Instagram was released today ten years ago, the photo-sharing application first appeared in the App Store on October 6, 2010. It is a few months after the iPhone 4 was released. To celebrate this, Instagram has added an Easter egg to the app that allows you to change its home screen icon.
Available icons include classic Polaroid-style camera designs that have been in use for more than five years. There are also theme changes on the current logo, including “Pride” rainbow colors and monochrome options. The app update also includes another feature: private maps and an archive of your stories from the past three years.
To access the new icon, go to the in-app settings and swipe down on the screen to display some emojis. After swiping far enough, the icon will be unlocked and you will see a message from Instagram.
How its work?
Here’s a vid of the secret! 🙌🏻 pic.twitter.com/ZlRIWWa0s7
— Patrick Kosmowski (@kosmowskipat) October 6, 2020
The iconic Easter egg seems is still promoting. I have used it on several phones, but some have not yet.
It sounds like these icons are only available in October. The Instagram message reads “this month we’re inviting you to change your app icon to your favorite,” so don’t get too attached.