How to change the Instagram icon from the secret menu of the app

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Instagram celebrates its birthday. The social network of images and videos par excellence turns 10, and to celebrate it, the company wanted to create a special "event", introducing new features, including a secret menu, from which it will be possible change the app icon on mobile devices.

This menu it's hidden and so you probably overlooked it when using Instagram as usual.

Therefore, to celebrate together with Instagram the tenth birthday of one of the most used platforms in the world, today we explain how you can change easily the instagram icon, regardless of whether you have an Android mobile or an iPhone.



Instagram allows you to change the app icon from its hidden menu.

Change the Instagram icon from your XNUMXth birthday secret menu

To change the Instagram icon, you must first have the latest version of the application installed. This version is available from today on Google Play and the App Store, so make sure you download the latest version of Instagram on your mobile.

Once you've installed it, it's time to access the secret menu of the app. To do so and then edit instagram icon, you need to follow these steps:

  1. Open Instagram and tap your profile picture in the bottom navigation bar.
  2. Tap the gear icon in the top left corner.
  3. In the settings menu, scroll down until a row of emojis appear and the device vibrates.
  4. You will access the «Application Icon» menu. After seeing a confetti animation, you will be able to choose between different icons for the app.


the premium four icons offered by the app represent the original icons that the company used in the application, from when it was in development until it finally saw the light before becoming one of the social networks with the largest user base in the world. The rest are icons with different shades of color, including some simpler ones in black or white.



In both Instagram for Android and its iPhone version, the Changing the app icon does not mean replacing the original app icon. Instead, Instagram creates a link to the web version with the new icon. It is also worth noting that this feature will only be available during the month of October.


Therefore, in case you wish customize the instagram icon once a month has passed, or if you wish customize the application icon, you might find it interesting to check out some of the best icon packs you can use on Android.

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