Instagram today updated its iOS app to version 4.2, redesigning the look of the app for iOS 7 with a "focus on clarity." In addition to a revamp, Instagram has also gained higher resolution photos and videos that now stretch to the edges of the screen.

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We put the community—and the photos and videos you share—first. To bring you the best experience possible, we have always valued beauty and simplicity in our app. With the introduction of iOS 7 and its emphasis on clarity, we were excited to rebuild the look and feel of Instagram in a way that would bring these principles together and let the moments this community captures and shares shine.

In this update you will find that we’ve increased the size of photos and videos in your feed so that they expand to the edges of your screen. We’re also happy to say that increased size means increased resolution, so photos and videos will be clearer and more vibrant than ever.

Along with edge-to-edge photos and videos, Instagram’s grid view has been streamlined, incorporating larger thumbnails. The app also has circular profile pictures to better fit into the iOS 7 ecosystem. Aside from a changed look, the app’s functionality remains the same.

Instagram can be downloaded from the App Store for free. [Direct Link]

Top Rated Comments

Worf Avatar
120 months ago



Wish it looked more like this..
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
brnmbrns Avatar
120 months ago
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Wish it looked more like this..

Right?
So many big named apps are really missing the mark on iOS 7 design. I don't think many people 'get' iOS 7 design. :sigh:
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
rwilliams Avatar
120 months ago
I understand that their icon is, well, iconic, but I was hoping they'd redesign it. That thing's got to go.

I do like the new design of the app, though I wish they'd have done something a little different with the bottom bar.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
crazyspartan678 Avatar
120 months ago
The app icon has not been redesigned, contrary to what the article states.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
3bs Avatar
120 months ago
Are notifications finally fixed now? Whenever I opened notifications they'd never get dismissed, I had to manually dismiss them from the NC.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
3bs Avatar
120 months ago
ihonda sez you should not be able to browse your photos at the zoo either

If Instagram release an iPad version I promise to never use it at the zoo.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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