The internet really doesn’t like Instagram’s profile page redesign

Last week Instagram announced that it has begun making design changes to users’ profiles pages on the platform.

“Your profile is where you share who you are on Instagram, so starting today we’re testing ways you can better express yourself,” the company explained in a blog post.

The company said that features would be “rearranged” and “icons, buttons and the way you navigate between tabs” will also be updated.

The upcoming changes are also meant to help you connect with follows and friends better by displaying information in a more accessible way, according to the social network.

The changes will be tested in different combinations, and the first round is already underway.

Personally, I find my revised profile untidy, outdated and boring, and the internet largely agrees. Several users expressed their distaste online, distinctly calling the update “ugly”.

The update favours the user bio, making it more dominant at the top of the profile page, with the profile picture is now next to the bio, on the right side.

Though users clearly don’t like the change, we can all take comfort in the fact that this is merely the first phase of testing.

“We’ll continue to experiment and update the experience as we learn from your feedback,” the company concluded.

Feature image: Instagram

Shereesa Moodley


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