Once again, Instagram has some changes lined up. It’s not going to big like some of the updates we’ve had in the past. These changes were mentioned by Instagram in a vague blog post last week and they’ll roll out in the next few weeks.
These profile updates seem to be a small quality of life change. As seen from the pictures, it will affect the user experience on how the profile views and functions. One of the most notable changes from the potential images shows the tab icons replaced completely with text. I personally welcome this change. I remember when I first started using Instagram some years ago I was always getting confused between the grid view and the regular post view. It also seems that your display picture will be moved to the right. The locations for each profile’s bio and name seems to be swapped around a little but still retains a clear hierarchy.
Since Instagram co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger stepped down earlier in September, we’ve been getting updates like ‘Your Activity’, the nametag QR thing and some shopping features. Earlier in the month Instagram also released an update to curb the billions of fake likes and follows throughout the app.
What do you think of Instagram’s updates ever since Facebook’s former News Feed chief took over as VP of product?