On October 6, 2020, Instagram celebrated its 10th anniversary. Notably, the app is now a decade old. However, there is an easter egg that lets you switch the Instagram icon with the old classic one.
Yes, you heard it right. Like me, you might have missed this easter egg. But multiple reports have highlighted that Instagram had hidden goodies for all its users as a birthday surprise.
With the help of this Instagram easter egg, you use any icon that the company has used for the app in the past 10 years. In fact, there are some new ones with different shades as well.
You can use the first icon of the Instagram app, or use the classic Polaroid icon, which was missed by many when Instagram decided to stick with what we have as the current app icon.
Just to remind you how old the app and you have gotten, Instagram was launched a few months after the release of the iPhone 4. Feel older yet!
The polaroid Instagram icon was used for over 5 years. The new icons also get different shades and themes like the Pride rainbow colors and monochrome options.
Well, this new update not only includes new icons, but it also has some other goodies. It also includes a private map and archive of all your stories shared in the past three years.
You might be curious to know how you can change and switch between those new Instagram icons within the app. To give you a brief, there are a total of 12 Instagram icons.
And to switch between those, you simply need to head over to the Settings menu of the Instagram app. Once in the Settings menu, drag the whole screen down and you will see a series of emojis pointing upwards.
Keep dragging and you will see an animation that says “Celebrate With Us”. The messages read, “To celebrate our birthday, this month we’re inviting you to change your app icon to your favorite below.”
As already mentioned are quite a lot of Instagram icons with this easter egg. You also get Classic, Dark, and Gold shades of the app icon. Once you select the app icon, the new icon will be placed on your device’s home screen.
Notably, this hidden Instagram easter egg is available for both the Android and iOS users. So, no one is left out. One thing is unclear whether these new app icons can be used beyond October or not.
Because the message states celebrating its birthday “this month”. Our guess is that this new easter egg with new app icons is available for the month of October only, after which it will be removed.
However, the company has not said anything officially about it. Better don’t get attached to the new Instagram easter eggs.