‘Tagged’. There will be separate icons on user profiles, giving you the option to ‘Follow’ or ‘Message’ the user. In case of a business, there are additional icons to give you the option to ‘Call’, ‘Email’, ‘Start Order’ from the site, or open ‘Directions’ to the business.

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Instagram wrote in its post, “Your profile is where you share who you are on Instagram, so starting today we’re testing ways you can better express yourself and more easily connect with the people you care about on your profile.

Over the next several weeks, you may see features re-arranged at the top of your profile including changes to icons, buttons and the way you navigate between tabs, which we hope will make profiles easier and cleaner to use. The photos and videos you’ve shared on your grid won’t change.”

Instagram will update and bring the redesign slowly in the coming weeks, not all at once, so you will be able to see minor changes happening in your Instagram in the coming days. 

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